We are a little embarrassed to admit that the first thing that caught our eye about this property was a Swedish hot-tub! Because Thorpe Manor is quite the attention grabber. A Grade II* listed Georgian Manor and quintessentially British manor home was built in the 1600s, and is just a short drive from London, boasting two hundred acres of land and 14 ensuite bedrooms that sleep up to 34. Wow.
Its grandeur has been lovingly restored to highlight many of its original period features – sweeping staircases, oak-panelled rooms and luscious roll-top baths (in case Swedish soakers aren’t your thing). All your ‘Downtown Abbey-esque’ dreams will come true here too, whether it’s Pimms-fueled croquet on the lawn, or sophisticated evenings (or perhaps even raucous ones) in the Study bar in front of the fire. Just remember, the Butler sees everything!
Renting this gorgeous property with operators Luxury Cotswold Rentals comes with some great perks too, like the Cotswold Concierge; a 7/7 service to answer every need in the run-up to and during a stay from private chefs, to a massage therapist.
How much to be the Lord of the manor? £80,000 / $100,000 a month. And it’s available in both July and August this year. It’ll be perfect for a wedding and honeymoon all thrown in.