Purnell Manor

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Sleeps: 18 - 26 Bedrooms: 9 Bathrooms: 6
Oliver Approved


3 nights at the price of 2!
Pool Manor
Heritage Collection
Ideal for Kids Hot Tub Walk to Village


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Purnell Manor is a strikingly attractive, large Georgian mansion offering a refined and elegant country home set within exquisitely handsome gardens in the South Cotswolds.

The majestic facade is simply breath-taking, finessed with the characteristic local stone, a pretty veranda offering dappled shade, beautiful bay windows and sumptuously sedate lawns: this is every inch the genteel and rustic English country home.

Acres of gardens range from manicured lawns framed with fragrant blossoming plants, dining pergola, dazzling pool and terrace, as well as ancient trees and mysterious woodlands.

The interiors at Purnell Manor offer generously proportioned, airy and light-infused spaces for a party of up to eighteen guests; ideal for extended family or a couple of families holidaying in tandem. Pristinely equipped, its facilities are peerless, with every little luxury provided and a level of care provided to ensure all guest’s needs are met.

Visitors will enjoy the seclusion and tranquillity of a private home along with hotel-grade services and convenience, such as catered meals, in-house beauty treatments and meal deliveries.

The vibrant kitchen is fully set up for large scale catering, offers abundant natural daylight with views across the gardens and is finished in a chic palette of cream and aubergine. A sophisticated and lavish drawing room offers opulently draped silk curtains framing the bay windows, a grand piano and impressive library.

Purnell Manor blends old-school charm and period features with eclectic design touches and splashes of contemporary verve! With that quintessential English eccentricity, guests will enjoy vivacious group meals at the long and refined dining table, offset by vivid aqua toned walls, regal gilded frames and oil paintings. Whether it be an informal snack, or a post walk meal, this is a true country “pile,” with ample historical attraction as well as modern day, state of the art comforts, including the entertainment options, cinema room and range of downtime facilities.

Sumptuous bathrooms offer tasteful luxury with stunning free-standing bath for a boutique hotel feel. The lavish and opulent fuse with the modern and sleek in this unique home. Each bedroom has its own accents of colour, printed fabrics or wallpaper, whether it be smart checks or pretty florals; pin stripes or accents of powder blue or regal reds, this home is full of quirky charm and individual style.

Purnell Manor can accommodate eighteen guests across nine well-appointed double bedrooms, an additional eight single beds can be added into various bedrooms. In total, the home can accommodate up to twenty-six guests, eighteen adults and eight additional children.

Whether it be entertaining as a group, a warming family meal prepared on the Aga, or cocktails after a game of croquet beside the elegant fountain, this rambling home offers sumptuous Georgian architecture, stunning period fireplaces, cosy yet chic bedrooms - a true retreat from the bustle of modern-day living - within a tranquil and secluded spot in the heart of the Cotswolds.

Oliver Approved

What you should know…

  • Large or noisy parties such as stag or hen parties are not permitted
  • Heated pool is open from May to September
  • A car is recommended - there is space for ten cars

Property Features

Private Pool Heated Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Hot Tub AGA Ground Floor Bed & Bath Satellite TV Games Room Indoor Games Table Tennis Table Football Heating

Ground Floor
- Grand drawing room
- Fully equipped kitchen with terrace access
- Laundry room
- Snooker room
- Dining room with dining facilities for 18
- Snug room/Playroom which can also be set up as a double bedroom with cloakroom facilities close by
- Bedroom One with four-poster bed
- Shower room with WC

First Floor

- Bedroom Two with super-king-bed and en-suite bathroom
- Bedroom Three with super-king bed (can be set up with twin beds on request)
- Bedroom Four with king-size bed
- Bedroom Five with king-size bed and en-suite bathroom
- Bedroom Six with king-size  bed
- Bedroom Seven with super-king bed, en-suite bathroom (can be set up with twin beds on request)
- Family shower room

The Pool House
The Poolhouse is an annexe directly outside the kitchen overlooking
the pool and gardens. It houses the overhead projector/cinema screen. It can also be used as the ninth double bedroom and has a large walk-in shower room and adjacent separate cloakroom facility making the perfect self contained annexe.

Exterior Grounds
- Private swimming pool (open May - September)
- Hot tub
- 8 acres of gardens
- Terrace
- Dining facilities
- Climbing frame & playhouse
- Trampoline
- Swing

Additional Facilities
- Wi-Fi
- Nintendo Wii
- Table football & table tennis
- Selection of toys, books & DVDs
- Cot & highchair available
- Parking for 10 or more cars

* The bedrooms can accommodate up to 18 guests in 9 double beds, an additional 8 single beds can be allocated to various bedrooms - ideal for children. In total, the home can sleep up to a maximum of 26 guests, 18 adults and 8 additional children.


