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Avalon Manor | Luxury Self-Catering Manor | Scudamore, Wiltshire

Avalon Manor

Upton Scudamore, Wiltshire, UK

Feast upon endless details of Wiltshire’s living history at Avalon Manor near the Georgian city of Bath, where decorous iron gates open up to a large self-catering country home set in an acre of breathtaking landscaped gardens. With lavish interiors enclosed within its Grade-II listed 14th century walls, this medieval manor is fit for a King, Queen and all the family.

Introduction

Fall under Avalon Manor’s irresistible spell and let the authentic medieval interiors capture your imagination and draw you into romantic dreams of Knights and Ladies. During the day, explore the Salisbury Plain's chalky plateaus, before returning to refuel on hearty family feasts, banquet-style. In the evening, round off another blissful day’s antics sprawled out beside the fire, bathed in the amber glow.

Inside

Like something plucked from a fairy-tale, the interiors of this unique medieval manor house are brimming with intrigue. Families are guaranteed to sleep soundly between the sumptuous sleeping quarters, where two twin and four double bedrooms provide peaceful retreats, all with fresh, crisp cottons and period detailing. For cosy evenings, curl up in the library with a heavy book or soak in the roll-top bath while little ones gather and giggle the night away in the playroom.

Outside

From soothing haven to adventure playground, the glorious grounds of Avalon Manor are a veritable oasis for all. Young adventurers and seasoned explorers have an acre to explore, tree house to climb and quests to unravel, including an expedition to find the best hide and seek spot. Later, venture onto the Salisbury Plains, walk through Wiltshire’s Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty or cycle blissfully along the River Avon.

  

The Facts

  • SleepsUp to 12 guests (+ 2 children)
    From £2,950 per week, £2,150 per short break
    Day hire options are available
  • Alternative group optionUp to 6 guests
  • Bedrooms and bathroomsOn the first floor are three double bedrooms, two of which have king-size beds, one with an en suite bathroom and one with an en suite shower room with rainfall shower, and a twin bedroom. There is also a family bathroom on this floor with a roll-top bath with handheld shower attachment. On the second floor is one further double bedroom and one twin bedroom, which each share the second floor family bathroom with bath and handheld shower attachment.
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  • FeaturesGames room, mini gym and tree house for children
  • PetsTwo small well-behaved dogs are welcome (restrictions apply)
    Each pet is charged at £60 per week or part thereof
  • Arrivals and departuresArrival Day: Friday or MondayArrival Time: 4pmDeparture Time: 10am
  • FamilyChildren are very welcome. Two cots and one highchair are available
  • PracticalitiesThere is parking for up to four cars. A well-equipped kitchen and utility room is on the ground floor. Please note the property is situated along a small village road, a short distance from the main road. The owners kindly request that dogs are kept to the stone floor areas and not permitted on carpets or furniture.
  • Homestay includesMulti-gym with free weights, roulette wheel with cloth, football goal, darts, table tennis, HiFi system, Freesat cable TV and recorder, DVD player, WiFi internet (with fast fibre-optic broadband), charcoal barbecue, linen, towels, logs and kindling to get you startedHouse book - your property and destination guideDiscover more little luxuries
  • RestrictionsParties considered on prior permission from the owner, no fireworks are to be set off from within the grounds
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Upton Scudamore

Sitting peacefully in rural Wiltshire near the World Heritage city of Bath, Upton Scudamore is a scenic village idyllically placed between Wiltshire’s Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and Salisbury Plains’ chalky plateaus.

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Getting there

  • On the Map The manor is 30 minutes from Bath, 25-30 minutes from Bristol and five minutes from Warminster.
  • By Car Avalon Manor is a two hour drive from London.
  • By Train The nearest train station is Westbury (London Line).
  • By Air Bristol Airport is a 30 minute drive away.

From the owner

“Avalon Manor is quite simply exquisite; from the sumptuous furnishings and stunning gardens, to the quirky interior touches and flourishes of flamboyant style.”

