Wilfred Manor

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Sleeps: 16 - 22 Bedrooms: 11 Bathrooms: 11


Pool Hot Tub Walk to Village All Bedrooms En-Suite Ideal for Parties

Wilfred Manor is an expansive Grade I listed manor house, exceptionally restored to the finest standard of modern luxury, yet staying true to its long and prestigious history. King Charles I is in fact said to haunt the four acres of landscaped gardens, after he took refuge within the manor during the siege of Gloucester in 1643.

Each of the bedrooms have been given a unique theme that compliments the original 17th century architecture whilst offering spacious en-suits, exquisite furnishings. Each room offers a different perspective on the stunning landscape of the Cotswold Hills, including the woods above Slad Valley and the famous church spire of Painswick. 

A sought after wedding venue, the manor house can sleep up to 22 guests with access to extensive facilities including a jacuzzi and sauna, whilst catered for by a team of passionate staff. The local area remains tranquil and picturesque, yet offers a wealth of traditional English country past times such as horse riding, shooting and hiking.

* Prices quoted in the rates tab are based on a self-catered stay. For a catered stay quoted please check the 'Extras' tab or contact the Oliver’s VIP Concierge Team (by clicking on the link in the blue Oliver’s Extras box above) who will be happy to help.

Good news! This property is available as a Vill’otel

Yey! Wait… what is that?
It’s the perfect combo of the privacy of your own personal villa, with all the luxury and convenience of a hotel.

What’s included?
Breakfast, cleaning, welcome drinks and hamper, plus more! Check the Extras tab for all the details.




Oliver Approved

What you should know…

  • As the house is so old there are steep stairs and low ceilings in parts.
  • The property can be tricky to find due to the rural location.
  • Nearby roads are quite narrow and this can restrict some vehicles.

Property Features

Heritage Collection Private Pool Heated Pool Internet Hot Tub BBQ All Bedrooms En-Suite Sauna/Steam Gym/Fitness Room Outdoor Games Home Cinema DVD Working Fireplace Heating

Wilfred House (8 rooms, 16 guests)
- King Charles (1st floor, super king size bed, en-suite bath & shower, space for z-bed)
- Tempest (1st floor, double bed, en-suite shower, sink and WC)
- Cleopatra (2nd floor, double bed, en-suite shower)
- Romeo and Juliette (2nd floor, double bed, private bathroom accessed via a shared landing)
- Julius Caesar (2nd floor, double bed, en-suite shower
- Othello (2nd floor, accessed from 1st floor, king size bed, en-suite bath & shower)
- Hamlet (outside, 2 storey, double bed, en-suite shower, space for sofa bed)
- King Richard (outside, lower ground floor, double bed, en-suite shower)

Wilfred Court Side (3 rooms, 24 guests combined with Court House)
- King Arthur (1st floor, super king size bed, en-suite bath & shower)
- Magical Merlin (2nd floor, double bed, en-suite shower, space for sofa bed)
- Lady Guinevere (2nd floor, king size bed, en-suite shower)

Living spaces
- Family room (cosy lounge area, large flat screen TV, DVDs & coffee table books, fire)
- Library (seating area, fire, books)
- Great Room (large lounge area, large flat screen TV, fire, decorated for Christmas, desk workspace)
- Snooker Room (upstairs games room with snooker table and equipment, flat screen TV, bar area)

Dining spaces
- Kitchen (seating for 6 people, oven, gas hob, kettle, toaster, American style fridge/freezer, dishwasher, continental breakfast supplies are provided at the start of the stay, including cereals, bread, butter and preserves, milk, juices, tea and coffee)
- Dining room (large oval table for 18 guests)
- Restaurant (seating for up to 26 people, only used if we are providing the meal, additional charge, cooked breakfast can be provided here, additional charge, bar service can be provided, additional charge)

- To keep your bedroom’s spic and span during your stay, we provide 2 hours of housekeeping per day to refresh the rooms (tea & coffee, towels, etc.). The timing of this can be organised with us in advance to suit the needs of your stay.

Grounds & Facilities

- 4 acres of landscaped gardens
- Equipment for croquet, cricket and badminton provided
- Outdoor pool and Jacuzzi area (can be covered or not)
- Gym (with treadmill, free-weights, flat screen TV)

Additional information
- 2 night minimum stay
- Weddings are subject to the discretion of Court House Manor, and are to be planned using our recommended wedding planner (included in the cost of hire)
- Private exclusive hire entranceway
- Secure gated parking
- Night porter for emergencies
- Concierge service is available for an additional cost
- Guests can arrange supermarket deliveries to stock fridges and bar (arranged before arrival)
- Please be aware that when hiring only Wilfred House, Wilfred  Court Side is run as a bed and breakfast
- Please be aware that staff will be on site during exclusive hires


About the surrounding area of Wilfred Manor
Walk to Village Walk to Restaurant Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Golf Nearby Stalking/Hunting Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages
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Wilfred Manor is located in Painswick, Gloucestershire, right in the heart of The Cotswolds. Based at the top of Slad Valley, this historic house offers stunning views of the surrounding countryside. The house is a Grade 1 listed building steeped in history, with famous guests including King Charles 1; each room tells a tale of its own.

