Elegant 17-18th century Cotswold manor house set in beautiful, peaceful gardens.
Events. With spacious reception rooms and fine cuisine we are well suited for small conferences, meetings and entertaining. Picturesque setting for celebrations. Marquee available for larger events. The Manor and the gardens offer an ideal retreat for those wishing to relax or convalesce. For organized retreat weekends or days, when talks and guidance will be available, please ring 01285 810131. A number of courses take place at the Manor from time to time: Painting and Drawing, Photography, Music Workshop, Retreats. For those wishing to convalesce the Manor provides a welcome haven in the Cotswolds.
Gardens. The gardens are open from February (with a splendid display of snowdrops along the former canal side walk, teas by a roaring fire) until October. We occasionally open for the National Gardens' Scheme but groups are welcome at any time by appointment. For groups, we offer lunch or tea, and if required a talk on the history of the village which was very important in medieval times and the history of the Manor. The groups can visit the beautiful church of St Mary's in Kempsford, and we are happy to escort the groups to the Church. Nearby, 3 miles from Kempsford is Fairford Church, famous for its complete set of 15th Century stained glass, again a guide to Fairford Church can be arranged. . Music can also be arranged for visiting groups.
The Manor has its own cricket field. During the cricket season you can watch a game from your bedroom or from the garden! Sports facilities in the vicinity are: horse-riding, tennis, golf, swimming, water sports (at the Cotswold Water Parks) and joining organised walks. For those who are interested in bird watching, we are in touch with two competent wild life experts who can accompany you for one or more days of your visit
To become a Friend of Kempsford Manor. No cost is involved. You will benefit from offers throughout the year, such as 4 night stay for the price of 3, and invitations to lunch and dinner parties.
Spring ideas. Quiet days in a beautiful garden on weekdays by appointment. Bring your picnic or soup and sandwiches available.