From the owner

The Grade-II listed Avalon Manor was originally built in 1350 and is one of a small number of medieval properties in the area. After some searching we acquired Avalon Manor in 2007; once we walked into the 14th century hall we knew it was the home for us.

In the Middle Ages, the house was let by the Hungerfords to the Parks family. The Seaman family then inhabited the house for several hundred years, adding the gabled side wings, the stone entrance arch and porch at the west end of the hall. Future inhabitants included the daughter of the Bishop of Bath and Wells and the war office during the second half of this last century, before being restored in the 1980s by two local antique dealers.

We've tried to furnish the house to emphasise its historic integrity and to give people a sense of its past, whilst staying true to its character and charm. We often enjoy looking around the hall and imagining what stories must have unfolded in the house during its 700-year history. We hope you love it just as much as we do.

The Charles Family

Owner recommendations

Live like a local, discovering the best hidden gem restaurants, walks and attractions during your holiday in Upton Scudamore with an insider’s perspective.

Bath Spa
To Do

Bath Spa

In the World Heritage city of Bath, you can enjoy Britain´s only natural thermal waters as the Celts and Romans did over 2000 years ago. Bathe in the mineral-rich waters and choose from spa treatments to soothe body and mind.

Botany and Butterflies
To See

Botany and Butterflies

Discover a unique way to view Salisbury’s diverse wildlife and take a Wiltshire bird tour. Dominated by its chalk hills and the vast Salisbury Plain, Wiltshire provides a unique habitat for all things birds, botany and butterfly.

On Your Bike 
To Do

On Your Bike 

Head off-piste and cycle through Salisbury’s grasslands and chalky terrain. Spend a day cycling with the whole family; follow the Avon River via Stonehenge or through Wylye Valley into Warminster market town for an unforgettable day.

The Olive Tree, Bath
To Eat

The Olive Tree, Bath

One of Bath’s longest-established independent restaurants, the 3 AA Rosette Olive Tree is under the protective wing of award-winning Head Chef, Chris Cleghorn, and serves a combination of classical flavours with modern techniques.

Guest Testimonials

We have had the most wonderful time at Avalon manor, it is a beautiful property with everything you could possibly need. My family and I had a fantastic time and enjoyed everything that Avalon Manor had to offer, from the stunning gardens to the comfortable and elegant interiors. We really could not have asked for more. Thank you.

We are just back having spent a wonderful long weekend in your beautiful home celebrating my Birthday. Our whole party thought the house and grounds were a delight. Time was spent sitting around the dining table catching up and quiet times in the many other areas of the house and outside thanks to the weather. Exploring included a few walks, lunch at The Angle, shopping in Frome and a visit to Westcombe dairy.

We needed something very special, large enough for 12, with open fires but still a real air of modern luxury - and that´s exactly what we got with Avalon Manor. We loved the property, it was absolutely perfect for our girls weekend.

It was possibly one of the best weekends I have ever shared with my family and friends. It was so hard to tear ourselves away. Everyone had such an amazing time and we plan to do the same again next year. Thank you so much to all of you.

We will very fondly remember our stay at Avalon Manor. Cooking a full English breakfast on the Aga in the morning. Strolling around the gardens. Building a fire in the Grand Hall in the evenings.

Celebrating a special friendship could not have been done in a more fantastic way than going to this special place in England. Visiting Bath, Wells and all the nearby stately homes, and then returning to "our own" stately home.

We were warmly welcomed into the house and shown around. Inside with all its splendour, the manor has a very lovely homely feel to it. We could not have wished for anything better.

Arriving at Avalon Manor, even after having seen all the beautiful pictures, was still a wonderful surprise. The manor is located beautifully in a picturesque little village.

The property was absolutely stunning. I have visited many self-catered places in my personal and professional capacities and this was certainly one of the best Ive been to.

We were all blown away by how fabulous the manor was. The housekeeper  who met us on arrival was lovely, she had made us all wedding favours for our rooms. Please pass on our compliments to the owners on such a fabulous house and stunning gardens that we made full use of.

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