Horton Court

Nr Chipping Sodbury, Gloucestershire
Horton Court
A glimpse of the Norman hall from the Tudor windows
Horton Court A glimpse of the Norman hall from the Tudor windows

At-a-glance details

  • Sleeps 10
  • Bedrooms 5
  • Preferred changeover day Friday
  • Minimum stay 3 nights
  • Number of dogs welcome 0
  • Acorn rating 5 What's this?
  • Reference 003057

About Horton Court

Gather your family or friends and stay in this unique Grade I listed manor house on the edge of the rolling Cotswolds countryside.

Used as a filming location for both Wolf Hall and Poldark, and with a history stretching back to 1185, Horton Court is a truly spectacular setting for a special getaway. The beautiful Roman city of Bath is on your doorstep as well as the rest of the glorious Cotswolds.

With its incredible sense of history, this recently-restored ancient manor house is perfect for groups celebrating an occasion or exploring the area. Sitting in the small village of Horton, next to the church, the house is surrounded by an open garden and has a lake. Inside, the recent renovation project is evident everywhere you look, like the glorious panelling and Pastiche ceiling in the formal sitting room. Pause to enjoy the full length floor to ceiling windows overlooking the gardens or move through to the garden room. The large homely kitchen with its bespoke units also has a dining table big enough for everyone, perfect for lazy breakfasts together. Upstairs there are five bedrooms, sleeping up to ten people and with four bathrooms, you’ll be able to imagine life as lord of the manor.

If you can bear to tear yourself away from the grandeur of the house, you’ll find yourselves less than 15 miles from the bustling city of Bath, and it’s neighbour, the vibrant and cosmopolitan Bristol, perfect for a stroll round the harbourside on a sunny day, or nipping up to elegant Clifton for a lunch overlooking Brunel’s famous suspension bridge. You’re also on the western edge of the Cotswolds, so there’s a myriad of charming honey-coloured towns and villages to explore; from Tetbury to Stow-on-the-Wold, Broadway, Bourton on the Water and Burford.

When you stay at Horton Court, you’ll experience first-hand the results of the £2m restoration work that has breathed new life into the building, bringing back centuries-old ceilings and wood panelling and you’ll also be a part of its future – funds from your holiday go back into looking after places like this for everyone. And if you’re keen to see other grand houses, then head to nearby National Trust properties Dyrham Park and Newark Park before returning to your own manor in the evening.

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Features and facilities

  • Cot & high chair available
  • Microwave available
  • Fridge available
  • Freezer available
  • Dishwasher available
  • Washing machine available
  • Tumble dryer available
  • Telephone not available
  • Television available
  • DVD available
  • WiFi* available
  • Open fire / wood burner available
  • Garden available
  • BBQ not available


  • Ground floor

    Entrance hall, formal dining area and sitting room, garden room, large kitchen, a utility room and cloakroom.

  • First floor

    Three double bedrooms, two of which have en-suite shower rooms, one twin bedroom, a master bedroom with dressing room and en-suite bathroom and a separate bathroom with shower.

Notes for guests

Access: If you would like a copy of the access statement for this cottage, please call the team on 0344 800 2070.

Heating: Oil central heating throughout the cottage. There is a log burner in the sitting room, which will be laid for you on arrival.

Parking: There is parking available for up to four cars at the front of the house.

Garden: There is a large, open garden with outdoor seating and a lake.

Please note: The house is next to a church that is still in service.

Offers: Guests will benefit from a late Sunday checkout of 4pm at this cottage.

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About the Acorn rating

To help find the best cottage for you, we have created our own quality rating system for our holiday cottages called the Acorn rating. Ranging from 1-5 Acorns, the rating gives you an indication of a property’s facilities, fixtures and fittings, with five being the highest quality level. The Acorn rating is not connected to any other industry rating system that may be used for holiday cottages and is only to be used as a guide that covers location, style of interior and the facilities you may be looking for. We do not set our cottage pricing based on the Acorn rating we have given a cottage as all our cottages are of an individual nature. Therefore, we recommend that all factors are considered when making your choice. In addition, some of our cottages are curated to be sympathetic to their time period. This means that they might not have all of the aspects of modern living, but impress in so many other ways.

1 Acorn: simple living accommodation with basic furniture and fixtures fit for purpose and clean. Running water and a toilet are provided. There could be some limitations to heating and washing facilities – details of these will be stated clearly on the cottage's webpage. Bedding, linen and towels are supplied with a few exceptions, which are again clearly stated). Facilities for basic catering and living are provided. In general, a 1 Acorn cottage does not have WiFi.

2 Acorn: a mid-quality range of furniture and fittings. Bathroom facilities are basic or there may be a high number of guests to bathroom ratio depending on the size of the cottage. Very few 2 Acorn cottages have WiFi and the kitchen white goods and washing facilities are basic. Bedding, linen and towels are supplied in all 2-5 Acorn cottages.

3 Acorn: a good, standard offer. Generally it is correctly proportioned for the number of guests but could have a few compromises, for example a small kitchen, or a lower bathroom to guest ratio. The variety of white goods available will be better than a 2 Acorn cottage.

4 Acorn: these cottages have more premium furniture, fittings and lighting. Additionally the ratio of bathrooms to guests is likely to be higher, and the bathrooms would be more likely to have separate and spacious showers instead of showers over baths.

5 Acorn: a luxury accommodation offer with very few limiting factors. This is the highest offer available. It is well-equipped and has spacious facilities throughout the cottage or is set within an extraordinary location or building. The furniture is of a high standard, and has real comfort for modern living.

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