Old Queens Manor

Sleeps: 10 Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 4
Oliver Approved

Overview

Special Offer: 35% off!
Exclusive Recommended Pool Ideal for Kids Pets Welcome Walk to Village Ideal for Parties Stag/Hen Allowed

Early Bird Offer!

Book by the 31st of January and receive:
  •  Airport lounge passes
  •  Champagne reception on arrival
  •  Welcome hamper full of local delicacies
T & Cs apply

Special offer

Special Offer: 35% off!

Christmas & New Year’s: 35% discount has been applied to Christmas & New Year’s rates for 2018. Please see the ‘rates’ tab for discounted pricing. The house will be festival adorned with a Christmas tree, mistletoe and decorations. Cosy up by the fire with a couple of bottles of mulled wine and sparkling on arrival.

30% discount has been applied to all rates in 2018. Please see the ‘rates’ tab for discounted pricing.

Old Queens manor is a handsome manse set in peaceful countryside with glorious views to the Cotswolds and over the River Severn to Wales. The only noises to be heard are happy birdsongs, and there are woodpeckers in the ancient hornbeams and thrushes on the lawn.

At night, when guests swim in the gently lit heated swimming pool in the orchard, they are surrounded by owls calling and glow-worms shining through the shrubbery.

If guests can tear themselves away from the tennis court, croquet lawn, the beautiful local walks and quintessential British cooking, the attractions of Bath are only an hour drive away. Bath is famous for its Roman baths that attract tourists from far and wide. The city of Bristol is also only half an hour away by car, a busy city with many restaurants, shops and an energetic night life.

Oliver Approved

What you should know…

  • There is very light coloured carpet throughout the house, so it is appreciated if footwear is removed in carpeted areas.
  • The pool is outdoors and is closed in winter.

Property Features

Private Pool Child-Safe Pool Heated Pool Internet BBQ Tennis Court Games Room Indoor Games Outdoor Games Table Tennis Table Football DVD Working Fireplace Heating

Old Queens Manor is an elegant and beautifully built Victorian house with all its original features intact.

As you enter through the Gothic front floor to a flag-stoned hall, on the right there is a very comfortable living room with a marble surround open fireplace, armchairs and an antique rug. Here there is also a bookshelf where you will find books about local walks and attractions to enhance your holiday experience. The dining room on the opposite side of the hallway also has a magnificently restored fireplace and open fire, large window and a large table that comfortably seats 10.

There is a media room with a new wide-screen, mounted high definition television with DVD player and a CD player with speakers. There is also an extensive collection of DVD’s, videos, books and games in the antique dresser for your enjoyment.

The flag-stoned kitchen has an oil-fired Aga, a large table with stools that can seat up to 10 and an antique dresser with all cutlery and crockery. There is a washing machine, a large fridge freezer and all other modern amenities. Views from the kitchen window overlook the courtyard, the fields beyond and the Cotswolds. The ground floor also has a butler’s pantry with further kitchen equipment and a microwave oven.

The kitchen leads down to the spacious stone floored cloakroom where tennis rackets, balls and swimming towels are kept for your use. The washing machine, clothes dryer, iron and iron board are kept in the utility room that is accessible via the cloakroom.  A door from the cloakroom leads to the courtyard and the garage, where a large table tennis table and table football are both kept.

The main stairs lead from the hall to the first floor where there are three double bedrooms and two twin rooms. One double and one twin share a newly installed shower room with basin and toilet and the second twin and double share a huge family bathroom with bath, shower, basin and lavatory. The master bedroom has its own en-suite bathroom with a shower. All bedrooms are equipped with extremely comfortable mattresses and linen, matching throws, curtains and cushions. All have open fireplaces and extensive views. The house is also heated throughout with traditional cast iron radiators.

The house is set in just over two acres of garden; the lawn's surrounding is bordered by beautiful trees and shrubbery with sheltered and sunny areas for relaxing. There is also a wooden table, chairs and bench for those wanting to relax in the sun enjoying a cold glass of wine. Stone steps lead onto the flat croquet lawn and an immaculate astro-turf tennis court next door. There is an established orchard with apple, plum and cherry trees and a children’s play hut on stilts with a ladder, hidden amongst the bamboo plants.

Whilst visiting Old Queens Manor you will feel incredibly relaxed, enjoying the countryside and soaking up the sounds and sights of nature; watch the nesting house-martins swoop over the garden in the late afternoon and in the evening there are bats silently flitting across the lawns.

