Old Queens Manor is a handsome manse set in peaceful countryside with glorious views to the Cotswolds and over the River Severn to Wales. The only noises to be heard are happy birdsongs, and there are woodpeckers in the ancient hornbeams and thrushes on the lawn.
The characterful home can comfortably accommodate up to ten guests across five beautifully kept bedrooms. On the ground floor is the elegant entertaining space which comprises of an inviting living room with cosy open fireplace, a spacious dining room and a fully-equipped kitchen which comes complete with all the tools a budding chef could possibly need! Upstairs on the first floor are the bedrooms, a master room which boasts its very own en-suite bathroom, as well as a further two doubles and two twin rooms, each of these boast fireplaces and countryside views. One of the doubles and one of the twins share the use of a newly-installed shower room, while the remaining rooms share a large family bathroom.
Old Queens Manor's real magic can be found outside, the beautifully-manicured gardens are completely private, and guests will instantly feel as though they are in total tranquillity. Spend a warm evening dining al fresco in the garden or simply enjoy a quiet sundowner while admiring the wonderful surroundings. The children are bound to enjoy splashing around in the private swimming pool, while the adults may prefer to relax pool side with a good book or enjoy some healthy competition on the private tennis court!
There is plenty for guests to see, do and explore in the local area, the attractions of the city of Bath are only an hour drive away. Bath is famous for its Roman baths which attract large numbers of tourists from far and wide. The vibrant city of Bristol is also only half an hour away by car, an exciting city with a huge selection of restaurants, shops and an energetic night life.
Old Queens Manor is situated within a few minutes stroll from the village of Oldbury on Severn, a quaint little place enticing visitors back again and again. In the village there are many places to eat and drink in the summer sun. Oldbury is famous for The Anchor Pub where visitors mix with locals to enjoy the renowned British home cooking.
For guests that prefer a stroll before a meal, the White Hart pub in Littleton on Severn is a relaxing two mile walk away through glorious orchards and fields.
The 500 year old Thornbury Castle, where Henry viii stayed with Anne Boleyn, provides not only a look into Britain’s history and the glorious architecture of the building but also an exquisite dining experience in an ancient Elizabethan setting. It is only a 30 minute walk through the fields from The Old Queens Manor or 10 minutes by car.
The views from The Old Queens Manor are simply breathtaking. It is situated two minutes away from a church built on the site of ancient Celtic worship, and visitors to the area have often been seen sipping a glass of wine on the bench at its front, admiring the spectacular views stretching from the sailing club across the River Severn to the Blue Welsh Hills beyond.
For families with young children and teenagers it is an easy drive to Go-Ape, a forest network of ropes and swings, perfect for energetic youngsters or adults. Kayaking, climbing, canoeing and caving are also all available close by. For sport lovers, Thornbury has a scenic 18 hole golf course and a par 3 course with undulating views over the Severn Estuary.
Staying in Old Queens Manor, there are many local leisure opportunities. Local walks are famous. There is even an enchanting little bridle path running next to the garden and used only by walkers and horse riders. The owners of this glorious home supply maps and books so guests can navigate through the countryside. The Cotswolds are only a short drive away, and The Old Queens Manor is also situated only 15 minutes away by car from the Welsh border.
- Living room with a marble surround open fireplace, armchairs and an antique rug
- Media room with TV
- Dining room with restored fireplace, open fire and dining facilities for 10
- Fully-equipped kitchen
- Storage room with tennis rackets, balls and swimming towels
- Garage with table tennis and table football
- Master bedroom with en-suite shower room
- Bedroom with double bed
- Bedroom with double bed
- Bedroom with twin beds
- Bathroom with shower
- Bedroom with twin beds
- Family bathroom with bath and shower
- Two acres of gardens
- Dining facilities
- Croquet lawn
- Astro-turf tennis court
- Swimming pool (outside so closed in Winter months)
- Sun loungers
- Washing machine & dryer
- Iron & ironing board
- Selection of books, games and DVDs
- Plenty of parking
Superb property for the whole family of ten. We enjoyed swimming, tennis and croquet ! Also, well positioned for local points of interest. The Anchor and the community shop were both very welcoming too.
We loved our time at the Old Queens Manor especially the gardens and the tennis court. It was a perfect getaway for our family. Thanks to Jane for her hospitality.
We were lucky to book The Old Queens Manor at the last minute for quite the most gorgeous half term week. The house is spectacular, the photos simply do not do it justice. When we arrived, the children raced through the house from room to room, squealing with excitement. There was plenty of space for all of us. The feel of the property is so warm and welcoming which was a little surprising as older large properties can feel austere, but the Old Queens Manor oozed charm, comfort and, importantly in a trip for the ‘discerning’ holidaymaker, real quality. The setting was blissful and incredibly relaxing. After a difficult year in London, spent mostly cooped up at home, it was just the tonic our family needed. Surrounded by lush green and rolling hills, the views from every elegant sash window of the expansive gardens felt like looking into a painting. The children had a blast in the swimming pool, (which Jane, the owner, had kindly gone to the trouble of having cleaned and heated just for our arrival) and, although a little fresh in the late October air, the water was heated to a tropical 28 degrees. We also made use of the tennis court, which is in perfect condition and loved the enormous gardens. The children took great joy in picking up the most whopping red apples from the orchard every day and we made crumbles, compote and apple pie on the Aga (which was a revelation for me to cook on and has gone on my ‘must have’ list for my new kitchen!). My daughter would linger at the windows in the hope of spotting a pheasant, which she happily did on many occasions. I would love to tell you about the local attractions etc but, other than strolling to the pub in the village for dinner one evening, we didn’t leave the house at all, we were so happy to be there. We were so sad to leave the The Old Queens Manor at the end of our stay, the children made us promise we will return next year. The holiday was spectacular in the grey autumn drizzle, I can only imagine how divine it must be in the sunshine! Huge thanks to Jane, who was such a generous host. I started to read one of her books during the week and I am hooked! She kindly gifted me the book when I left, which was so sweet of her. Nothing was too much trouble, she even called the local leisure centre to secure us the last pair of arm bands when we realised we had forgotten to pack our three year olds swimming aids. This level of attention helped our holiday to run flawlessly. We can’t wait to visit this gem of a property again and would highly recommend it to others.
Become a Big Cottages member for free and enjoy exclusive pricing and discounts on thousands of large properties.
Login to see
Sign up to see
Login to see
Already a member login here
Not a member?
Thank you for joining, member discounts are now available.
Sign up to be alerted of any last-minute cancellations and discounts.
So we can send you deals and availability relevant to you.
Your browser is out of date and we can't guarantee a consistent experience when using our site. Please consider updating or switching. More info on browser support