"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.
OWLPEN MANOR, Near ULEY,
GLOUCESTERSHIRE GL11 5BZ