Location

About the surrounding area of Old Queens Manor
Walk to Village Walk to Restaurant Canoeing/Kayaking Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Golf Nearby Tennis Nearby Horse Riding Go-Karting Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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Old Queens Manor is situated within a few minutes stroll from the village of Oldbury on Severn, a quaint little place enticing visitors back again and again. In the village there are many places to eat and drink in the summer sun. Oldbury is famous for The Anchor Pub where visitors mix with locals to enjoy the renowned British home cooking.

For guests that prefer a stroll before a meal, the White Hart pub in Littleton on Severn is a relaxing two mile walk away through glorious orchards and fields.

The 500 year old Thornbury Castle, where Henry VIII stayed with Anne Boleyn, provides not only a look into Britain’s history and the glorious architecture of the building but also an exquisite dining experience in an ancient Elizabethan setting. It is only a 30 minute walk through the fields from The Old Queens Manor or 10 minutes by car.

The views from The Old Queens Manor are simply breathtaking. It is situated two minutes away from a church built on the site of ancient Celtic worship, and visitors to the area have often been seen sipping a glass of wine on the bench at its front, admiring the spectacular views stretching from the sailing club across the River Severn to the Blue Welsh Hills beyond.

For families with young children and teenagers it is an easy drive to Go-Ape, a forest network of ropes and swings, perfect for energetic youngsters or adults. Kayaking, climbing, canoeing and caving are also all available close by. For sport lovers, Thornbury has a scenic 18 hole golf course and a par 3 course with undulating views over the Severn Estuary.

Staying in Old Queens Manor, there are many local leisure opportunities. Local walks are famous. There is even an enchanting little bridle path running next to the garden and used only by walkers and horse riders. The owners of this glorious home supply maps and books so guests can navigate through the countryside.  The Cotswolds are only a short drive away, and The Old Queens Manor is also situated only 15 minutes away by car from the Welsh border.

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Bristol Airport

(40.8 km)

Nearest Village Cowhill

(850 m)

Nearest Bar/Pub The Anchor Inn

(400 m)

Nearest Train Station Bristol Parkway

(18.6 km)

Nearest Supermarket Tesco Superstore

(5.6 km)

Region

The Costwolds isn’t just one of the most beautiful regions in England – it’s one that’s beautifully representative of the best of the English countryside. Straddling several counties, the Cotswolds boasts undulating hills and farmland, striking architecture and monuments as well as some particularly charming villages that make for relaxing and delightful day trips for both families and groups. Our holiday homes and large cottages in the Cotswolds provide the perfect place to stay, but if you’re looking for the best things to do and places to eat then our travel guide is a great place to start! Read on and get inspired for your luxury Cotswolds break.

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Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Babies & Toddlers Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

The Victorian Rectory is always loved by families. The garden represents safe freedom in a space to roam and create imaginary games amongst the flourishing local wildlife, often with the chance to see buzzards, woodpeckers, housemartins, badgers and rabbits!

For the older children/teenagers there is a tennis court, swimming pool (made safe by an electric cover), table tennis, and the all important excellent Wi-fi connection!

Please note there is only one wooden High chair and no cot available at the house.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Animal farm
  • Walk to Village
  • Walk to Restaurant
  • Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Tennis Nearby
  • Horse Riding
  • Go-Karting
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • Swings
  • Children's books
  • Children's videos/DVDs
  • Child-Safe Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Tennis Court
  • Games Room
  • Indoor Games
  • Outdoor Games
  • Table Tennis
  • Table Football
  • DVD
  • Fenced Grounds

Services Available

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available
  • Professional nanny babysitter available

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available
  • Butler Available
  • Professional nanny babysitter available
  • Book today a received a signed copy of Jane Shemilt's best selling psychological thriller; Daughter!

- Catering is available from Home Maid in Bristol 01179 071 074. Costs £25 per head for  cooked in-house 3 course meal. Costs £16 per head for 2 course pre-cooked meal delivered to the house to be heated when needed.
- Maid service during week is available at extra cost  if requested.
- Babysitting is possible by arrangement for approximately £10 an hour.
- This is by no means an exhaustive list, so please just contact Oliver’s VIP Concierge Team to help you arrange any of those little extras that can really make the difference.

