About Manor Cottages

Manor Cottages is a Cotswolds based holiday cottage business and we’ve been letting holiday cottages for over 25 years.


The business has grown enormously in 25 years, but what has remained the same in all that time, are our core family values.


From Day 1 we set out to offer honest, friendly, and trusted advice. And with this set of principles, we have grown from offering a handful of cute, thatched cottages for two, to 300+ cottages of all shapes and sizes.


From spacious family getaways and grand Manors for special occasions to romantic retreats. All our holiday cottages are inspected and regularly reviewed. We have the widest selection of the best self-catering properties available in the Cotswolds.


Our cottage locations span from Stratford-upon-Avon in the north and down to Bath in the south, from Woodstock in Oxfordshire Cotswolds across to the beautiful Wye Valley.


At Manor Cottages we are proud to be offering some of the most sought-after holiday properties in this most attractive corner of the UK.


History of Manor Cottages


The Manor Cottages journey began in 1989 with a Colin and Angela, the original owners. Colin and Angela began renting their little stables out for self-catering holidays.


Next, a few friends ask for help with letting their properties out and then, before they knew it, Manor Cottages were up and running!


In 2005, they met current owner, Chris Grimes, who took over the business at a crucial stage, where Angela and Colin felt they had done what they could for the business.


At this stage, Manor Cottages had the help of old-fashioned wall charts for 'live' availability and a one page website.


Since then, Chris and his ever-growing team have provided the platform for Manor Cottages to evolve and grow.


In 2014 we processed 5,000 bookings, received 25,000 guests in our cottages and generated almost 40,000 unique visits to our website each month.


The trusted holiday cottage agency for the Cotswolds


We’re proud to have expanded not only the business but also the area we operate in to throughout the entire Cotswolds. This includes Bath, Oxfordshire, and the beautiful Wye Valley.


As travel experts, we know this area better than any other holiday cottage business in the country. And we’re proud to call ourselves The Trusted Holiday Cottage Agency for the Cotswolds.


A personal touch


As we continue to develop the business side of Manor Cottages, we recognise that all our customers (owners and holidaymakers alike) need the best in top quality service.


As well as this, Manor Cottages offers a personal touch, meeting the needs of every customer. For this reason, many customers return to us year after year,


Whether you are looking for a holiday, a short break or you have a property that you wish to market to our customers, Manor Cottages is the right choice for you.


Our Impact Mission

As part of the Sykes Holiday Cottages Family, Manor Cottages is committed to creating lasting holiday memories with a positive social and environmental impact.

Our impact on people and the planet is as important to us as shareholder profit.

As part of our Impact mission, we aim to:

- Reduce our carbon emissions by at least 50% by 2030… and reach Net Zero as soon as possible before 2050.

- Work with at least 20 biodiversity projects in FY23 across the regions we operate in through volunteering and sponsorship of initiatives.

- Become a single use plastic free business and achieve Surfers Against Sewage Plastic Free Business accreditation by the end of 2024.

- Inspire and enable 100% of our team to volunteer every year, supporting charities, community projects and social enterprises.

- Enable 100 disadvantaged families to go on holiday in FY23 and work to increase this number every year.

- Positively impact at least 10 community and charity initiatives every year, strengthening existing relationships while building new ones.