Painswick is a historic wool town, also known as ‘The Queen of the Cotswolds’; it is one of the finest and best-preserved Cotswolds settlements, nestling quietly in the hills and surrounded by some of Gloucestershire’s most delightful countryside. It also now hosts the famous Art Couture Festival annually. Built of mellow Cotswold stone from the local quarry on Painswick Beacon, the town’s many beautiful buildings can be seen as you wander around its quaint and narrow streets.

The world famous Rococo Gardens and the picturesque villages of Sheepscombe, Edge and Slad are all within a mile or so of the House, and this fascinating and beautiful area offers marvelous walking country for those wishing to discover the Cotswolds on a more personal level.

Other attractions include Cheltenham Racecourse offering 16 days racing each year, the beautiful Spa town of Cheltenham, and Gloucester Cathedral, as well as ample places for shooting and horse riding.

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Bristol Airport

(51-60 km)

Nearest Ferry port Dover

(Over 100 km)

Nearest Train Station Stroud

(6 km)

Nearest Village Painswick

(Under 1 km)

Nearest Town/City Stroud

(6 km)

Nearest Restaurant The Falcon Inn

(Under 1 km)

Nearest Bar/Pub The Royal Oak

(Under 1 km)

Nearest Supermarket Stroud

(6 km)

Nearest Beach Weston Super Mare

(81-90 km)

Nearest Golf Painswick Golf Club

(2 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

This  beautifully situated Manor house offers a wealth of wonderful  activities for children to enjoy including walking along the Cotswold way, catch a rugby match at Kingsholm Stadium or coming face to face with spectacular wildlife such as the magnificent peacocks at Prinknash Abbey Bird & Deer Park. A visit to see the vast stained glass windows of Gloucester Cathedral, the Roman artefact at the Corinium Museum in Cirencester or Chedworth Roman Villa are all a must for the whole family!

On site there is a cosy family room to kick back and watch movies in by the roaring fire, outside jacuzzi and snooker room. In the summer, you can picnic on the lawn, or enjoy any games that you bring along.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Mattress protector

Kids Activities Close-by

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

Onsite Facilities

  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Games
  • Home Cinema
  • DVD

Services Available

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Included
  • Babysitting Available


Oliver's Extras

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Included
  • Babysitting Available
  • On-Site Concierge
Good news! For a little extra, This property is available as a Vill’otel

With a vill’otel holiday, you can enjoy all these services throughout your stay:

- Daily breakfast
- Daily maid service
- Deluxe welcome hamper with local delicacies
- Welcome drinks for your group
- Fridge-stocking service
- Private chef service

If you’d like to book the Vill’otel serviced option, contact us on villotel@oliverstravels.com for a tailor-made quote! Typical costs range between £100-£250 per person per week dependent on requirements.

Please note that all services are subject to availability and must be requested at the time of booking.

Self-Catered Stays at Wilfred Manor

At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. If there is anything you would like to arrange for your stay, please contact the Oliver’s VIP Concierge Team (by clicking on the link in the blue Oliver’s Extras box above) who will be happy to help. We can usually put you in touch with the right people arrange any of the following:

- Daily breakfast
- Maid service / Extra cleaning
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport or train station pick-up/drop-off
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge

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.

Catered Stays at Wilfred Manor

Catered stays are also available at Wilfred Manor please enquire for a specific quote.

Catered Stay Include
- 11 individually interior decorated bedrooms with en-suite/private bathrooms to sleep 22 persons, kitchen area, three lounges all include sky + and large HD televisions and swimming pool.
- Cooked and continental breakfast each morning,
- Chef on site for evening meals (Food not included in price)
- Concierge service between 10:00-18:00
- Access to bar area in the evening between 16:00-22:00
- Waiter/Waitress
- 2 Hours housekeeping, daily

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

Event information

Small wedding - Up to 80 guests
Large wedding - Up to 150 guests

Seated or standing in large marquee at the rear of Wilfred Manor (marquee not supplied by the Manor). Champagne on arrival for you both, full assistance from on-site Wedding Planner and 2 Wilfred Manor staff members throughout the event to assist in organising, closing of house in preparation of the event. Meeting with suppliers prior to the event. Re-instating of the grounds.

For your event the owners offer a personalised service to include various arrangements to make your day unique.