Oliver's Travels Chef Service: A Gourmet Dining Experience
Make hosting a memorable dinner party at your villa an absolute breeze with our superb Chef Service. Our chefs will take care of everything for you from start to finish so you can just sit back and enjoy the gastronomic experience. They will bring all the necessary ingredients, cook and serve the food and even clean up afterwards. To find out more visit www.oliverstravels.com/chefs

Terms & Conditions

Please Note:
- The pool cover is vital for safety and needs to be in place at all times, unless pool is being used. It is important it is used with care at all times and is not to be stood, sat or played on at any time moving or stationary or the mechanism will break and the pool will not be able to be uncovered for use.
- The gardeners will need to access the garden for maintenance and will do so with respect for your privacy; the lawns however need to be mowed and the flower beds maintained for your enjoyment.
- Well behaved pets are welcome but it is repectfully asked if it is possible to keep dogs in the downstairs area as much as possible and to keep muddy paws off the carpets.

Rental Agreement

Basic regulations
- No smoking in the house or vicinity of the swimming pool (chemical s housed nearby)
- Soft soled shoes to be worn on the tennis court.
- Swimming pool is not in use over winter months ie from end September. It would be dangerous to attempt to swim in the pool as it is unheated and has strong chemicals in the water over winter.
Pets by agreement. Pest should not be allowed onto carpeted areas of the house ,on furniture or upstairs
Maximum occupancy: 10 persons
- The owners cannot be held responsible for natural disasters or other events beyond their control. The occupants are advised to take out appropriate insurance.
- It is asked that guests remove shoes on carpets and refrain from carrying food or drink over carpets.
- Heated electrical hair appliances should never be   placed onto the carpets to avoid melting or otherwise damaging the carpet.
- Security is the responsibility of the tenants for the booked period. All reasonable care should be  be taken to ensure the house  and outhouses are left  secure and locked when unoccupied and on departure.
- A house file will be left on the premises for the tenant’s benefit, including emergency contacts and useful advice, also including list of reasonable dos and don’ts. It is requested that the tenants read this; they are welcome to ask any questions that may arise.

Your accommodation
- You can arrive at your accommodation after 16.00 hours on the Arrival Date of your holiday and you must leave by 10.00 hours on the Departure Date.
- If your arrival will be delayed, please contact the owner/designated greeter on the number provided so that alternative arrangements can be made. If you fail to do so you may not be met at the appropriate time to gain access to the property. While delays to travel such a traffic jams or cancellation of trains etc can be unavoidable every effort should be made to meet the pre-arranged time; avoidable delays of  will be charged by  appropriate deduction from the damages deposit.
- The swimming pool will be winterised and not available for use from the end of September until the start of  May.

Your obligations
- You agree to comply with the Regulation attached to these terms and conditions set out in the property manual and any other regulations reasonably made from time to time and ensure that they are observed by all members of your party.
- You agree to keep and leave the Property and the furnishings, kitchen equipment, crockery, glasses clean and in good condition.
- You agree not to cause any damage to the walls, floor or carpets or doors or windows of the Property nor to do anything that may be reasonably considered to cause a nuisance or annoyance to us or to any other occupier of adjoining or neighbouring properties.
- Please maintain appropriate protection for wooden table surfaces when placing hot containers on them. Mats are in place in the kitchen, pantry and dining room furniture drawers.
- Please do not put liquid fat down the sink as this blocks the drains.
- You agree to take all necessary precautions to ensure your own safety around and in the swimming pool in particular:
Keep the swimming pool cover closed as all times when not in use, as this is a safety device. There is no fence as the closed electronic cover acts to prevent accidental falls by young children into the pool.
- Maintain in place the safety equipment provided.
- Please keep the pump on the cover at all times when pool is not in use. Water pooling on the cover will damage it and may mean you are unable to access the pool.
- Please do not attempt to wind back cover when there is still water on it, otherwise the cover will be damaged.
-  IMPORTANT Please do not continue to hold the key in place once the cover has reached the end of the pool- doing so will cause the engine to try to force the cover against  the wall and the cables will break. The cover will not work after this and repair is expensive
- Observe the rules for safety as set out in the house file
- Do not bring glass into the pool area.
- Do not introduce any substance liable to cause damage into the pool, such as food or drink which will render water unhygienic.
- Please wash off sun protection prior to entry to pool as the residue forms a greasy layer on the water and tiles which is difficult to clean and can also block the filters.
- Wash feet prior to entering the water under the tap by the pool to remove grass cuttings etc which will block filter and render pool unusable.
- Do not at any time stand sit or walk on the cover whether closed, or partially closed as this will break it rendering the pool a safety hazard or inaccessible.
- Please do not tamper with machines/chemicals inside pool house.
- Please ask for any advice/demonstration necessary for any problems or perceived problems during use or anticipated use of the swimming pool.
- The owners cannot be held responsible for any accidents or loss of life while pool is being used.
- Disposal of waste items and rubbish in the house.
- Please do not tip liquid fat down the drains or they will block
- The waste water and all waste is pumped from the property to join the mains sewage system in the road outside; the pump will be impeded by flushed nappies, toilet wipes, face wipes and sanitary towels or tampons. In this case the pump will be damaged. A lined bin is provided for these items. The pump will not be impeded by the normal toilet paper provided.
- Please place all recyclable waste in the containers provided.
- You agree to take all necessary steps to safeguard your personal property. No liability to you is accepted in respect of damage to or loss of such property, except where the damage or loss is caused by our negligence.
- You agree to ensure that each member of your party is covered by comprehensive travel insurance (including cancellation, flight delays, loss and damage to baggage and other property) and health insurance (including evacuation and repatriation coverage).
- You cannot allow more people to stay in the Property than expressly authorised, nor can you significantly change the makeup of the party during your stay in the Property, nor can you take your pet into the Property unless it has been arranged in advance and it is shown on your confirmation. If you do so, we can refuse to hand over the Property to you, or can require you to leave it. We will treat any of these circumstances as a cancellation of the booking by you.
- You agree to allow us or any representative of ours access at any reasonable time during your stay for the purpose of essential repairs including the gardeners.

