Old Queens Manor

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Sleeps: 10 Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 4
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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.

The characterful home can comfortably accommodate up to ten guests across five beautifully kept bedrooms. On the ground floor is the elegant entertaining space which comprises of an inviting living room with cosy open fireplace, a spacious dining room and a fully-equipped kitchen which comes complete with all the tools a budding chef could possibly need! Upstairs on the first floor are the bedrooms, a master room which boasts its very own en-suite bathroom, as well as a further two doubles and two twin rooms, each of these boast fireplaces and countryside views. One of the doubles and one of the twins share the use of a newly-installed shower room, while the remaining rooms share a large family bathroom.

Old Queens Manor's real magic can be found outside, the beautifully-manicured gardens are completely private, and guests will instantly feel as though they are in total tranquillity. Spend a warm evening dining al fresco in the garden or simply enjoy a quiet sundowner while admiring the wonderful surroundings. The children are bound to enjoy splashing around in the private swimming pool, while the adults may prefer to relax pool side with a good book or enjoy some healthy competition on the private tennis court!

There is plenty for guests to see, do and explore in the local area, the attractions of the city of Bath are only an hour drive away. Bath is famous for its Roman baths which attract large numbers of tourists from far and wide. The vibrant city of Bristol is also only half an hour away by car, an exciting city with a huge selection of restaurants, shops and an energetic night life.

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What you should know…

  • Please note that the pool is located outside and so is closed during the winter months
  • Two of the bedrooms are twin rooms and so are better suited to children or friends than couples

Property Features

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

Ground Floor
- Living room with a marble surround open fireplace, armchairs and an antique rug
- Media room with TV
- Dining room with restored fireplace, open fire and dining facilities for 10
- Fully-equipped kitchen
- Storage room with tennis rackets, balls and swimming towels
- Garage with table tennis and table football

First Floor
- Master bedroom with en-suite shower room
- Bedroom with double bed
- Bedroom with double bed
- Bedroom with twin beds
- Bathroom with shower
- Bedroom with twin beds
- Family bathroom with bath and shower

Exterior Grounds
- Two acres of gardens
- Dining facilities
- Croquet lawn
- Astro-turf tennis court
- Swimming pool (outside so closed in Winter months)

Additional Facilities
- Wi-Fi
- Washing machine & dryer
- Iron & ironing board
- Selection of books, games and DVDs
- Plenty of parking


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)


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

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


Oliver's Extras

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

At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off
- Babysitting/childcare services

Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!

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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

*** COVID-19 change to access***
Please note during 2020 the owner has altered access and departure times due to additional cleaning.
Arrival - 5 pm
Departure - Before 9 am

Please click here to view the full property Terms and Conditions

The house is presented in an immaculate condition and if any damages occur it would be at the discretion of the owner to retain the necessary sum from the damages deposit for repair purposes. The holidaymaker is hereby invited to inspect the property on arrival and if any damages are noted before occupancy has begun to bring them to the notice of the owner immediately- thus avoiding any possibility of dispute.

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

Security deposit £700. 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.
Other 2 There is very light coloured carpet throughout the house, so it is appreciated if footwear is removed in carpeted areas.
Other 3 Swimming Pool - If weather permitting the pool is open between the start of May - end of September

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Jul 11th 2020 - Sep 4th 2020 - - - £3,848
Sep 4th 2020 - Sep 25th 2020 £1,641 £1,914 £2,187 £3,339
Sep 25th 2020 - Oct 16th 2020 £1,613 £1,886 £2,159 £2,987
* Autumn Half Term Holiday - - - £3,937
Oct 26th 2020 - Dec 21st 2020 £1,613 £1,886 £2,159 £2,987
* Christmas - - - £6,660
* New Years - - - £5,973
Jan 4th 2021 - Jan 8th 2021 £1,613 £1,886 £2,159 £2,987
Jan 8th 2021 - Feb 5th 2021 £1,609 £1,896 £2,184 £2,979
* Spring Half Term Holiday - - - £4,145
Feb 13th 2021 - Apr 1st 2021 £1,698 £1,986 £2,273 £3,144
* Easter - - - £4,145
Apr 19th 2021 - Apr 30th 2021 £1,609 £1,896 £2,183 £3,158
Apr 30th 2021 - May 7th 2021 £1,727 £2,015 £2,302 £3,514
May 7th 2021 - Jun 25th 2021 - - - £4,145
Jun 25th 2021 - Sep 3rd 2021 - - - £4,052
Sep 3rd 2021 - Sep 24th 2021 £1,727 £2,015 £2,302 £3,514
Sep 24th 2021 - Oct 15th 2021 £1,697 £1,984 £2,271 £3,142
* Autumn Half Term Holiday - - - £4,145
Oct 24th 2021 - Oct 25th 2021 £1,697 £1,984 £2,271 £3,142
Oct 25th 2021 - Dec 20th 2021 £1,697 £1,984 £2,271 £3,142
* Christmas - - - £6,660
* New Years - - - £5,973
Jan 5th 2022 - Jan 12th 2022 £1,697 £1,984 £2,271 £3,142

