Why does The Manor House find Baker’s Cottage so attractive?

By: April 21, 2021

With the acquisition of Baker’s Cottage (in Castle Combe village), The Manor House is taking advantage of one of the current hotel trends. Namely, the hyper-local design & hometels.

When I saw the first pictures of Baker’s Cottage, I had a déjá vu feeling. It reminded me the Life House hotels (see contextual hotels). I will tell you why later in this article.

As a result of the long-lasting lockdown, golf tourists will also be more interested in local golf experiences and try to avoid crowded golf destinations and hotels.

Baker's Cottage living room example

Baker’s Cottage with self-catering option

The motivation of the acquisition of The Manor House was to add a self-catering option to its already impressive line-up of bedrooms, suites, and properties ahead of an expected summer of staycations.

The luxury Wiltshire hotel has purchased Baker’s Cottage to give a new dimension to its overnight offering.

Now that self-catering breaks are permitted with one’s own household in line with the government’s roadmap out of lockdown restrictions and the trend in domestic travel bookings surging this summer.

Baker’s Cottage will join Ludlow Cottage on the estate’s picturesque row of mews cottages, which is home to 29 bedrooms. Each cottage has between one and five bedrooms, meaning the larger cottages are ideal for family bubbles.

Ludlow Cottage is another luxurious suite with a four-poster bed and traditional beams on the mezzanine floor, with a bathroom, lounge, and small kitchen on the ground floor and outside garden terrace to the rear.

Baker's Cottage kitchen

The estate’s golf lodge, which overlooks the 18th green and waterfall of its championship golf course (18-hole, par-72, parkland course was designed by Peter Alliss and Clive Clark and opened for play in 1992), provides a further self-contained option, with easy outdoor access and space.

The new cottage is a two-bedroom dog-friendly property with its own garden terrace, kitchen – with all cooking appliances – and lounge. Complete with a double-size bedroom, twin bedroom, as well as a sofa bed available in the lounge, it is perfect for a relaxing family getaway – housing up to four adults, a child, a dog, and a baby.

The cottages give guests a real taste of Cotswold life, with beautiful walks, as well as the city of Bath just 30 minutes away.

Now you understand, why I had a déjá vu feeling.

The Manor House Golf Club Course

Baker’s Cottage – the offer

They are available from £1,000 for a three-night weekend or four-night midweek breaks, with a week’s stay starting at £1,400. The Waterfall Lodge is available from £129pp and includes one nights’ accommodation, breakfast, and 36 holes.