Damage
- The cost of damages to the property will be subtracted from the damages deposit; if the cost of damages exceeds the damages deposit you will be liable for payment. You may feel it is worth while taking holiday insurance to cover third party damages.

Complaints
- Every effort has been made to ensure that you have an enjoyable and memorable holiday. If however, you have any cause for complaint it is important that remedial action is taken as soon as possible.
- It is essential that you contact us if any problem arises so that it can be speedily resolved. It is often extremely difficult (and sometimes impossible) to resolve difficulties properly unless we are promptly notified. Discussion of any criticisms with us whilst you are in residence will usually enable shortcomings to be rectified straightaway. In particular, complaints of a transient nature (for example, regarding preparation or heating of the Property) cannot possibly be investigated unless registered whilst you are in residence.
- If any complaint cannot be resolved during your holiday, you must write to us with full details within 28 days of the end of it.

Liability
- Maximum liability for losses you suffer as a result of us acting in breach of these terms and conditions is strictly limited to £10,000 and any losses which are a foreseeable consequence of us breaking the agreement. Losses are foreseeable where they could be contemplated by you and us at the time your order is accepted by us. 
- This does not include or limit in any way our liability for death or personal injury caused by our negligence or for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation; or for any matter for which it would be illegal for us to exclude, or attempt to exclude, our liability.

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit £1000. Credit card authorisation required, it will be refunded in full subject to a damage inspection on departure.
Arrival time After 4.00 pm
Departure time Before 10.00 am
Energy costs included? Yes
Linen & towels included? Included, including swimming towels.
Pets welcome? One dog allowed at an additional charge of £50.00 per stay. Please confirmed prior to booking.
Changeover day Friday
End of stay cleaning included? Yes
Smoking Allowed? No smoking
Insurance It is recommended that all guests take out insurance to cover against potential cancellation and any accidental damage caused during your stay at the property.
Other Ts and Cs Bookings : - Weekly bookings only for peak months. This may be flexible last minute. Please enquire. - Weekly lets only during school holidays, rentals start on Saturday. Weekend, long weekend and midweek bookings are possible throughout the rest of the year. - Weekly lets only during school holidays.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
December 18th 2018 - December 21st 2018 £1,260.00 £1,602.00 £1,943.00 £2,625.00
UK: Christmas - £3,602.00 £3,870.00 £5,364.00
UK: New Years - £4,116.00 £4,355.00 £4,769.00
January 4th 2019 - February 8th 2019 £1,483.00 £1,924.00 £2,366.00 £3,089.00
Spring Half Term Holiday - - - £3,460.00
February 11th 2019 - April 5th 2019 £1,483.00 £1,924.00 £2,366.00 £3,089.00
UK: Easter - - - £3,460.00
April 26th 2019 - May 3rd 2019 £1,483.00 £1,924.00 £2,366.00 £3,089.00
May 3rd 2019 - May 24th 2019 £1,659.00 £2,154.00 £2,648.00 £3,460.00
Summer Half Term Holiday - - - £3,460.00
June 3rd 2019 - June 28th 2019 £1,659.00 £2,154.00 £2,648.00 £3,460.00
June 28th 2019 - September 27th 2019 - - - £3,570.00
September 27th 2019 - October 18th 2019 £1,483.00 £1,924.00 £2,365.00 £3,087.00
Autumn Half Term Holiday - - - £2,625.00
October 21st 2019 - December 20th 2019 £1,483.00 £1,924.00 £2,365.00 £3,087.00
UK: Christmas - - - £5,559.00
UK: New Years - - £4,820.00 £4,942.00
January 3rd 2020 - June 20th 2020 £1,260.00 £1,602.00 £1,943.00 £2,625.00

