Charingworth Manor is a delightful Cotswolds manor house hotel: a honey-coloured stone Tudor-Jacobean mansion with slate roofs, open fireplaces, 14th-century oak beams and rooms with views across its own gardens and 50-acre estate. It is a lovely place where you can enjoy peace and fresh air while exploring one of England’s loveliest regions.
This lovely country-house hotel has now joined our Free Country House Breaks portfolio so our Members receive an exclusive preferential arrangement. The portfolio works so that you and a partner can enjoy free two-night stays at magnificent country hotels, from castles to manors, all selected by us to give you a break to remember. You pay only for breakfast, dinner, and any extras which you order. For a breath of fresh air (or some serious sport), they cannot be beaten.
We are delighted to welcome Charingworth Manor to the portfolio. It is perfect for racing at Cheltenham, hunting in the Cotswolds, shooting, walking, riding, tennis, garden and stately home viewing, opera going (Longborough is in easy each) or simply touring the Cotswolds, a pleasure enhanced in winter by the thought of relaxing in comfortable sofas in front of roaring log fires for afternoon teas with toasted muffins and scones, or warming glasses of sherry and whisky before Sunday lunch. Indeed, picturesque villages and market towns are found at every turn—Bourton-on-the-Water, Stow-on-the-Wold, Burford, Broadway and Chipping Campden, described by the distinguished historian G M Trevelyan as having ‘the most beautiful high street in the whole of England’. Within easy reach are the larger towns: Stratford-upon-Avon, Oxford. Banbury and Cheltenham. Or you can simply spend time in splendour in the manor house itself, soaking up the atmosphere, the food and wine, and all the other good things on offer.
Charingworth Manor is a peach of an hotel, which our Members love: after all, T S Eliot liked it so much he wrote an ode to it. And despite the manor house’s historic details, it is not totally rooted in the past. The addition of a delightful leisure spa with heated indoor pool, sauna, steam room and solarium, a well-equipped gymnasium and a tennis court with one of the finest views in the Cotswolds, has greatly enhanced this excellent period property. The hotel is highly regarded—it has four AA stars and a Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence 2013—and as to the food, guests enjoy plentiful breakfasts and mouth-watering evening meals in the John Greville Restaurant.
The restaurant has been awarded an AA Rosette for the quality of its cuisine and service. A sample dinner menu might include such treats as starters of Tian of Brixham Crab with Tomato jelly and balsamic reduction, or poached ballotine of local game, pickled porcini mushrooms and coriander seedlings, or Ford Farm baby Cheddar soufflé with Tuscan vegetable salsa . Mains might well include roast crown of local partridge, braised red cabbage and pan-fried foie gras, or slow-cooked medallions of beef with creamed potato, baby onions, lardons and confit apricot with Cabernet Sauvignon sauce, or seared fillet of sea bass and celeriac mash, truffled baby leeks with Madeira sauce. For puddings, there may well be hot pear soufflé with chocolate sauce and Cinnamon ice cream or glazed pistachio crème brulée Madagascan vanilla ice cream and sable biscuit, vanilla panacotta with poached fruit puree—and of course traditional Christmas pudding and brandy sauce at the right time of year.
Two Night Break: Charingworth Manor is part of our exclusive Free Breaks Portolio, so that you and a partner can enjoy a complimentary two-night stay during which you pay only for breakfast, dinner, and any extras which you order.
Dinner (three-course) and breakfast: £56.45 per person, including VAT. Your CCUK saving is up to £45 per person per night (depending on season). Total saving per two-night break is £180.20.
The offer is open from Sunday to Thursday nights until further notice, subject to availability at time of booking, excluding bank holidays and special event days, and cannot be combined with other offers. It is based on two people sharing a twin or double classic room, and Members can upgrade to higher categories of room or suite for a supplement if they wish, subject to availability. Please inquire when booking.
For different lengths of stay, and to book Christmas and New Year in the Cotswolds, please call Member Services on 020 7399 2960.