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Jul 11th 2020 - Sep 4th 2020 - - - €4,036
Sep 4th 2020 - Sep 25th 2020 €1,721 €1,994 €2,267 €3,502
Sep 25th 2020 - Oct 16th 2020 €1,692 €1,965 €2,238 €3,132
* Autumn Half Term Holiday - - - €4,130
Oct 26th 2020 - Dec 21st 2020 €1,692 €1,965 €2,238 €3,132
* Christmas - - - €6,985
* New Years - - - €6,264
Jan 4th 2021 - Jan 8th 2021 €1,692 €1,965 €2,238 €3,132
Jan 8th 2021 - Feb 5th 2021 €1,687 €1,975 €2,262 €3,124
* Spring Half Term Holiday - - - €4,348
Feb 13th 2021 - Apr 1st 2021 €1,781 €2,068 €2,356 €3,298
* Easter - - - €4,348
Apr 19th 2021 - Apr 30th 2021 €1,687 €1,975 €2,262 €3,312
Apr 30th 2021 - May 7th 2021 €1,812 €2,099 €2,386 €3,686
May 7th 2021 - Jun 25th 2021 - - - €4,348
Jun 25th 2021 - Sep 3rd 2021 - - - €4,249
Sep 3rd 2021 - Sep 24th 2021 €1,812 €2,099 €2,386 €3,686
Sep 24th 2021 - Oct 15th 2021 €1,780 €2,067 €2,354 €3,295
* Autumn Half Term Holiday - - - €4,348
Oct 24th 2021 - Oct 25th 2021 €1,780 €2,067 €2,354 €3,295
Oct 25th 2021 - Dec 20th 2021 €1,780 €2,067 €2,354 €3,295
* Christmas - - - €6,985
* New Years - - - €6,264
Jan 5th 2022 - Jan 12th 2022 €1,780 €2,067 €2,354 €3,295

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Jul 11th 2020 - Sep 4th 2020 - - - $4,561
Sep 4th 2020 - Sep 25th 2020 $1,945 $2,218 $2,491 $3,957
Sep 25th 2020 - Oct 16th 2020 $1,912 $2,185 $2,458 $3,540
* Autumn Half Term Holiday - - - $4,667
Oct 26th 2020 - Dec 21st 2020 $1,912 $2,185 $2,458 $3,540
* Christmas - - - $7,893
* New Years - - - $7,079
Jan 4th 2021 - Jan 8th 2021 $1,912 $2,185 $2,458 $3,540
Jan 8th 2021 - Feb 5th 2021 $1,907 $2,194 $2,482 $3,530
* Spring Half Term Holiday - - - $4,913
Feb 13th 2021 - Apr 1st 2021 $2,013 $2,300 $2,588 $3,727
* Easter - - - $4,913
Apr 19th 2021 - Apr 30th 2021 $1,907 $2,194 $2,481 $3,742
Apr 30th 2021 - May 7th 2021 $2,047 $2,335 $2,622 $4,165
May 7th 2021 - Jun 25th 2021 - - - $4,913
Jun 25th 2021 - Sep 3rd 2021 - - - $4,802
Sep 3rd 2021 - Sep 24th 2021 $2,047 $2,335 $2,622 $4,165
Sep 24th 2021 - Oct 15th 2021 $2,011 $2,298 $2,586 $3,724
* Autumn Half Term Holiday - - - $4,913
Oct 24th 2021 - Oct 25th 2021 $2,011 $2,298 $2,586 $3,724
Oct 25th 2021 - Dec 20th 2021 $2,011 $2,298 $2,586 $3,724
* Christmas - - - $7,893
* New Years - - - $7,079
Jan 5th 2022 - Jan 12th 2022 $2,011 $2,298 $2,586 $3,724

Please note that prices may not be 100% accurate for dates outside of the current calendar year. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

Owner Profile

Property Owner


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.



  • Excellent

    Created on 14/10/2019

    A lovely property with loads of space in a beautiful part of the country

  • We had a wonderful week at Old Queen's Manor.