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
December 18th 2018 - December 21st 2018 €1,341.00 €1,682.00 €2,023.00 €2,793.00
UK: Christmas - €3,832.00 €4,100.00 €5,706.00
UK: New Years - €4,379.00 €4,617.00 €5,073.00
January 4th 2019 - February 8th 2019 €1,578.00 €2,019.00 €2,460.00 €3,286.00
Spring Half Term Holiday - - - €3,681.00
February 11th 2019 - April 5th 2019 €1,578.00 €2,019.00 €2,460.00 €3,286.00
UK: Easter - - - €3,681.00
April 26th 2019 - May 3rd 2019 €1,578.00 €2,019.00 €2,460.00 €3,286.00
May 3rd 2019 - May 24th 2019 €1,765.00 €2,260.00 €2,754.00 €3,681.00
Summer Half Term Holiday - - - €3,681.00
June 3rd 2019 - June 28th 2019 €1,765.00 €2,260.00 €2,754.00 €3,681.00
June 28th 2019 - September 27th 2019 - - - €3,798.00
September 27th 2019 - October 18th 2019 €1,578.00 €2,019.00 €2,460.00 €3,284.00
Autumn Half Term Holiday - - - €2,793.00
October 21st 2019 - December 20th 2019 €1,578.00 €2,019.00 €2,460.00 €3,284.00
UK: Christmas - - - €5,914.00
UK: New Years - - €5,127.00 €5,257.00
January 3rd 2020 - June 20th 2020 €1,341.00 €1,682.00 €2,023.00 €2,793.00

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
December 18th 2018 - December 21st 2018 $1,521.00 $1,863.00 $2,204.00 $3,169.00
UK: Christmas - $4,348.00 $4,616.00 $6,474.00
UK: New Years - $4,969.00 $5,207.00 $5,756.00
January 4th 2019 - February 8th 2019 $1,790.00 $2,231.00 $2,673.00 $3,728.00
Spring Half Term Holiday - - - $4,177.00
February 11th 2019 - April 5th 2019 $1,790.00 $2,231.00 $2,673.00 $3,728.00
UK: Easter - - - $4,177.00
April 26th 2019 - May 3rd 2019 $1,790.00 $2,231.00 $2,673.00 $3,728.00
May 3rd 2019 - May 24th 2019 $2,003.00 $2,497.00 $2,992.00 $4,177.00
Summer Half Term Holiday - - - $4,177.00
June 3rd 2019 - June 28th 2019 $2,003.00 $2,497.00 $2,992.00 $4,177.00
June 28th 2019 - September 27th 2019 - - - $4,310.00
September 27th 2019 - October 18th 2019 $1,790.00 $2,231.00 $2,672.00 $3,727.00
Autumn Half Term Holiday - - - $3,169.00
October 21st 2019 - December 20th 2019 $1,790.00 $2,231.00 $2,672.00 $3,727.00
UK: Christmas - - - $6,710.00
UK: New Years - - $5,818.00 $5,965.00
January 3rd 2020 - June 20th 2020 $1,521.00 $1,863.00 $2,204.00 $3,169.00

Owner Profile

Property Owner

Jane

How long have you owned the property?

17 years

What was it about the property that you first fell in love with?

Everything! Beautiful symmetrical house with spacious frindly feel,views from the windows, space and peace outside.

