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Cowley Manor Experimental

Cowley Manor Experimental

British sophistication meets French flair: this is Cowley Manor Experimental in a nutshell. Among the rolling green hills of the Cotswolds, a mere two-hour drive from London, you'll find this stylishly renovated castle. Truly everything is at hand to make your stay unforgettable: from a gourmet restaurant, to a fantastic spa. This is the place to be for an active holiday in the beautiful English countryside, but also to relax and unwind in this oasis of calm. A unique place like no other.

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The hotel is open year-round.


This hotel offers 31 rooms.


Check-in is from 3 pm. Check-out is at 11 am.


From 400 euros.


Dogs are welcome on request at a charge. Therefore, your furry companion can run around the enchanting landscape to its heart's content.


Lewis Caroll, one of the most famous British authors of all time, regularly stayed at Cowley Manor in the 19th Century. He was a much-loved guest there and drew inspiration from the beautiful castle grounds for his world-famous book 'Alice in Wonderland'. According to local sources, he wrote the story in a nearby village.

About the rooms

The hotel's imposing rooms were each decorated by decorator Dorothée Meilichzon. Each room is inspired by a particular episode in the castle's rich history. You can always count on high-quality materials, large beds, spacious bathrooms with bathtubs and luxurious cosmetics.

Our favourite room

In the Cowley Manor Suite you will feel like a true royal: from the majestic canopy bed, to the beautiful bathroom in reddish-brown hues - every detail has really been thought of here. To top it off, there is the huge balcony, overlooking the endless gardens and the lake. The perfect place for a cup of tea in the morning sun or a glass of champagne under the stars.

Enjoy a refreshing swim

Both the outdoor and indoor pools are open all year round for a refreshing dip. At the lake right in front of the main building, you can daydream and enjoy the surroundings over a drink.

Work out and wind down

Enjoy comprehensive, holistic wellness treatments at the C-Side Spa, beautifully located in a quiet corner of the estate. They only use natural products from their own garden and organic cosmetics from Monuskin for the best care.


Children of all ages are welcome.

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Food & Drink

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A table on the terrace is always nice on sunny days, but of course you're in England. Fortunately, the restaurant itself is really stealing the show: in a beautiful, regal setting of high ceilings and creaky parquet floors, you'll taste refined creations by top chef Jackson Boxer.

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Chic with a country touch.

Chef Jackson Boxer serves refined local dishes with a touch of French cuisine at Cowley Manor Restaurant. Open for lunch, dinner as well as afternoon tea. This is a sought-after address throughout the area, so early reservations are recommended!

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Cowley Manor Experimental is located in the green "rolling hills" of the Cotswolds, near the beautiful town of Cheltenham at 10 km. Art lovers will find plenty of galleries, museums and theatre houses here. Gloucester is about 20 km away, Oxford and Bristol are less than 70 km away. Some of the most famous picturesque Cotswold villages, such as Stow-on-the-Wold and Bourton-on-the-Water, can be found within 30 km. Stratford-upon-Avon, the birthplace of Shakespeare, is 60 km away. London is at 155 km.

Are you travelling by plane?

Bristol Airport is 90 km from the hotel. London Heathrow is 130 km away.


A transfer is available upon request.

Do you have a (rental) car?

There is free parking for hotel guests.

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A modern castle hotel which has been tastefully renovated. You'll enjoy all the beauty the Cotswolds have to offer in a luxurious yet casual setting.

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