About the surrounding area of Purnell Manor
Easy By Train Walk to Village Walk to Restaurant Walking/Hiking Paths Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages
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Purnell Manor is nestled in a rural spot close to the town of Dursley, in the heart of one of England’s most attractive spots: The Cotswolds.

Surrounded by hills, and sitting on the Cotswold Way, the charming market town of Dursley offers lovely walks with breath-taking views. Walkers will be in their element - there is even a Walking Festival every October. The Lantern Way is an exquisite fourteen-mile circular walk taking in Dursley and the villages of Coaley and Uley. Some of the walks offer panoramic views over the River Severn and beyond.

The golf course on Stinchcombe Hill has been described as one of the most scenic in Europe.

The town itself is located in a wooded valley under the Cotswold escarpment. At the heart of Dursley is the delightful eighteenth century market house, which is also the Town Hall. A variety of small shops, cafes and pubs in Dursley includes the award-winning Old Spot pub, and a bustling farmer’s market on the second Saturday of every month.

Providing the ideal base for country pursuits, guests have the option of clay pigeon shooting, or adrenaline junkies will enjoy the local Xtreme Sports centre or Cotswold Water Park for a spot of white-water rafting or swimming in the rapids!

The area is rich with cultural interest and history. A visit to nearby Uley Bury is one of the finest examples of a promontory fort in Britain. Close by is Hetty Pegler’s Tump, a communal burial mound dating back to the Neolithic period. Twinberrow Woods is home to the Dursley Sculpture & Play Trail, featuring unique works by local groups and artists.

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Local Amenities
Nearest Town/City Dursley


Nearest Supermarket Co-Op Dursley


Nearest Restaurant Della Casa Dursley


Nearest Bar/Pub The Carpenters Arms


Nearest Golf Stinchcombe Hill Golf Club


Nearest Beach Western-super-Mare



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 Kids Ideal for Teens

It would be difficult to find a home that is more child friendly than Purnell Manor, its spaces, design and facilities are peerless when it comes to meeting the needs of the whole family.

The outdoor spaces at Purnell Manor offer hours of fun and activity for children of all ages; from hours of splashy time in the heated outdoor pool, to the climbing frames, playhouse, swing and trampoline, children will be able to spend their energy in the safe and enclosed paradise!

Sports-inclined youngsters will be in their element, with the netball ring and football pitch - the whole family or group can get involved! Whilst those keen on romping, roaming and climbing trees will delight at the enchanting eight acres of varied and magical grounds.

For smaller children, parents can relax in the knowledge that they won’t need to cart a lot of extra kit on holiday; this home provides a cot and high chair. There is a large selection of children’s toys, books and DVDs, as well as a games room.

For older children, there is an impressive array of entertainment options, ideal for a rainy day or “downtime” at the end of a busy day indulging in outdoor pursuits; there is a DVD player with DVD library, Sky television, wifi, and a games room complete with wii, table football, table tennis table as well as a book library.

The area is rich with cultural interest, heritage and family friendly days out, as well as being a beautiful part of the Cotswolds.

Cattle Country Adventure Park offers a large children’s park with a farm theme, as well as animals, indoor and outdoor play equipment and an excellent cafe for when it is time to refuel after all the fun.

For nature enthusiasts, Slimbridge Windfowl and Wetlands Trust is one of the worlds largest and most respected conservation organisations with a huge variety of birds, interactive activities and wildlife that will fascinate and enchant youngsters.

A visit to Bristol Zoo Gardens is an adventure into an exciting and varied animal kingdom, set within acres of beautiful gardens, offering access to more than four hundred animals.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Easy By Train
  • Walk to Village
  • Walk to Restaurant
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages

Onsite Facilities

  • Heated Pool
  • Games Room
  • Indoor Games
  • Table Tennis
  • Table Football


At Oliver’s Travels, we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to travel services, 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

Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team.

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!

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

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

Security deposit £1000 paid directly to the owner prior to arrival and refunded at the end of your stay subject to a damage inspection on departure
Arrival time 3pm
Departure time 10am
Energy costs included? Yes, included in rental price
Linen & towels included? Yes, included in rental price
End of stay cleaning included? Please note that there is an additional charge of £150 for cleaning. This raises to £200 for groups of more than 18.
Pets welcome? A maximum of 2 well-behaved dogs are allowed for an additional charge of £35 per dog
Internet access? Yes, included in rental price
Minimum stay Please note that there is a minimum stay of 2-nights
Changeover day Friday or Monday
Smoking Allowed? No smoking allowed
Other Ts and Cs The swimming pool is open and included in the rates between the 1st of May and the end of September (weather dependent). If the weather remains good in October/ early November and you wish to use the pool there will be an additional fee of £400 for a weekend stay or £450 for a 7-night stay. You will need to request use 3 weeks in advance of your stay, it runs on an air to water heat source which requires temperatures to be a minimum of 10 degrees.

