If you’ve been binge-watching anything at the moment, we can bet Haunting of Bly Manor has been on your list. After a spooky Halloween season, we’re itching for season 4 to be announced! So, while we wait we decided to round up a list of our favourite manor houses in the UK for your 2021 staycation. But don’t worry, these places aren’t actually haunted, we just think they’re pretty amazing.
Old Queen’s Manor, Cotswolds
Prices from £43pppn (approx. $57 USD)
Bright, airy, and beautifully decorated, Old Queen’s Manor is certainly fit for a queen. You and your group will be living like royalty, picnicking in the orchard, splashing around in the private pool or perhaps enjoying a morning game of tennis on your very own court. And rest assured, the only noises you’ll be able to hear from this peaceful oasis are those of cheerful birdsong and the gentle pecking of the occasional woodpecker.
Loch Lomond Manor, Loch Lomond
Prices from £51pppn (approx. $67 USD)
Art lovers, head back to the 19th Century with this unique retreat doused in art and history – it’s truly one of a kind! Recognised as a National Monument of Scotland, the original features and beautiful architecture will please the eye while the exceptional walking trails and local beaches make for plenty of outdoor holiday activities. But if you’re not in the mood to venture out, the expansive gardens make the perfect BBQ spot!
Wellington Manor and Stables, Taunton
Prices from £33pppn (approx. $44 USD)
Nothing says group holiday like a party room fitted with a disco system for big nights in, right? Not only that but the owners are happy to arrange various activities on site, including archery, shooting and even fishing in your own private lake. And after a busy day of holiday fun, hop in the hot tub and breathe in that country air.
The Medieval Manor, Wales
Prices from £23pppn (approx. $31 USD)
Calling all history lovers! Step back in time in this medieval manor house that was once owned by Henry VIII himself! The interiors live up to their historical past offering heavy oak doors, tapestries and carved antique bedframes while modern amenities cater to cosy heating and an entertainments system for kids. The local area isn’t lacking either, with a 55 acre park and Norman Castle within easy walking distance of the manor. Or take a 20 minute drive for a day out in Bristol, or 35 minutes for the ancient spa city of Bath.
Blackdown Manor, Taunton
Prices from £38pppn (approx. $38 USD)
When we think of manor houses, we think elegant luxury and that’s just what Blackdown Manor exudes. The formal dining room makes the ideal spot for a group dinner party – you can pick cider apples in the orchard to make a delicious crumble for your guests! Swim in the pool, take a dip in the hot tub or chill out with a game of snooker in the games room – the cathedral ceiling makes it one of the most beautiful spots in the house!
Peanswood Country Manor, Sussex
Prices from £58pppn (approx. $77 USD)
If you’re looking for the wow factor, you’ve come to the right place. Not only are Peanswood Country Manor’s interiors exquisitely decorated but the garden and grounds make it an idyllic summer staycation. Settled in a sleepy Sussex village, you’ll be far from the hustle and bustle of the city but its within easy reach for a day trip – only 1hour 20 to London. Get everyone together in the outdoor pool, enjoy a summer tipple at the poolside bar or serve up an alfresco feast on the quirky narwhal table.
Amberstone Manor, North Devon
Prices from £52pppn (approx. $69 USD)
Eco warriors will love this sustainable staycation, offering eco friendly heating with solar panels and environmentally friendly household products. To really immerse yourself in the green lifestyle, take a relaxing bath in the outdoor tub and soak up the countryside views. You can even whip up a feast using the produce in your herb garden for a real taste of countryside living.
Brixham Manor House, Devon
Prices from £50pppn (approx. $67 USD)
If you’re hoping to mix a family retreat with the kids with an idyllic seaside escape with the grown-ups, Brixham Manor House is the one for you. Situated right on the seafront, you’ll be treated to expansive sea views and the picturesque harbour to the west. Settle the kids in the play room or the games room while the adults soak in the indoor heated pool or pop open the bubbly in the sauna! And for family days out why not pop in the car for 25 minutes and experience all that Torquay has to offer, including Dinosaur World, Babbacombe Model Village and Living Coasts, a fascinating coastal zoo and aquarium,
Meadow Manor, Norfolk
Prices from £26pppn (approx. $34 USD)
Luxury living right by the seaside, sound good? With stunning views over the glorious Norfolk coastline, Meadow Manor is the ultimate seaside retreat. Take a short walk down the garden path through the woods straight to the beach for a morning swim in the summer months or hang out in the luxurious spa pool in the garden no matter the weather. There’s even a log fire for cosy winter evenings with a glass of red.
Holy Loch Manor, Argyll
Prices from £32pppn (approx. $42 USD)
Last but definitely not least, Loch Lomond Manor is an outdoor playground for both adults and children alike. Admire stunning, undisturbed views across Holy Loch with direct beach access for a peaceful family day out. In the summer months, kids will love spotting the seals, porpoises and jumping sardines! The grounds also offer up a fire pit for the chillier months and the waterfall is the perfect destination for a scenic afternoon stroll.