    Posted by Jo and Steve on 04/09/2019

    The owner Jane welcomed us with cake and fresh milk, and contacted us to check all was well during the week. The setting is glorious, very peaceful with beautiful views and the house itself is comfortable and well appointed, with everything you might want supplied, from towels and shower gel to tennis raquets and a croquet set. Although the house and gardens are large it feels very homely. We loved the Aga and the big kitchen table. The boot room is perfect for coming in from the pool, garden or walks, especially for dealing with wet feet and dirty shoes. The gardens are fabulous, perfect for games or just chilling and the pool provided endless fun for the children and adults alike. There are lovely walks all around (maps provided) and good food can be found at the friendly local pubs. Thornbury is a thriving small town with plenty of coffee shops and places to eat as well as supermarkets. The village community shop in Oldbury, five minutes walk away, is a real gem and great for essentials as well as delicioius local ice cream or coffee and home made cake. All in all this is a great house for a family get-together, we loved it. We came hope tired but happy after our stay in a special place.
    PS We hope we will be able to come again some time...

  • Lovely house

    Posted by Gerry on 19/08/2019

    I felt I had to write to you to express my thanks to you for the week my family and friends spent at the Old Queens Manor from the 2nd of August 2019.

    Although the weather could have been better it didn't spoil our stay at your lovely house.

    The house was very spacious but at the same time very homely and our group of eight enjoyed every aspect of the house. We certainly made use of all the facilities, my wife and daughter and myself were in the heated outdoor swimming pool every morning at 7.30 am and the rest of the family joined us a bit later. We had several tennis and croquet competitions, followed by lovely B.B.Q's and several drinks during the warm night air.

    A must for most visitors who like a walk is a walk to the White Hart Pub in Littleton, you start the journey through a public walk way through someone's front garden then through an orchard and into various fields and the views of the estuary and Severn bridge are fabulous. Once at the White Hart there is a great selection of food and drinks. For those that like a short walk the Anchor Pub is 5 minutes away and is equally as good.

    One of our family had made the trip to our get together from Australia and had seen nothing like the Manor and scenery before and took hundreds of photo's to show when he got home.

  • A wonderful stay

    Posted by Abbie on 03/08/2019

    We had a truly wonderful stay at Old Queens Manor. The house is so beautiful, with heaps of space and the garden was a huge hit with our children (the pool being a delightful added bonus). Our daughter enjoyed a morning routine of picking raspberries from the garden kitchen and inspecting the grounds.
    Just a short walk away is a church with a breathtaking view and an ideal pub which does very good food. We have recommended this house to all our family and friends. We'll definitely be back in the future.

  • A magical week

    Posted by Louise on 02/08/2019

    We had a magical week in the Old Queen's Manor! The house was a perfect fit for our extended family and the glorious weather meant we enjoyed full use of the pool, tennis court and croquet lawn! The house itself was completely charming and the children absolutely loved all the space it provided as well as the games room (for family table tennis tournaments!) and the gorgeous garden from which they were able to pick fresh herbs and fruit. We had a fabulous time exploring the local area including the Cotswolds, Bristol and Tintern Abbey in Wales! It was a special week - we really didn't want it to end.

  • We'll definitely return!

    Posted by Tricia on 31/05/2019

    The Old Queens Manor is the kind of place you want to keep secret – and also a place you want all your friends and family to enjoy as much as you have. This was the second time we’ve stayed and we had another perfect week. The weather wasn’t all good but it didn’t matter; this lovely house is spacious, elegant and so, so comfortable. A special mention for the Aga and the big sociable kitchen table! On warm days we swam in the pool and enjoyed the beautiful gardens. If you can bear to leave the Manor, there are idyllic walks right from the front door. Other reviewers have also said how wonderfully welcoming the owner, Jane, is and how much attention has been given to providing everything one needs to feel completely at home. This is a very special house. We’ll definitely return! Highly recommended.

  • Recommend!

    Posted by Christine on 07/05/2019

    A beautifully appointed Victorian brick rectory, set in spacious, well kept garden. Wide skies, wonderful vistas! Inside the house is stunning, flag stone floors, a traditional kitchen, comfortable lounges, grand dining room, plenty of room for conviviality or finding a quiet corner! Upstairs, everything is cosy and grand at the same time: beds comfortable, big windows for views and quiet at night.
    The garden boasts a tennis court, an orchard, and beyond that a heated swimming pool, a real joy to swim looking out to the fields and the open sky. Thoroughly recommended.

  • 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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