Are there any interesting stories in its history?

It's an early Victorian Rectory beautifully built to attract the best kind of rector!

Have you ever had any famous guests staying?

My husband is a Professor of Neurosurgery and we have had many eminent guests to stay while we were living there; I'm a writer and I take my writing group, some of whom are also published authors, for retreats and workshops when we dont have guests.

What’s the strangest or most difficult guest request you’ve ever received?

Having bought up 5 children there nothing seems strange or difficult, I've seen it all before!

For anyone coming to stay is there anything in the surrounding area they should...

Really do?

The country side around is lovely but most guests are captured by the sense of peace the warm pool and the space, and don't leave the place all week!

Really eat?

The Anchor 3 minutes away does a great roast dinner.We can also provide a chef who makes the most fantastic food boeuf bouginon I've ever eaten.

Really see?

The woodpecker in the garden, the view over the Severn from the church.If you are energetic there is lovely architecture in nearby Bath.

Lastly, what insider tip would you pass on about the property or the area?

Use it to unwind, there is something magical that works on most guests,who arrive looking hassled but leave looking rested and happy.

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Reviews

  • We were so happy with our choice

    Posted by Adrian on 30/07/2018

    Fantastic home and location!

  • Wonderful space for quality family time! To make wonderful memories!

    Posted by Sushma S on 06/06/2018

    We had a lovely half-term break at Old Queens Manor. It was an ideal space to unwind and spend quality time together for my dads birthday.
    It was also a beautiful area with plenty to do!

  • Lovely house and large garden for celebration

    Posted by Jennifer M. on 20/04/2018

    A perfect location for family celebration of 3 generations aged 2 - 73 for a 40th birthday! Very friendly and helpful owners who helped to make our stay happy and relaxed. The grandchildren adored the large garden, and especially a slightly belated Easter egg hunt! Plenty of room inside the house for the different generations to spread out when needed! Great to have the AGA too and memorable meals were produced and enjoyed! We hope we may return one day!

  • Peace and space with enough to do for everyone

    Posted by Katie S. on 06/04/2018

    We stayed with our young adult sons who loved the tennis court. They managed to play even in-between rain showers. The views and sense of space both inside and outside the property made for an especially relaxing stay. The kitchen is very well equipped and we hosted a Sunday lunch in the lovely dining room with ease and making good use of the Aga. We made use of the excellent DVD collection and the games cupboard. We had taken our own books but spotted many good reads in the house.
    Locally the walks and the pubs were excellent. Although it was very muddy the boot room and utility by the back door meant that we could keep the rest of the house clean. Our small dog got used to going straight to the sink for a rinse.
    We can imagine that in the summer the pool would add even more delight to any holiday in this wonderful house.

  • Absolutely wonderful

    Posted by Beth R. on 10/01/2018

    We had a fabulous time in this wonderful property. A perfect place to welcome in the New Year, well equipped with gorgeous gardens, the Severn estuary and a great pub are a short stroll away. Would highly recommend!

  • Such a beautiful property!

    Posted by Polly M. on 14/10/2017

    We descended on the Old Queens Manor for a long weekend in October to celebrate my Mother-In-Law's 60th Birthday. There were 10 adults and two toddlers. It took us a while to find somewhere suitable as we wanted somewhere that was special and also big enough for us all to enjoy, and boy did the Old Queens Manor deliver. The house and it's grounds are stunning!!
    Starting with the house, it has everything you could wish for to make your stay comfortable. It was beautifully maintained and fully equipped. You can tell it is a house that was/is very much loved as it holds a lot of charm whilst also feeling modern at the same time. For such a big house it was surprisingly cosy and I think we all could've quite happily lived there!
    The grounds were beautiful and every bit was utilised. We had tennis and table tennis matches going on between the adults and the toddlers loved running around the expansive gardens seeing what treasures they could find.
    Whilst staying at the rectory we went for a looped walk direct from the house out to the Severn and back. A nice little walk with a pub stop in the middle (well it'd be rude not to!) We also went for Sunday lunch at The Anchor in the village which was excellent. Decent sized portions too!
    Jane, the owner, is superb and my only regret is that I didn't get to meet her in the end to say hello personally. Great communication throughout the whole booking process and she really went the extra mile to make sure that you were enjoying your stay and had everything you needed.

