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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 given a warm welcome 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 discreet and intimate home from home, set in a private estate of woods and hills in the most dramatic landscape of the Cotswolds. Owlpen offers peace, privacy, and seclusion such as you will find nowhere else in southern England.

The licensed Cyder House restaurant is open by prior appointment for private parties.  With the manor house and holiday cottages, it is the Cotswolds' most romantic setting for exclusive weddings and civil marriages, celebrations, gatherings of friends, meetings, and arts 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".


  The Estate Office opening hours are 9 am to 5 pm Monday and Friday. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 9 am to 1pm.


Telephone: +44-(0)1453860261        
email: sales@owlpen.com
special offers
We have late availability for autumn/ winter weddings!

Please call Bella in the office for more details -
01453 860261.
11.09.2016 - 14:08
Concerts in October
16.08.2016 - 08:11
August 2016
holiday cottages
Owlpen features nine dreamy hideaways in the heart of the Cotswolds. Sleeping from 2 to 9, they range from snug medieval barns and byres to roomy farmhouses; a gazebo and a watermill. Three of them are listed historic buildings. Each offers something unique.
At Owlpen we host magical weddings in the manor gardens for up to 180 people, overlooking the medival manor house.  The 15th century Cyder House is also a perfect wedding location for up to 120 guests.  Please contact the estate office for more details.
house visits
The manor house is open in the summer months for exclusive Group Tours by prior arrangement.  The gardens are open every day 10-5pm, tickets £5.  Packages can be tailored for your requirements, including lunches and teas in the atmospheric Cyder House Restaurant.
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