Wilfred Court  private walk way to the Church can be decorated with greenery & flower arrangements over our 8ft trellis arbor. This is a stunning start to your wedding day at the church.

Two ornate antique bronze urns filled with greenery, lilies and roses make a stunning entrance to any party or event and stands 6ft with flowers), gas flame torches, Gypsophila hanging decorations and lanterns in the trees ..... all great decorative additions that can make your wedding event one to remember.

*Please note, there is a £3,000 charge for events held at the property.

Terms & Conditions

- Please be aware that when hiring only Wilfred House, Wilfred  Court Side is run as a bed and breakfast

* Prices quoted in the rates tab are based on a self-catered stay. For a catered stay quoted please check the 'Extras' tab or contact the Oliver’s VIP Concierge Team (by clicking on the link in the blue Oliver’s Extras box above) who will be happy to help.

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

Security deposit £2000 - This is paid directly to the owner prior to arrival and will be refunded in full after departure subject to the damage inspection.
Arrival time 4 PM
Departure time 10:30 AM
Energy costs included? Yes
Heating costs included? Yes
End of stay cleaning included? Yes
Linen & towels included? Yes
Pets welcome? No
Smoking Allowed? No
Changeover day Any day of the week

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 16 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Jun 24th 2019 - Jan 3rd 2020 £9,410 £10,700 £11,990 £12,900 £12,900
Jan 3rd 2020 - Apr 2nd 2020 £9,410 £10,700 £11,990 £12,900 £12,900
Easter Season £12,648 £13,938 £15,228 £16,518 £20,236
Apr 23rd 2020 - Dec 21st 2020 £9,410 £10,700 £11,990 £12,900 £12,900
* Christmas New Year £12,648 £13,938 £15,228 £16,518 £20,236

Prices based on an occupancy of 22 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Jun 24th 2019 - Jan 3rd 2020 £11,383 £13,103 £14,823 £15,177 £15,177
Jan 3rd 2020 - Apr 2nd 2020 £11,383 £13,103 £14,823 £15,177 £15,177
Easter Season £15,177 £16,897 £18,617 £20,337 £22,765
Apr 23rd 2020 - Dec 21st 2020 £11,383 £13,103 £14,823 £15,177 £15,177
* Christmas New Year £15,177 £16,897 £18,617 £20,337 £22,765

Prices based on an occupancy of 16 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Jun 24th 2019 - Jan 3rd 2020 €10,084 €11,374 €12,664 €13,825 €13,825
Jan 3rd 2020 - Apr 2nd 2020 €10,084 €11,374 €12,664 €13,825 €13,825
Easter Season €13,554 €14,844 €16,134 €17,424 €21,686
Apr 23rd 2020 - Dec 21st 2020 €10,084 €11,374 €12,664 €13,825 €13,825
* Christmas New Year €13,554 €14,844 €16,134 €17,424 €21,686

Prices based on an occupancy of 22 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Jun 24th 2019 - Jan 3rd 2020 €12,198 €13,918 €15,638 €16,264 €16,264
Jan 3rd 2020 - Apr 2nd 2020 €12,198 €13,918 €15,638 €16,264 €16,264
Easter Season €16,264 €17,984 €19,704 €21,424 €24,396
Apr 23rd 2020 - Dec 21st 2020 €12,198 €13,918 €15,638 €16,264 €16,264
* Christmas New Year €16,264 €17,984 €19,704 €21,424 €24,396

Prices based on an occupancy of 16 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Jun 24th 2019 - Jan 3rd 2020 $11,478 $12,768 $14,058 $15,348 $15,735
Jan 3rd 2020 - Apr 2nd 2020 $11,478 $12,768 $14,058 $15,348 $15,735
Easter Season $15,427 $16,717 $18,007 $19,297 $24,683
Apr 23rd 2020 - Dec 21st 2020 $11,478 $12,768 $14,058 $15,348 $15,735
* Christmas New Year $15,427 $16,717 $18,007 $19,297 $24,683

Prices based on an occupancy of 22 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Jun 24th 2019 - Jan 3rd 2020 $13,884 $15,604 $17,324 $18,512 $18,512
Jan 3rd 2020 - Apr 2nd 2020 $13,884 $15,604 $17,324 $18,512 $18,512
Easter Season $18,512 $20,232 $21,952 $23,672 $27,768
Apr 23rd 2020 - Dec 21st 2020 $13,884 $15,604 $17,324 $18,512 $18,512
* Christmas New Year $18,512 $20,232 $21,952 $23,672 $27,768

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

The earliest recorded Lord of the Manor was Ernisi in 1050, when the village was then known as Wyke. Over many centuries local life was dominated by the Manor and its Lordship, and the Lord from 1121 – 1137, Pain FitzJohn, is thought to have given his name to the town, hence ‘Pain’s-wyke’.

