“You half expect to see Miss Marple taking tea in mellow old Buckland Manor, sitting sedately in its combe next to a little church. Inside, you’ll find gracious, comfortable sitting rooms, a dining room where gentlemen are required to wear jacket and tie, a superb wine cellar, and 13 gorgeous bedrooms with latches but no room keys. The man responsible for the hotel’s down-to-earth friendliness and continuity is manager Nigel Power, who has been at the helm for 21 years.”
Written by Fiona Duncan
“Buckland Manor, the Best Leisure Hotel in the British Isles, near Broadway, dates back to the thirteenth century and is set in glorious grounds featuring immaculate gardens with running stream, small waterfalls, croquet lawns and tennis courts.
The ancient valley in which Buckland Manor now stands was first mentioned in around 600 AD, when the land was owned by the Abbey of Gloucester. It was later recorded in the Domesday Book.”