Golfers who are wary about booking overseas travel this spring and summer but still looking to get away after months of being cooped up at home can escape to one of the UK’s most spectacular golf courses, The Manor House, for the ultimate staycation following lockdown.
Those looking for a top-quality course and luxury accommodation can flee to the pretty village of Castle Combe, Wiltshire, to the highly regarded hotel and golf club for some indulgence and thrilling golf, with staycations set to be the theme of 2021 until people feel comfortable and safe to travel again.
And there aren’t many better destinations in the UK for avid golfers than The Manor House, which offers some of the most idyllic scenery which can be seen on an English golf course and a wide range of stay and play options.
The delightful championship-standard 18-hole course is immersed in the enchanting surroundings of the Cotswolds, with 365 acres of breathtaking rolling countryside as a backdrop.
Designed by Peter Alliss and Clive Clark, the mature oak and beech trees that line the beautifully manicured fairways, together with the immaculate greens and the River Bybrook meandering through the middle, bring both drama and beauty to the 6,500-yard parkland course, which is rightly considered one of the best in the South West.
This, combined with the opulent hotel and Castle Inn pub which make up the estate, makes for a memorable golf break, whether this be with family or a group of friends, depending on restrictions.
The Manor House hotel is a luxury 14th-century stately country house with a Michelin starred restaurant, alfresco dining and a dedicated gin bar. Complete with 21 comfortable, individually styled rooms and suites – as well as 29 picturesque cottages full of character – the hotel is full of charm and traditional quirky features.
The Castle Inn is a cosy 12th-century country pub which sits in the heart of the village, opposite the adjacent main hotel, offering 12 unique en-suite bedrooms and delicious homemade food. The pub is particularly popular among groups of golfers looking for more affordable accommodation and a pint or two of the local beer on offer.
Golf Club Manager, Andrew Ryan, said: “We are fortunate to be located in one of the most beautiful parts of the country, which is perfect for Brits looking to get away for some well-needed leisure time and relaxation after months of being in lockdown. Something that I know everyone will be desperate for!
“With golf becoming a phenomenon across the UK over the past year, there are more golfers looking to get away for a golf break and try out new and exciting courses – and at a time where overseas travel is still uncertain, The Manor House provides a fantastic alternative, as our surroundings are unique from the rest of the country and we also offer a brilliant challenge for golfers of all abilities.”
Packages at The Manor House, between April and September, start at £199pp and include bed and breakfast in a Cosy room, a £30 per person allocation to use towards dinner at The Castle Inn, use of the driving range and 36 holes of the best golf in Wiltshire. Guests can upgrade to the Michelin starred Bybrook restaurant for just £45pp.
Packages at The Castle Inn for the same time period start at £149pp and include bed and breakfast in a Standard room, a £30 per person allocation to use towards dinner, use of the driving range and 36 holes of golf. Guests can again upgrade to the Michelin starred Bybrook restaurant at The Manor House for just £45pp.
The above packages are dependent on government restrictions and some facilities may not be able to open straight away following the lockdown. The pricing and packages will be adjusted accordingly and there is a free cancellation policy in place to allow flexibility.