Cornwell Manor, Oxfordshire, UK

Cornwell Manor, Oxfordshire, UK


Think of a magnificent English Manor House in the grand old style, and you’re imagining somewhere exactly like Cornwell Manor. Perfect for large family gatherings, house parties and parties, celebratory dinners, dancing, charity auctions or musical evenings the house exudes style and sophistication. Perhaps that is why it has been used so often as for period dramas and fashion shoots. And it is a favourite for weddings where up to 300 guests can be accommodated in a marquee on the lawn, a splendid setting overlooking the lakes. Or maybe it’s just a special family weekend together to celebrate a birthday or anniversary. Whatever brings you to the Manor, you’re sure to be enchanted.

And events for up to 300 guests, with additional accommodation available locally

Walk into the main entrance hall, in the classic English Country style, take in the stone floor and 18th Century fireplace which, when the fire is burning, is the perfect welcome home after a day out walking or riding, And it is ideal for afternoon tea, a dinner or drinks party or somewhere to meet and greet your guests. Wander into the drawing room, which has an Adam-style chimneypiece and Rococo plasterwork. Your eyes will be drawn above the fireplace to the family portrait of Rachel, Countess of Dudley and her son Roderick Ward. And you will be enchanted by the glamour, style and the sheer beauty of it all – topped off by those wonderful views over the garden. On into the dining room, with it’s original Jacobean panelling and table seating sixteen: perfect for intimate dinner parties and family Sunday lunches. The recently refurbished ballroom is a gem: licensed for weddings, it can seat up to 100 for a ceremony, or 80 for a dinner. Beautifully classical with a traditional minstrels’ gallery and tapestries adorning the walls, it has a wonderful carved oak fireplace above which hangs an impressive mirror.

Accommodation and Additional Details

    • House sleeps 16 comfortably and can accommodate up to 24 if required
    • Dining Room: Family silver and formal leather chairs seats 16
    • Ballroom: seats 100 for a civil ceremony, 80 for a lunch / dinner, 150 for a party
    • Shoot Room: Elsewhere on the Estate available for larger groups (up to 30)
    • Log fires: In most rooms
    • Facilities: Outdoor heated pool (end May-Sept)/ sauna and full sized tennis court
    • Children welcome
    • Pets: No
    • A romantic venue for weddings – licensed – and formal parties
    • Marquee hire & ballroom for up 140 or 60 for dinner
    • Live-in housekeeper & live-in cook inclusive
    • Heated swimming pool
    • Pool house features sauna, bar, changing room and shower
    • 2,000 acre estate with its own village and church
    • Main hall
    • Drawing room
    • Formal dining room
    • Sitting room
    • Library
    • Tennis court
    • Trout fishing lakes
    • Home grown vegetables and fruit from the estate
    • Traditional children’s playground
    • Croquet lawn
    • Horse riding on the estate available
    • Clay shooting available on the estate
    • Game shoot hire (limited availability)

The house has 6 prime first floor bedrooms, (4 ensuite), 3 second floor bedrooms, (1 ensuite), & 3 wing bedrooms, (1 ensuite). The house sleeps a maximum of 24. The dining rooms seats up to 16. The Ballroom is included in these rates and seats up to 80 for a dinner. These rates include a morning housekeeping service and a live-in cook for up to 8 hours per day, 5 days per week. All additional hours are charged at £15 per hour. All rooms, bar one single, have double beds and the house sleeps a maximum of 24 including the Nursery Wing. Please note the dining rooms seats 16 however the Ballroom can be laid out to dine all those staying overnight.

Cornwell Manor, with it’s perfectly proportioned elegant façade, is set in a valley with an ornate Italian garden and lakes beyond. and according to House & Garden, ‘The house stands in one of the beautiful areas of the Oxfordshire Gloucestershire border’. Cornwell Manor, and the surrounding privately owned Hamlet and 2,000 acre estate is located near Chipping Norton in Oxfordshire; within easy reach of Heathrow, London and Oxford. Although close to an increasing number of visitor attractions and events, such as the Daylesford Organic farm, shop and spa, the Cornbury music festival, Wilderness, Soho House at Great Tew, Cornwell is a very tranquil location.

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