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    (2 night min all year)

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    10 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    2 (all year)

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    3+ Dogs

  • Bathrooms


  • Access


  • Hot Tub

About The Manor Wychwood

The Manor Wychwood is a gorgeous Cotswold holiday home. Surrounded by three acres of private parkland and with space for 24 people to sleep in 10 sumptuous bedrooms, it is ideal for your annual holiday with extended family, stag and hen weekends, or celebrating milestone occasions.

Tucked away in the peaceful hamlet of Fordwells in the Cotswold Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), The Manor Wychwood is in the perfect location for groups who appreciate space and privacy. However, the house is not isolated, being only a short drive from the bustling village of Witney where there is an excellent choice of welcoming pubs, shops, cafes, supermarkets and other useful amenities. It is easy to see why Witney was once voted the best places to live in Britain as you stroll past the pretty market square with its traditional Buttercross.

The Cotswolds have some of the best rural views in England and exploring the area is a joy in every season. In addition to green swathes of beautiful countryside laced with lanes, footpaths and bridleways along which to walk or cycle, there are pretty chocolate-box villages like nearby Minster Lovell where many of the cottages retain their traditional thatched roofs. On the other end of the scale are places like Woodstock with a wide choice of great independent places to eat, drink and shop. Blenheim Palace is only a 20-minute drive from The Manor Wychwood, with its magnificent house and grounds that never fail to amaze with their opulence and beauty, while the shops, museums and ancient spires of Oxford are not much further. There are multiple golf courses in the area, as well as opportunities to sail and horse ride.

Cotswold attractions close to The Manor Wychwood include The Cotswold Wildlife Park, Cogges Manor Farm, Chedworth Manor and the only crocodile zoo in the UK, Crocodiles of the World. There is plenty of space at the house for guests to arrange on-site activities that can include everything from pottery workshops to pampering spa days, including cooking classes and dance workshops. The owners of The Manor Wychwood can provide details of local businesses for catering, bike hire and party planning to help ensure that planning your perfect holiday is fun and stress-free.

The Manor Wychwood is managed as part of the fantastic Cotswold Manor Estate so you can trust that the standard of accommodation is of the highest quality with plenty of extras to ensure guests immediately feel welcome. Please see the owner’s website for more information.

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Owner details:

Stephen Palmer joined Independent Cottages in March 2018

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Amenities / Facilities

  • Hot Tub
  • Log Burner
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Cot
  • Highchair
  • Pub Nearby
  • Games Room
  • Golf Nearby
  • Kingsize +
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • Enclosed Garden
  • Smart TV
  • Washing Machine
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Microwave
  • Dish washer
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • Horse Riding Nearby
  • WiFi
  • Family Activity
  • Wedding Venue

Location (The Cotswolds)

Accommodation Comprises

The former barn dates back to early Victorian times and has been skilfully converted into a contemporary holiday home with spacious rooms and modern conveniences like ultra-fast WiFi and digitally controlled heating in every room.


  • Guests will want to converge on the stunning sitting room with a beamed ceiling and inglenook fireplace with a woodburner. The house is decorated in a relaxed country-estate style with lots of natural textures like leather sofas and oak floors. A 55-inch TV is perfect for film nights, but can also be tucked away for parties and other events.
  • Space is put to good use in the kitchen diner, which features a range cooker, American fridge/freezer, dishwasher, drinks fridge, microwave, and ample crockery, cutlery and equipment to cater for big groups. Glass doors open onto the patio and let in lots of natural light, while the dining area can be set up with one or two tables to suit the number of guests staying.
  • Next to the garage is a games room with a pool table, table tennis, air hockey and table football.
  • Six of the ten bedrooms are downstairs with three having an en-suite. Five of the bedrooms are triples whilst the other is a twin. Some of these have twin single beds which can be linked to form a super-kingsized bed if preferred. Please let the owner know your required layout when booking. Every bedroom is furnished to the same high standard as the rest of the property, with beds made up with quality bed linen and bath towels provided. Some bedrooms also have TVs.
  • Family shower room with a WC, walk-in shower and handbasin.
  • Cloakroom with a WC and handbasin.


  • The remaining four bedrooms are upstairs, three with two single beds and one as a triple. As with those on the ground floor, the layout can be flexible to suit the needs of guests, with some single beds able to be zipped together to form super-kingsized (6ft-wide) beds.
  • Two bedrooms are close to the family shower room, which has a walk-in shower, WC and a handbasin.
  • The remaining two bedrooms are next to the bathroom where there is a shower over the bath, WC and a handbasin,

Outside: A paved terrace is next to to the kitchen and dining room and has outdoor furniture and a charcoal-fired barbecue as well as an eight-person hot tub. There is a large flat expanse of lawn for ball games and other outdoor activities, with three further acres of parkland to enjoy. The house has a garage, as well as a games barn with cloak room and ample off-street parking on the driveway.

Additional Information: All utilities, WiFi, bed linen and bath towels are provided, with guests to provide a beach towel or robe to use with the hot tub. A cot and highchair are available on request - please let the owner know when booking. Short breaks are possible all year round. Well behaved dogs are welcome with prior agreement from the owner.

Prices are charged as follows: Short breaks are offered all year round costing from £2900 (low season) for a one to three-night weekend break or one to four-night mid-week break. Full pricing can be found by clicking through to the owner's website where online booking is also available.

The Manor Wychwood Tariff & Supplementary Information

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 24 in 10 bedrooms (4 Triples & 6 Twins)
3 or more dogs welcome
Wheelchair accessible, but check requirements with owner
No smoking
Preferred Arrival Day:
Payment Options:
Credit / Debit Card, Bank Transfer
Group Booking Details:
All male groups - Yes
All female groups - Yes
Catering available - No.
Booking Conditions:
Please refer to the owner for accessibility requirements, booking terms / conditions and cancellation policy.
Help combat online fraud. Speak to the owner on our officially verified number: +44(0)1993 358202 before paying by bank transfer.
Please discuss any requirements regarding your pet(s) with the property owner.
Children must be supervised when around / using the hot tub.
Independent Cottages recommends that you take out holiday cancellation insurance.

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Stephen Palmer
Member Since March 2018

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* Calendar last updated: 22nd May 2024

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