Please note that this home is best suited for families. The lead booker must be 30 years of age or over. The property is strictly no stag, hen do’s or single sex party groups and the property owner reserves the right to cancel the booking and retain the security deposit if guests do not comply on arrival.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 18 people: For every additional guest up to 26, it will cost an additional £67 per person per night.

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Dec 8th 2023 - Dec 22nd 2023 £5,779 £8,669 £11,558 £14,448 £20,224
Dec 22nd 2023 - Jan 5th 2024 - - £12,094 £15,119 £21,165
Jan 5th 2024 - Feb 2nd 2024 - £8,265 £11,020 £13,776 £19,283
Feb 2nd 2024 - Mar 11th 2024 £5,510 £8,265 £11,021 £13,776 £19,283
Mar 11th 2024 - Mar 18th 2024 £6,316 £9,475 £12,634 £15,792 £22,105
Mar 18th 2024 - Apr 1st 2024 £5,510 £8,265 £11,021 £13,776 £19,283
Apr 1st 2024 - Apr 29th 2024 £6,316 £9,475 £12,634 £15,792 £22,105
Apr 29th 2024 - May 3rd 2024 £6,773 £10,160 £13,548 £16,935 £23,704
- Bank Holiday: May - £10,159 £13,547 £16,934 £23,704
May 10th 2024 - Jun 3rd 2024 £6,773 £10,160 £13,548 £16,935 £23,704
Jun 3rd 2024 - Jul 29th 2024 £6,773 £10,160 £13,548 £16,935 £23,704
Jul 29th 2024 - Sep 2nd 2024 - £10,159 £13,547 £16,934 £23,704
Sep 2nd 2024 - Nov 1st 2024 £6,773 £10,160 £13,548 £16,935 £23,704
Nov 1st 2024 - Dec 20th 2024 £5,779 £8,669 £11,558 £14,448 £20,224
Dec 20th 2024 - Jun 10th 2025 £6,773 £10,160 £13,548 £16,935 £23,704

Prices based on an occupancy of 18 people: For every additional guest up to 26, it will cost an additional €74 per person per night.

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Dec 8th 2023 - Dec 22nd 2023 €6,329 €9,495 €12,660 €15,825 €22,151
Dec 22nd 2023 - Jan 5th 2024 - - €13,247 €16,559 €23,181
Jan 5th 2024 - Feb 2nd 2024 - €9,052 €12,070 €15,088 €21,121
Feb 2nd 2024 - Mar 11th 2024 €6,035 €9,053 €12,071 €15,089 €21,121
Mar 11th 2024 - Mar 18th 2024 €6,918 €10,378 €13,838 €17,297 €24,212
Mar 18th 2024 - Apr 1st 2024 €6,035 €9,053 €12,071 €15,089 €21,121
Apr 1st 2024 - Apr 29th 2024 €6,918 €10,378 €13,838 €17,297 €24,212
Apr 29th 2024 - May 3rd 2024 €7,418 €11,128 €14,838 €18,549 €25,963
- Bank Holiday: May - €11,127 €14,837 €18,547 €25,963
May 10th 2024 - Jun 3rd 2024 €7,418 €11,128 €14,838 €18,549 €25,963
Jun 3rd 2024 - Jul 29th 2024 €7,418 €11,128 €14,838 €18,549 €25,963
Jul 29th 2024 - Sep 2nd 2024 - €11,127 €14,837 €18,547 €25,963
Sep 2nd 2024 - Nov 1st 2024 €7,418 €11,128 €14,838 €18,549 €25,963
Nov 1st 2024 - Dec 20th 2024 €6,329 €9,495 €12,660 €15,825 €22,151
Dec 20th 2024 - Jun 10th 2025 €7,418 €11,128 €14,838 €18,549 €25,963

Prices based on an occupancy of 18 people: For every additional guest up to 26, it will cost an additional $79 per person per night.

