The Artist's Studio is approached through the picturesque gardens of The Manor House. As there are steps up to the Studio, it is unfortunately not suitable for those with limited mobility.The Gardens
The gardens are open once a year under the National Gardens scheme and are available for guests to enjoy.
The Artist's Studio at The Manor House, Cotswolds

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2 guests


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The Artist's Studio is a self contained wing of The Manor House, Sibford Gower a picturesque village on the edge of the Cotswolds. It has it's own private entrance and is surrounded by beautiful countryside, walking trails and quaint pubs. This double height space is light and bright, whilst full of history and charm. The perfect getaway for those who want to escape, or an ideal base from which to explore the Cotswolds, Warwick, Stratford on Avon, Oxford, Bicester Village or Blenheim Palace.

The space

We are in the heart of the village with a choice of walks from the front door, the award winning Wykham Arms pub directly opposite, a village shop for any extras you may need, and a choice of National Trust properties to explore.

Guest access

The Studio is spacious yet cosy and completely self contained, with french doors which open out onto the pool area. Here there are sun loungers and a table and chairs for guests, but guests are also most welcome to enjoy all other areas of our garden.

Interaction with guests

I always try to meet guests on arrival, so I can welcome you and show you around and am on hand to deal with any questions during your stay. There are also details of our favourite walks, places to visit and restaurants left in the Studio.

Other things to note

There are plenty of board games and books for you to enjoy during your stay and I always leave the basics; milk, tea, coffee, salt, pepper, cooking oil etc in the kitchen.

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: Studio
Beds: 1
Check In: 4PM - 10PM
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Room type: Entire home/flat


Extra people No Charge
Cleaning Fee £25
Weekly Discount: 10%
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in time is 4PM - 10PM


Safety features
Smoke detector
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

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51 Reviews

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Isobel User Profile
September 2017
This is a perfect spot for a relaxing weekend, you have absolutely everything you need. The whole studio is incredibly comfortable, I can say with authority the sofa is the perfect spot for a nap and the bed is luxurious. There's an amazing shower and the kitchen is fully fitted out for cooking up a storm. You get to enjoy the beautiful garden around the main house which is lovely. We weren't visiting in the summer so just admired the pool from afar rather than going for a chilly dip but I'm sure it would be lovely in the summer. There's lots of pretty little villages in the area and you aren't far from oxford, but I honestly barely left the studio - we went for a full on relaxation weekend! Perfect and totally comfortable. Alison's husband welcomed us to the property and was really friendly and made us feel comfortable - and the home baked cookies that were waiting in the kitchen were a perfect touch. Totally yummy!

Mishtu User Profile
September 2017
The photos don't do justice to how amazing this thatched cottage nestled in the beautiful countryside is. The studio is so beautifully done with lots of attention to detail. A modern kitchen and bathroom that is beautifully coupled with all the antiques, high ceiling, wooden beams and the gorgeous stained glass that occupies one of the walls. The hosts are lovely people. I will definitely come back and stay here with my friends and family again.

Roxanne User Profile
September 2017
Our stay at The Artists Studio was exceptional from start to finish. Alison was brilliant at prompt communication and spent time explaining the layout to me so that I could better understand how it would be for our child once there. Her husband Mike welcomed us very warmly after we arrived later than hoped from London and the studio itself was very impressive to walk into and felt much larger and airier than the images! Decoration was top notch quality and everything we needed was there including some homemade cookies. Some milk was in the fridge and some bare essentials like salt and pepper in the cupboards - we brought everything ourselves from home so didn't need anything. Kitchen very well equipped, we made a roast lamb and an apple crumble and had everything we needed! Manor grounds were stunning, beautiful gardens to walk through and a lovely pool that was too cold for us to enjoy unfortunately! Our daughter loved watching the rabbits and the two cats in the gardens. We especially loved the excellent country style pub right opposite the manor which had brilliant food, friendly service and nice wines! Our daughter loved Cotswolds Farm Park which was about 40mins away. Overall it was a perfect mini break; warm and friendly hosts; a great place to stay; excellent views and countryside; enough things to do for a few days; great pubs. We plan on returning and recommending!

Jonathan User Profile
August 2017
The manor house is a treasure. Leave your car behind and set out on foot right outside your door! You can walk through the villages on the local walking paths which meander across the countryside. In late August apples, BlackBerries, and plums are all ripe. They grow everywhere! We used the kitchen every morning to cook breakfast which was a huge bonus. The pub across the street is absolutely brilliant. Amazing food and very friendly staff. Allison was a very responsive host; she couldn't have been nicer.

Jay User Profile
August 2017
Alison's Artist's Cottage is a real find! Set in a picturesque village it's the perfect setting for a quiet break in the countryside. The house has historic significance and is maintained beautifully. Lots of natural light and period features, not to mention the fabulous pool! Exceeded my expectations.

Shohaib User Profile
August 2017
Great host and stunning studio. The history and character really adds to the stay. Look forward to revisiting in the future.

Kristen User Profile
August 2017
One in a million, a true gem. Beautiful studio, lovely location, quiet, peaceful, and elegant. Alison is an extremely kind and attentive host. The local pub in Sibford Gower was wonderful- the owners are both talented chefs and the local people were friendly and welcoming. We have traveled around the world but have never found a better experience than this!

Joined in August 2016
Alison User ProfileAlison is a superhost.
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours

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