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 as staycations are set to be the theme of 2020 and into 2021.
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 luxurious stately 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.
The Manor House hotel is a luxury 14th-century 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 cooped up at home.
“With golf becoming a phenomenon across the UK, there are more golfers looking to get away with their friends for a golf break – 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.”
The Manor House’s overnight accommodation facilities have all now reopened with strict safety precautions in place, including thorough cleaning regimes and hygiene regulations to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and other possible infections. The hotel will be stringently following all advice and guidelines from the UK government and Public Health England on PPE and physical distancing measures.
Packages at The Manor House, between May 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.