Morgan’s Manor dates to the mid 18th century, and has the perfect topiary-and-fountain garden for indulging Jane Austen fantasies. It sleeps up to 23 guests, with 15 in the main house, 6 in the Gate House and 2 in an apartment.
The main house has 8 bedrooms, five of which are en-suite. Two of the bedrooms share a Jack-and-Jill bathroom, and one of the doubles takes pot luck.
Downstairs, there’s a lovely kitchen with an Aga and a table for breakfast, a comfortable drawing room, a dining room that seats 16 (20 if you add in catering-style chairs), and a library. There’s a cinema room on the first floor, should you have teenagers that need a dose of darkness and drama.
The Gate House has 4 bedrooms and can sleep 6 guests, two of whom would have a single room to themselves. There is one family bathroom and a downstairs loo. It also has its own kitchen, sitting room and dining room.
The Apartment has one bedroom and sleeps two people, in open-plan, loft-style. There is a sofa-bed, available on request.
The gardens of Morgan’s Manor are a delight, especially the peace offered by strolling in the beech arboretum. A terrace overlooks the lawns, which segue into the 30 acres of private land surrounding the house, including a lake, stuffed with fish. There’s a tennis court, for the energetic guest, and a croquet lawn, for the competitive. There’s a large hot-tub (with changing room), for the blissed-out guest of any persuasion.
Edmund’s Choice of Extraordinary Feature
“Morgan’s Manor is in a great position to enjoy the Cotswolds. Moreton-in-Marsh is barely two miles away (great pubs), and Soho Farmhouse is less than half-an-hour’s taxi drive.”
About the Location
The house is near the village of Donnington, above the Evelode valley. The nearest main-line train station is Moreton-In-Marsh, a Cotswold market town just off the Fosse Way. It’s about 40 minutes’ drive from Oxford, and five minutes’ drive from Stow-on-the-Wold, with its fabulous antique shops.
Thing To Do
The Cotswold area is particularly good at providing entertainment for all different types of visitors. There are plenty of opportunities for sporting endeavours (horse riding, golf, shooting etc), as well as great restaurants and ravishing little towns with interesting shops and galleries.