Clapton Manor

Clapton-on-the-Hill, Gloucestershire
Bed & Breakfast
+44 (0)1451 810202
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Lovely old manor house and clever garden with a relaxed, happy vibe and home-baked or homegrown treats on arrival and at breakfasts


2 rooms


Rooms sleep 2

Children welcome

The Experience

This 16th-century house is as all homes should be: loved and lived-in. Find three-foot-thick walls, Persian rugs on flagstoned floors, sit-in fireplaces, stone-mullioned windows and masses of fresh flowers. The garden, enclosed by old stone walls, is full of birdsong and roses and you’re welcome to have tea and cake out here when you arrive, or settle in front of a roaring fire on fresher days.

Unbend in the book-filled sitting room, breakfast by a vast fireplace: home-baked bread, Gloucester Old Spot sausages and bacon from the butcher, smoked salmon and scrambled eggs, mushrooms on toast, just ask! Karin looks after you beautifully. Bedrooms, both upstairs, have bowls of Cadbury’s Roses and a packet of biscuits along with very comfortable beds and garden views.

Cotswold walks and hilly cycles await – The Monarch’s Way passes the back gate – but first explore what is said to be the smallest church in the Cotswolds, St James.

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We think you'll love

  • Karin's breakfasts. She's very generous and basically lets you have whatever you want with enough notice
  • The kindly, relaxed atmosphere. No treading on eggshells here
  • Exploring pretty Cotswold villages, buying expensive things
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You should know

  • No dogs
  • Mobile signal lousy, but WiFi is fast


  • Swimming pool
  • EV charger
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Fire guard
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

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No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Pub/restaurants within 15-minute drive.


Nightly price
from £145
Singles £140-£155.
1 Twin/double
From £145
1 Double
From £145



A lovely 16th c.manor house w/2 en-suite rooms, also offers a newly constructed space where the barn once stood. It’s a 2 story, 1 bdr w/full equip. kitchen and first rate appliances. Lots of extras, ie. outdoor patio w/privacy. The Manor house is separate, however Karin/James welcomed us there during our first-rate bfast of homemade extras (plum preserves/ginger marmalade/Cotswold honey on homemade toast.) Staying 5 nights, the central location was perfect for day trips: gardens, homes, Blenheim Palace, etc.,returning back to enjoy the beautiful, tranquil gardens which surround this home.

Diann and Ken, Cincinnati,Ohio USA

Karin is very funny, warm and engaging. She's also a very good cook, so you'll get home baking and fabulous breakfasts. I suppose people come back again and again because they feel at home here and don't have to feel they're creeping around somebody else's house on eggshells. Karin ought to teach other B&B owners how to be this open-hearted and generous.

Nicola, Sawday's Inspector

We stayed for three nights in this lovely old house, which is warm and full of colour. Karin and James are both welcoming hosts. They are friendly, interested and good humoured and have a wealth of local knowledge. Our room and ensuite were extremely comfortable and spotlessly clean. Karin cooked a delicious supper for us one evening and each day we enjoyed a cooked breakfast and afternoon tea and cake in front of the log fire - a real treat!

Ann, Canterbury

We had a warm welcome, including a gluten free cake for our coeliac friend, a wood fire in the sitting room and a tray of drinks which couls be purchased at £3 a glass for charity. The rooms were beautiful with tea, coffee and biscuits and a lavender spray to use should you need help to sleep. Breakfast was whatever you wanted it to be with gluten free bread and sausages on offer should you need them. We relaxed in front of the wood fire in our private sitting room and shared a glass of wine with Karin.

Jane, York

Best experience we've ever had in a b&b! Lovely room in a gorgeous house, excellent home made bread and preserves for a delicious breakfast; a walled garden all around, fresh eggs every morning and Karin who suggests you every day the best things to do.


In this wonderful historic house Karin and James have created a homely Bed and Breakfast. Quiet rooms and comfy beds to sleep in. Log fire and homemade cake on arrival. Great breakfast with many things homemade. Sausage and bacon locally sourced. Recommended without hesitation.


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The neighbourhood

You're in a tiny, quiet hamlet on a hill with no light pollution and very little traffic. You can walk to Bourton-on-the-Water in half an hour but it's all uphill on the way back. 10 minutes in the car for Stow-on-the-Wold, very touristy with nice tea shops, clothes shops and good food. Guests recommend The Wheatsheaf Inn in Northleach; Burford is good for antiques and Daylesford for food.

Local points of interest from Karin & James Bolton

  • Cheltenham Race Course is only a 30-40 minute drive from here.
  • Great pubs nearby The Wheatsheaf at Northleach. The Wild Rabbit at Kingham, Daylesford Farm Shop, The King's Head at Bledingtpn
  • Stratford upon Avon and the RSC is an easy 40-45 minute drive from here.
  • Gardens and Houses: Sezincote, Kiftsgate, Hidcote, Hiighgrove, Chastleton,Sudeley Castle, Blenheim
  • Villages: Bourton-on-the-Water, Stow-on-the-Wold, Burford, Chipping Campden, The Slaughters, Temple Guiting, Guiting Power, Stanton and Stanway
  • Fantastic walking in AONB straight from our house..two moments from The Monarch's Way. He might even have stayed here!


Karin & James Bolton

Karin and her husband James together run a garden design business and Border Lines, the oldest garden tour company in England. They've brought up four children and many dogs here. Karin has done B&B for 28 years and, remarkably, she still loves it, genuinely enjoys meeting new people and is brilliant at making them feel at ease. As she puts it herself she 'does merriment very well'.