Purnell Manor

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Sleeps: 18 - 20 Bedrooms: 9 Bathrooms: 5
Oliver Approved


Pool Chateaux & Castles
Heritage Collection
Ideal for Kids 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 accommodates up to eighteen guests across a range of double and twin bedrooms as well as two guest beds. Not every room has its own en-suite, yet there are plenty of bathrooms, and children in the group may wish to share!

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 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
- Large bedroom with 4 poster bed
- Shower room with WC

First Floor
- Bedroom with king-size bed
- Bedroom with king-size four poster bed
- Bedroom with double bed
- Bedroom with super-king bed and en-suite bathroom
- Bedroom with super-king bed (can be set up as a twin room)
- Bedroom with super-king bed, en-suite bathroom (can add an extra single bed)
- Bedroom with king-size bed*
- Bedroom with king-size bed and en-suite bathroom*

Exterior Grounds
- Private swimming pool (open May - September)
- 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

*Two additional single beds can be added to these rooms


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.

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 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!

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.
Pool heating charge? Included in rental price. Please bring your own swimming towels.
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 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 in advance of your stay.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 18 people: For every additional guest up to 20, it will cost an additional £66 per person per night.

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Oct 23rd 2021 - Nov 1st 2021 £7,820 £9,042 £10,263 £10,423
Nov 1st 2021 - Dec 17th 2021 £6,883 £7,958 £9,034 £9,177
Dec 17th 2021 - Jan 7th 2022 - - - £13,438
Jan 7th 2022 - Mar 11th 2022 £6,883 £8,296 £9,710 £12,061
Mar 11th 2022 - Mar 21st 2022 £8,456 £10,075 £11,693 £13,812
Mar 21st 2022 - Apr 1st 2022 £6,883 £8,296 £9,710 £12,061
Apr 1st 2022 - Nov 4th 2022 £8,456 £10,075 £11,693 £13,812
Nov 4th 2022 - Dec 20th 2022 £6,883 £8,296 £9,710 £12,061
Dec 20th 2022 - Dec 27th 2022 - - - £17,037
Dec 27th 2022 - Apr 26th 2023 - - - £17,037

Prices based on an occupancy of 18 people: For every additional guest up to 20, it will cost an additional €73 per person per night.

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Oct 23rd 2021 - Nov 1st 2021 €8,676 €9,897 €11,119 €11,563
Nov 1st 2021 - Dec 17th 2021 €7,636 €8,712 €9,787 €10,182
Dec 17th 2021 - Jan 7th 2022 - - - €14,909
Jan 7th 2022 - Mar 11th 2022 €7,636 €9,050 €10,463 €13,381
Mar 11th 2022 - Mar 21st 2022 €9,382 €11,000 €12,618 €15,323
Mar 21st 2022 - Apr 1st 2022 €7,636 €9,050 €10,463 €13,381
Apr 1st 2022 - Nov 4th 2022 €9,382 €11,000 €12,618 €15,323
Nov 4th 2022 - Dec 20th 2022 €7,636 €9,050 €10,463 €13,381
Dec 20th 2022 - Dec 27th 2022 - - - €18,901
Dec 27th 2022 - Apr 26th 2023 - - - €18,901

Prices based on an occupancy of 18 people: For every additional guest up to 20, it will cost an additional $85 per person per night.

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Oct 23rd 2021 - Nov 1st 2021 $10,103 $11,324 $12,545 $13,464
Nov 1st 2021 - Dec 17th 2021 $8,892 $9,967 $11,042 $11,855
Dec 17th 2021 - Jan 7th 2022 - - - $17,359
Jan 7th 2022 - Mar 11th 2022 $8,892 $10,305 $11,718 $15,581
Mar 11th 2022 - Mar 21st 2022 $10,924 $12,542 $14,161 $17,842
Mar 21st 2022 - Apr 1st 2022 $8,892 $10,305 $11,718 $15,581
Apr 1st 2022 - Nov 4th 2022 $10,924 $12,542 $14,161 $17,842
Nov 4th 2022 - Dec 20th 2022 $8,892 $10,305 $11,718 $15,581
Dec 20th 2022 - Dec 27th 2022 - - - $22,008
Dec 27th 2022 - Apr 26th 2023 - - - $22,008

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.


  • Stunning

    Posted by Stephen 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

    Posted by Claire H 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!

    Posted by Tracey H. 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

    Posted by Wendy K. 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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