The original Manor was demolished in 1445, but was re-established soon after and was fully functioning as a court until 1931. Minor and serious offences were punishable by methods such as the stocks and gallows! The original stocks can be seen outside the gates to The Manor.

King Charles I even stayed in Wilfred Manor as he battled through Painswick prior to the Siege of Gloucester in 1643, and used the court room to administer justice to wrongdoers.



  • Perfect Retreat in the Cotswolds

    Created on 22/08/2018

    e were greeted warmly and poured a glass of cava (must appreciated surprise!) and shown to our room which was othello up on the top floor. The room was stunning with beautiful views of the garden and beyond. We had a huge deep bath and a fantastically comfortable bed so got a great nights sleep and woke up to the sound of only the birds singing! Absolute heaven!

  • Recommended

    Created on 18/08/2018

    Fabulous location being right next to the church. Secure gated grounds and a proper chocolate box manor house and grounds. Rooms are full of character and quirky. A few detail bits that needed attention and a few cleanliness issues if you really looked for them but didn't detract from the overall package. Staff were admittedly young and were having to multitask but we're very helpful, friendly and professional. Food was excellent in an allbeit slightly cramped restaurant. All told and considering the very reasonable prices we were very pleasantly surprised and would definitely stay again.

  • Nice weekend

    Created on 15/07/2018

    Beautiful place. Room was HUGE! Bathroom HUGE and had everything. Bed was SO comfortable. Staff very friendly and helpful. Easy to walk to anything. Parking was private. No A/C but fans in the room so was fine. Would stay again.

  • Beautiful house, friendly staff

    Created on 11/07/2018

    Very nice comfy bed in Tempest, with beautiful views down into the garden. Quite a small but perfectly adequate bathroom/shower room; clean and everything worked but a little in the small side if this were for a couple on a romantic getaway.
    The breakfast was good, parking ample and the staff were friendly.
    Overall, I’d definitely recommend.

  • A perfect Cotswold's break in the Manor we'd all want to own

    Created on 02/07/2018

    This was our first visit to Painswick and the village is a joy. Beautiful scenery, picture postcard, historic and quintessentially English. In pride of place, behind the church (make a note you wedding planners), is the imposing Wilfred Manor.
    The building has the wow factor and the grounds and public areas are all fantastic and in my opinion everything is tastefully done. The bedrooms maybe could do with sprucing up a little but this is an historic, part-timber, manor house so you need to expect quirky. Our room, Cleopatra, had all the facilities and comfort you'd expect at a price that can't be beaten.
    The restaurant was closed but we knew that in advance and there are a couple of pubs and eateries in the village so that was no issue. We spent the night out and returned to the hotel bar where we quickly made friends with two other couples and we're entertained and looked after by the witty, charming and attentive Jarred who made special mention of the birthday I was there to celebrate. A great night was had and apologies to Jarred for keeping him serving and chatting way past his official home time.
    So admittedly the bedrooms (based on our experience and other reviews) are a little tired but I'd argue that they are more charming than faded and, if like us you relish something a bit more interesting than a Travelodge, I'd urge you to visit this sumptuous country house and enjoy a perfect British Cotswold's weekend. We'll be back!

  • Thank you to all

    Created on 10/06/2018

    Beautiful Manor House which has been thoughtfully furnished and decorated. Excellent location to visit some really pretty villages and within reach of Bath and Cheltenham. Painswick is one of the loveliest places we have visited.
    The Staff were pleasant friendly and nothing was too much trouble. Our room was furnished beautifully and had everything we needed.

  • A real treat!

    Created on 09/06/2018

    What a great place to stay for a while to unwind, relax and enjoy a break . All of the staff were brilliant. Nothing was too much trouble. The food was excellent and the house, gardens and the view were wonderful.
    The privacy and safety of the grounds was a bonus. No need to worry about parking the car on a roadside as this oasis has a huge sweeping driveway gained via electronically controlled gates.
    We really enjoyed ourselves, wandering around the village, stopping off for a coffee here and there.
    Next time we go there to stay, which we will , we will choose a larger room. We stayed in Julius Caesar which was very comfortable and well equipped but was in the eaves of the house and the stairs were a tad difficult to negotiate and the huge original beams in the room made navigating at night a bit difficult for people of our age.
    I would recommend this place to anyone without hesitation.

  • Magical

    Created on 01/06/2018

    Beautiful grounds in a fairytale setting. Had the pleasure of meetjng the owners Linda & Peter who were both a lot of fun and good for a bit of banter.
    Very warm and hospitable. The staff were lovely. Breakfast was great as were touches like champagne on arrival and tea and cookies in the room. Would definitely reccomend to any of my friends or family looking for a luxurious escape in the Cotswolds!

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