Cowley, Cheltenham, GL53 9NL
Cowley Manor can be found in the idyllic village of Cowley, just 15 minutes from Cirencester and a short drive from Cheltenham. Its peaceful setting is the jewel in this hotel’s crown. Located at the heart of the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Cowley Manor is perfect for couples seeking a tranquil weekend away and ideal for families wishing to explore the countryside with the kids. As well as the impeccable leisure facilities – the spa boasts an indoor and outdoor pool, as well as a sauna and a steam room – guests at Cowley Manor are welcome to explore the 55 acres of Grade II listed gardens, dine in the stylish restaurant or take a trip to the bar for a few drinks. For overnight visitors, there’s a range of 30 luxurious rooms available at Cowley Manor; bright colours combine with warm wood tones to create spaces that are modern and welcoming. Whatever time of year you visit, Cowley Manor has a range of dining options available. Outside, the terrace area offers stunning views of the lakes and gardens as you dine al fresco. Why not wake up with a morning coffee in the fresh air, or order a sophisticated afternoon tea and enjoy in the warmth of the summer sun? The indoor restaurant also provides a stylish and relaxed spot in which to enjoy exquisite cuisine. Each dish is crafted with the finest locally sourced produce and made fresh to order, and there’s a range of menus to choose from throughout the day. There’s even a picnic menu which includes an array of delights – why not enjoy your picnic in the secret garden, or perhaps at the foot of the Victorian cascades? If you’re choosing from the dinner menu, begin with an appetising starter: the beetroot-cured salmon is perfectly complemented by zingy pink grapefruit and the warm butternut squash panna cotta is beautifully creamy, served with confit tomato and toasted pumpkin seed pesto. On the list of mains, the succulent duck breast with lentil ragout is particularly popular, as is the aged fillet of beef with crispy cavolo nero. Vegetarians aren’t forgotten either: the sumptuous artichoke ravioli comes with rosemary and winter greens, dusted in Parmesan.