Manor Cottages is a Cotswolds based holiday cottage business.. we’ve been letting holiday cottages for over 25 years. The business has grown enormously in 25 years, but what has remained exactly the same in all that time, are our core family values. From Day 1 we set out to offer honest, friendly and trusted advice and with this set of principles, we have grown from offering a handful of cute, thatched cottages for two, to 300+ cottages of all shapes and sizes, spacious family getaways and grand Manors for special occasions.
All our holiday cottages are inspected and regularly reviewed. We have the widest selection of the best self-catering properties available in the Cotswolds and far beyond. Our cottage locations span from Stratford-upon-Avon in the north and down to Bath in the south, from Woodstock in Oxfordshire Cotswolds across to the beautiful Wye Valley. At Manor Cottages we mightily are proud to be offering some of the most sought after holiday properties in this most attractive corner of the UK.
A little History...
The Manor Cottages journey began in 1989 with a Colin and Angela, the original owners, renting their little stables out for self-catering holidays.
Next a few friends ask for help with letting their properties out and then, before they knew it, Manor Cottages were up and running and slowly but surely grew from a couple to 40 cottages over the next 15 years.
In 2005 they met current owner, Chris Grimes, who took over the business at a crucial stage where Angela and Colin felt they had done what they could for the business which, at this stage, was with the aid of good old fashioned wall charts for 'live' availability and a one page website.
Since then, Chris and his ever growing team have provided the platform for Manor Cottages to evolve and continuously grow. In 2014 we processed 5,000 bookings, received 25,000 guests in our cottages and generated nearly 40,000 unique visits to our website each month.
THE trusted holiday cottage agency for the Cotswolds..
We’re proud to have expanded not only the business but also the area we operate in to throughout the entire Cotswolds and beyond to Bath, Oxfordshire and the Wye Valley. We know this area better than any other holiday cottage business in the country and we’re proud to call ourselves as The Trusted Holiday Cottage Agency for the Cotswolds.
1st Class Service and the Personal Touch..
As we continue to develop the business side of Manor Cottages, we recognise that all of our customers (owners and holidaymakers alike) demand the best in top quality service while as well as that personal touch, and this is exactly what Manor Cottages have always done and always will do and this is the main reason so many of our customers and cottage owners continue to return to us year after year.
Whether you are looking for a holiday, a short break or you have a property that you wish to market to our customers, Manor Cottages is the right choice for you.
Holiday Cottages in the Cotswolds
The Cotswolds is the jewel in the English countryside’s crown, a beautiful and sprawling region of charming, picturesque towns and villages and some of the most breath-taking landscapes the country has to offer. Nestled between William Shakespeare’s Warwickshire hometown of Stratford-Upon-Avon and the iconic city of Bath in Somerset, the Cotswolds has everything from rolling hills and wetlands to scenic valleys and stunning waterfalls.
Manor Cottages has a wide range of self-catering properties situated across the Cotswolds and its surrounding areas. Whether you’re visiting with family and friends for an extended holiday, or enjoying a romantic weekend break for two, we’re sure to have precisely the kind of welcoming and cosy cottage you’re looking for!
Though it’s known for its peace and tranquillity, there is lots to see and do in the Cotswolds during your stay. Keen historians can visit beautiful Blenheim Palace (birthplace of Winston Churchill), or see the Roman spa in Bath, while nature enthusiasts will enjoy spotting some of the diverse animal and birdlife in the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty or the magnificent lakes of Cotswold Water Park. The Cotswolds is also blessed with an abundance of hiking and cycling trails for you to explore at leisure on foot or by bike. Families will be pleased to know that there are plenty of fun-packed destinations and activities for children of all ages, including the open-air Lido of Chipping Norton, Cotswold Wildlife Park, and the Motoring Museum and Toy Collection in Bourton-On-The-Water.
Meanwhile, visitors looking to take things at a slower pace, and relax and unwind in the Cotswolds’ charming surroundings can while away an afternoon or evening in one of the region’s many wonderful tea shops, restaurants and country pubs.
Each of our Cotswold holiday cottages has been carefully selected and is maintained to the very highest of standards, to ensure that they will feel like a home away from home. From beautifully renovated barns that combine original features and modern conveniences, to traditional, picture postcard country cottages, we are sure you’ll find the perfect property to make your Cotswolds holiday an unforgettable experience.