Oxfordshire, United Kingdom

Thorpe Manor

Low season per night from$6,098High season per night from$8,712


Gorgeous Georgian


Mandeville manor





For those of us that didn’t inherit an English country manor – but would rather like one – Thorpe Manor in Oxfordshire is now available to borrow. The palatial pile has had some serious remastering work done to bring her centuries-old façade up to date, and these days she’s looking as fabulous as ever thanks to a few licks of Farrow & Ball, a little expert restoration and a sprinkling of inspired interior design – even the sofas are in a so-now shade of living coral. There are a whopping 14 rooms, so grab your most fun friends, pack some wellies and get ready to taste the Great British high life. 

Smith Extra

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A case of Barons de Rothschild champagne

First Glance

  • Immaculately restored, family-owned, Grade II-listed manor house.
  • Grand entrance hall with 17th-century flagstone floors.
  • Traditional kitchen with parquet floors, hanging lamps and dining table.
  • Stately drawing room with colourful sofas.
  • Honesty bar with mahogany walls, jewel-coloured leather and velvet seats and lots of cosy corners.
  • With advance notice, breakfast is available for £15 a person – options include warm pastries and fresh loaves from Gail's bakery, Daylesford cheeses, homemade granola and perfectly prepared eggs.

Villa highlights

  • Wood-panelled cinema
  • Palatially proportioned
  • Party-ready pad

Sleeping arrangements

  • Each of the bedrooms is named after a racehorse trained by Henry’s stepfather.
  • They all seamlessly mix modern and antique furniture, and each has an ensuite bathroom.
  • For children, there are six pull-out beds and one cot available.
  • The 100sq m Knucklecracker room has a super-king-size bed and mosaic bath with an ornate animal-face-shaped tap, as well as a dressing room and views of the garden.
  • The 60sq m Kellsborough Wood room has a super-king-size bed, or twins on request, and an ensuite bathroom with a tub and shower.
  • The 35sq m Merryman and Sea Change rooms have super-king-size beds (twins on request) and a shared bathroom with a tub and shower.
  • The 32sq m Mr Gay room has a super-king-size bed and an ensuite bathroom with a shower.
  • The 45sq m Conroy room has a super-king-size bed (twins on request) and an ensuite bathroom with a tub and shower.
  • The 30sq m Prince Bon Bon room has a super-king-size or twin beds, and a tub and shower in the ensuite bathroom.
  • The cosy 25sq m Meume room has an ensuite with a shower and a four-poster super-king-size bed.
  • The 35sq m Perfect Night room has a super-king-size bed (twins on request) and an ensuite bathroom with a tub and shower.
  • The 45sq m Morning Coat room has a huge ensuite bathroom with a shower, and a super-king-size or twin beds.
  • The 28sq m Athenian room is also on this level, with a super-king-size (or twin) beds and an ensuite bathroom with a tub and shower.
  • The snug 28sq m Finn room has an ensuite with a shower, and a super-king-size bed (twins on request).

Key kit

  • Bose sound-system.
  • Roberts radios.
  • Bamford bath products.
  • Nespresso coffee machines.
  • Nightly turndown.
  • Butler.
  • Croquet lawn.
  • Gym.


  • The tiered garden includes a croquet lawn and adjoining livery yard.
  • The property has a hot tub and summer house.
  • There’s parking for lots of cars.


  • The house is in the Oxfordshire village of Thorpe Mandeville, which is easily accessible from the M40.
  • It’s just over 10 minutes by car to Banbury; to Oxford, the drive will take an hour.
  • For budding thesps, Shakespeare Land (AKA Stratford-upon-Avon) is a 40-minute drive away.

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