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Dec 8th 2023 - Dec 22nd 2023 $6,833 $10,250 $13,668 $17,085 $23,915
Dec 22nd 2023 - Jan 5th 2024 - - $14,301 $17,878 $25,027
Jan 5th 2024 - Feb 2nd 2024 - $9,773 $13,031 $16,289 $22,802
Feb 2nd 2024 - Mar 11th 2024 $6,515 $9,774 $13,032 $16,290 $22,802
Mar 11th 2024 - Mar 18th 2024 $7,469 $11,204 $14,939 $18,674 $26,139
Mar 18th 2024 - Apr 1st 2024 $6,515 $9,774 $13,032 $16,290 $22,802
Apr 1st 2024 - Apr 29th 2024 $7,469 $11,204 $14,939 $18,674 $26,139
Apr 29th 2024 - May 3rd 2024 $8,009 $12,014 $16,020 $20,025 $28,030
- Bank Holiday: May - $12,013 $16,019 $20,024 $28,030
May 10th 2024 - Jun 3rd 2024 $8,009 $12,014 $16,020 $20,025 $28,030
Jun 3rd 2024 - Jul 29th 2024 $8,009 $12,014 $16,020 $20,025 $28,030
Jul 29th 2024 - Sep 2nd 2024 - $12,013 $16,019 $20,024 $28,030
Sep 2nd 2024 - Nov 1st 2024 $8,009 $12,014 $16,020 $20,025 $28,030
Nov 1st 2024 - Dec 20th 2024 $6,833 $10,250 $13,668 $17,085 $23,915
Dec 20th 2024 - Jun 10th 2025 $8,009 $12,014 $16,020 $20,025 $28,030

Please note that these prices/rates are a guide only and may not be correct at the current date. For an accurate quote, please enquire.


  • A memorable stay

    on 31/10/2022

    Looking for a property for a special birthday celebration, Purnell Manor provided the ideal location. Our week together as a family was a memorable time.

  • Idyllic English countryside setting

    on 30/07/2022

    If you’re looking for the quintessential countryside experience with a group, this is the place. We went as an extended family group of 11 and wanted a place some people could explore the area but mostly to have a place to stay where all could enjoy. The kids spent hours in the pool, some enjoyed experiencing waking the Cotswold Way, others walked into town for meals or a drink in the garden of the local pub, others enjoyed shopping in nearby Tetsbury or exploring the farmers market in Stroud, and some just enjoyed knitting in the formal sitting room. The house felt like staying in a castle with incredible antiques and architectural details while still having the comforts of a modern hotel. The owners were responsive and helpful and we were grateful for the special family time the rental allowed us to have. I HIGHLY recommend this unique and comfortable home.

  • WOW factor!

    Created on 17/06/2022

    This is the most stunning and spacious house, which has been beautifully decorated and maintained by the owners. If you are looking for the WOW factor, this has it and you will not be disappointed.

    The house is complemented by the large swimming pool, hot tub and terrace area.

    The owners are a delight to deal with; personable, efficient and provide excellent customer service. We were a group of 14 and we had a fabulous weekend!

  • Stunning

    on 14/09/2020

    Stunning home in picturesque location. Loved the sheep at the gate and walks in the Cotswold hills to Cam Peak. The heated pool, extensive patio area and pool house were a great hit with the kids. Charming hosts.

  • A fantastic property with everything you could possibly need

    on 31/12/2018

    We had a large family gathering for NY and had a great time at this fantastic house. The kids loved that they had their own play room with a TV, games, movies, so plenty for them to do, but even though it was winter they spent most of their time outside exploring and playing in the lovely (and safe) garden. The kitchen is a really lovely homely space and so well equipped that there was nothing we were left searching for and were able to cook some great meals. The pool table was a real hit with everyone. The owners were very helpful but everything we needed was in the house so didn't need to call on them. Overall everyone had a comfortable stay and we loved it so much that we will likely be back one summer so that we can also enjoy the pool!

  • Fabulous!

    on 30/11/2018

    We have just had Pre-Christmas in the Manor house at the beginning of December as we are not able to spend the real Christmas with my family this year. Everything about the weekend was perfect. The owners had decorated the house beautifully with trees and fairy lights and we spent a wonderful few days relaxing in the comfort of the lovely old house. To make things even easier we hired a chef to cook Christmas dinner on Saturday night. The meal was fantastic and it was all washed up and cleared away for us!
    We will definitely be back in the summer so that we can make use of the outside swimming pool!
    Thank you again for a fabulous and memorable weekend.

  • Great location, house beautifully appointed, wonderful swimming pool

    on 21/07/2018

    A wonderful weekend away to celebrate my 80th birthday with my adult children and grandchildren. Weather was fantastic and we spent most of our time in the pool. Some walked on the Cotswold Way with our two dogs. We didn't want to come home!

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