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"Owlpen ... the loveliest place in England"
Fodor's Britain Guide

"Owlpen ... the epitome of the English village"
HRH The Prince of Wales
quoted by kind permission from A Vision of Britain, 1989

"Owlpen ... a paradise incomparable on earth"
Letter from the poet Algernon Charles Swinburne to William Morris, 1894


OWLPEN in its magical Cotswold valley setting has long been recognised as one of the most romantic places in England. For 40 years, nine Cotswold holiday cottages sleeping from two to eight guests have been created for holidays and short breaks to a discerning international clientele.

The famous Tudor manor house (1450-1616) stands in an early formal garden of magnificent yews at the heart of the estate, steeped in 900 years of history. Owlpen and its hamlet of secluded Cotswold holiday cottages form a relaxing home from home, set in a private estate of woods and hills in the most dramatic landscape of the Cotswolds. Owlpen's luxury offers peace, privacy and seclusion such as you will find nowhere else in southern England.

The licenced Cyder House restaurant is set in an atmospheric medieval listed building where we serve home-cooked, seasonal meals for private parties, with an emphasis on the fresh produce of the working farm and garden. The restaurant, manor house and holiday cottages adapt as the Cotswolds' most romantic setting for exclusive weddings and civil marriages, celebrations, gatherings of friends, meetings and corporate events.

Nicholas and Karin Mander welcome you to Owlpen to share this breathtaking and dreamy corner of the Cotswolds first hand and at leisure. We hope these pages will give you some flavour of the experience of Owlpen and its cottages: "the incomparable paradise on earth" nestling in the folds of the Cotswold hills. The Owlpen lifestyle today continues the centuries-old traditions of hospitality, in the spirit of the family motto: vive bene, "live well".

We will be holding our
on Sunday 27th September 2015: 10am-4pm

and our


 on Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th October 2015


  The Estate Office opening hours are 9.30 am to 5 pm Monday and Friday. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 9.30 am to 1.30 pm.


Telephone: +44-(0)1453860261        
email: sales@owlpen.com
special offers
Late Bookings for late summer. Mellow colours at Owlpen Manor, autumn's glory. Book your last-minute break today!

Booking now for half-term holidays, autumn breaks and 2016 weddings.

15% off low-season breaks.

Please call Bella in the office for more details -
01453 860261.
25.08.2015 - 23:40
Calling all Brides! We will be holding our FIRST ARTISAN WEDDING FAIR on SUNDAY 27th September 2015: 10am-4pm.
23.07.2015 - 10:48
After 18 years in the pipeline, Owlpen was finally, on 8th July 2015, granted a licence to hold civil weddings and partnerships in the Great Hall and adjoining rooms of the Manor House (for up to 50 people) and in the Cyder House (for up to 100).
holiday cottages
Owlpen features nine dreamy hideaways, including 'listed' Cotswold historic buildings. Sleeping from 2 to 9, they range from snug medieval barns and byres to roomy farmhouses; a gazebo, a watermill. Each one of them offers something unique.
OWLPEN'S FIRST ARTISAN WEDDING FAIR on SUNDAY 27th September 2015. Owlpen is an extremely adaptable setting for any special occasion, with stunning medieval cyder house, several romantic marquee sites and wonderful photo opportunities wherever you look. Events can be held for just 20 or up to 200. License for civil weddings and partnerships.
house visits
The manor house and Stuart gardens are open in the summer months for exclusive Group Tours by prior arrangement. Packages can be tailored for your requirements, including lunches and teas in the atmospheric Cyder House Restaurant.
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