  • Beautiful House And Grounds

    Posted by Malcolm on 03/10/2017

    We spent a long weekend at the the house to celebrate our Golden Wedding Anniversary with our family - ten of us with ages ranging from 3 to 75. We had a wonderful time making full use of the lovely house, extensive grounds, swimming pool and tennis court. Everything we needed was provided and Jane was very helpful particularly in answering our many questions. It was such a happy celebration in a perfect setting that the family would love to do it again! We would have no hesitation in recommending the house

  • Wonderful house and gardens in a quiet location

    Created on 23/08/2017

    booked The Rectory to celebtate special birthdays with family and friends and a wonderful time was had by all. It is a a large house but with a homely feel about it and we loved the home cooked family meals in the kitchen. We did spend most time in the beautiful gardens playing tennis til dusk swimming and a couple of BBQs and Table tennis when it got dark! The four year old loved running around and playing on the swing and said it was perfect! The only thing I would have added was a lounger by the pool for the sunny days.
    The owner Jane is most helpful and I would certainly recommend for a mixed age group holiday.

  • Wonderful House

    Posted by Nigel T. on 24/06/2017

    We spent a family birthday weekend here and it was wonderful. The house has plenty of space, is beautifully maintained and lovely in every way. The vast garden is great not only for children but adults too. The swimming pool is a good size and was always at a very pleasing temperature. The tennis court is another great feature and was almost as well used by us as the pool. The Anchor pub is just a short walk. It has a good beer garden and serves reasonable food. Well worth a visit.

  • A perfect family holiday!

    Posted by Sue T on 01/09/2016

    We stayed at Old Queen's Manor in early August 2016. It was a family holiday where three generations were able to meet up and spend a week together. As we are spread around the country this rarely happens.
    Jane was there to greet us and gave us some key information about the property and some 'house rules'. This was all delivered in a gentle, friendly manner and was very helpful - particularly the information on how to use the Aga since most of us had never cooked on an Aga before.
    The facilities were superb and we made use of all that was on offer: pool, tennis courts, croquet, swing, table tennis etc. We were blessed with glorious weather for most of the week. We also took advantage of the recommended 'in house' catering one evening which made for a relaxing evening for all the family.
    All in all this was a fantastic holiday destination. A true family holiday.

  • Our stay at C18th Rectory

    Posted by Mike A. on 07/03/2015

    We were a family of 12 celebrating a birthday and the Old Quenns Manor at Alderton was perfect for us. There were 3 generations plus dogs and the accommodation worked perfectly. Lots of kitchen and dining space and ample entertainment areas from the quiet library to the smart drawing room and noisy TV room all with roaring fires and lots of logs courtesy of the owner who was a delightful host.What a history.
    The grounds and surrounding areas are attractive.

    We will go back.

  • Ultimate relaxation and comfort!

    Created on 29/08/2013

    We stayed at the Old Queen's Manor House with our extended family, ages ranging from 9 to 76. It was a wonderful and beautifully provisioned base, and, to be honest we had very little reason to leave the premises, with the tennis court, swimming pool, croquet etc all in the garden and on tap. Lots of relaxing meals in the lovely gardens and the kids spent most of the time outside having a great time.
    Would definitely recommend it for a relaxing family break!

  • A truly special family retreat!

    Created on 29/08/2013

    Having never stayed here before nor knew anyone who had, we took a risk by committing to a 9-night stay after reading the property description online. We wanted a countryside family retreat where we could truly relax and slow down to enjoy some exclusive time with each other. Choosing to stay at The Old Rectory proved to be the best decision we made! The house is full of old charm and character, set in beautiful expansive grounds, complete with a tennis court and heated pool. Our 3 kids (aged 15, 13 & 10) and their cousins (18, 16 & 11) had plenty to do and although nearby attractions beckoned, they often preferred to stay in to play tennis/ croquet / swim and simply enjoy the property together. Jane was absolutely wonderful and ensured we had everything we needed throughout our stay. Having traveled so far (from Singapore) and unfamiliar with the area, we were very grateful for such a caring and gracious host!
    We hope to return some time soon!

  • Fantastic Property

    Created on 29/08/2013

    By far the best of several properties we have stayed in. All of the rooms are of an excellent standard - and the garden, tennis court and pool are wonderful.
    The owners are very welcoming and thoughtful in the way they provide for their guests. Property is well located for exploring into Wales and Forest of Dean as well as Bristol and Cotswolds. Hope we will get back one day!

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