Aylworth Manor – Aylworth

Aylworth Manor Naunton

The Accommodation

This beautiful manor house has everything and more. Staying here is like being wrapped in a gorgeous goose down duvet. In a hamlet close to Naunton it’s tucked in a quiet and green valley on a small estate in an area of outstanding natural beauty.

Dating back many centuries this 500 year old elegant manor house exudes history but maintains the gentle feel of a much loved family home. Staying here, guests have a choice of three lovely bedrooms on the first and second floor with restful chalky colours of yellow, pink and opulent red with wonderful far-reaching views across the garden with ducks and horses and valley beyond. All have been designed and equipped with guest’s absolute comfort in mind.

Perfectly private, Aylworth Manor is surrounded by unspoilt countryside, streams, footpaths and bridleways but if you need to wander further from the village it is just a few miles from the historic market towns of Northleach, Bourton-on-the-Water, Stow on the Wold, with regency Cheltenham just 12 miles away .

Owners, Joanna and John Ireland love having guests to stay along with Bessie and Lara, two shiny and adorable black labradors. Tea and homemade cakes welcome your afternoon arrival and wonderful English breakfasts with eggs from their chickens, local produce and home- made jams and jellies are spent in the elegant dining room, or outside on lovely warm summer days. Aylworth Manor has also restored The Granary on the estate for a  delightful self-catering holiday with two bedrooms for up to four people. Aylworth Manor opens its garden to the public on 31st May 2015 as part of the National Gardens Scheme (NGS) and by arrangement for garden lovers.

The Village and Location

The hamlet of Aylworth and its surroundings are ancient, green and wonderfully tranquil, set in the deep Windrush Valley. The winding valley is home to a profusion of colour and flowers during spring and summer. On a still and warm day, it almost feels possible to drink in the surroundings.

Within three miles. the village church of St Andrew’s in Naunton has a handsome tower with pinnacles and gargoyles and the interior has a beautiful carved early 15th-century stone pulpit and font. The little bridge over the River Windrush near the Old Rectory, is a lovely place to stop awhile before walking down the village, passing a charming dovecote built in 1660 overlooking the stream along the way. All around here is a wonderful spot for walking, horse riding, sitting with easel and paints, a good book, or just breathing in the healing air.

Eating Out Nearby

There are a number of great pubs and restaurants within easy reach by car.

Village Perfect For:

  • Wildlife
  • Courses
  • Markets
  • Festivals
  • Horse riding
  • Polo
  • Exploring towns & villages
  • National Trust houses and gardens
  • Walking
  • Cycling
  • Sightseeing