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Manor houses to rent in the UK

Sarah P 05 May 2022

Big celebrations, family gatherings, reunions and holidays are all worthy of a grand setting, and what screams ‘grandeur’ more than a manor house in the UK? We know that sometimes nothing less than the very best will do, and that’s why, among our collection, you will find lavish manor houses, verdant country houses and majestic castles that will tick all the boxes and more. We’ve handpicked some of our most stand-out manor houses to rent for weekend events or week-long holidays, whether that's for celebrating milestone birthdays, big anniversaries, hen dos, stag dos or simply a family reunion.

What is a manor house?

Historically a ‘manor house’ was a medieval term that referred to the grand country home of a Lord or Lady, built for them to overlook their extensive land. But today, the term is also used to describe big and elaborate properties that also provide a comfortable and enjoyable home.

Our collection of UK manor houses

Ingoldisthorpe Hall | Norfolk

Ingoldisthorpe Hall


  • Sleeps 18 in 9 bedrooms 
  • Games room with pool table, table tennis, football table and darts
  • Hot tub available for hire at an additional cost 
  • Access to 30 acres of grounds including a large garden with lawn and terrace 

You’ll be blown away by the stately elegance of this incredible Norfolk manor house from the moment you set eyes on it from the grand, sweeping driveway. Relax in the charming drawing room, banquet together in the dining hall and in the evening, retire to your indulgent bedroom. Set within 30 acres of grounds, with extensive formal lawns and views across The Wash National Nature Reserve, the exterior is as splendid as the interior. Ingoldisthorpe Hall dates back to 1745 and is one of the few listed country houses in England, so if you’re looking for a unique setting with a real ‘wow’ factor for a big family celebration, you need to look no further.  

Prices start from £35 per person, per night for a 7-night stay. 

Alvington Manor | Forest of Dean

Alvington Manor


  • Sleeps 19 in 7 bedrooms
  • A private hot tub
  • Games room with table tennis and table football and disco room with music centre

If it’s peace and tranquillity you are seeking from a UK manor house, then this magnificent Forest of Dean property definitely ticks those boxes. With panoramic views of the River Severn, and 3 acres of mature gardens to enjoy, you’ll have fallen in love with it before you’ve even stepped inside. A grand dining hall, sumptuous lounge areas, cosy snugs, and opulent bedrooms combine with the splendour of the outdoors to deliver the full package. A stay at this manor house will have you feeling like a real-life lord or lady. 

Prices start from £35 per person, per night for a 7-night stay. 

 Alvington Manor

Torridge Country House | Devon

Torridge Country House


  • Sleeps 24
  • Tennis court, games room, toddler play area and outdoor games 
  • Hot tub available at an additional cost 
  • Spa treatments, catering and drop-off meals can be arranged 

This grand manor house to hire in Devon offers exclusive use, surrounded by acres of park, woodland, and mesmerising estuary views. Torridge Country House has been reimagined with a spellbinding combination of Georgian roots and a modern-day twist to provide a simply flawless retreat in the countryside. You’ll certainly be living the high life here from the moment you step inside the grand hallway and spot a staircase that looks like a scene from a period drama. Climb to the top, and you’ll be counting down the hours until you can sink into one of the luxurious four-poster beds.

Prices start from £30 per person, per night for a 7-night stay 

 Torridge Country House

Ravenslaw House | Northumberland

Ravenslaw House


  • Sleeps 18 in 9 bedrooms 
  • Private hot tub and sauna 
  • A unique appearance, indoors and out

Not all manor houses are hidden away in the countryside. If you’re looking for an impressive manor house to hire that offers all the privacy of a rural estate but the buzz of a local town, you will be swept away by Ravenslaw House, which sits in the heart of the market town of Alnwick in Northumberland. Not only that, but the property offers a rich history – it was once the home of famous fishing tackle merchant William Hardy, whose antiques, and furnishings have been beautifully preserved. Fit for royalty, the majestic property exudes lavish style, from the rich colours and plush textures to the ornate four-poster beds and sumptuous roll-top baths.

Prices start from £27 per person, per night for a 7-night stay

Farmhouse Manor | Cotswolds

Farmhouse Manor


  • Sleeps 10 in 6 bedrooms
  • Private heated indoor swimming pool and games room with snooker table 
  • All-weather tennis courts and a boating lake 

This fabulous manor house with a swimming pool sits within 19 acres of private grounds in the heart of the Cotswolds countryside. Dating back to the 17th century, this lavish residence is packed with the character of its period, from the wooden beams and window frames to the large stone fireplaces. This sprawling property offers a unique five-star manor house with extensive grounds for families to spread out and enjoy a variety of outdoor activities.  

Prices start from £76 per person, per night for a 7-night stay 

Winder Hall | Cumbria

  Winder Hall


  • Sleeps 14 in 7 bedrooms 
  • Sauna available for use in the summer house
  • Extensive grounds with a knot garden, terrace and sweeping lawns

The beauty of an incredible manor house to rent in the UK is often the history of a residence and the things it may have seen throughout the centuries. Mentioned in the Domesday Book, Winder Hall is nestled in a quiet spot in Lorton Vale, Cumbria and is no exception. As you explore the hidden corners of this rambling country house, you’ll discover grand fireplaces, antique furniture, original wood-panelled walls, and lavish four-poster beds. The stunning formal knot garden with a water fountain will be sure to take your breath away as you take afternoon tea alfresco on the terrace.

Prices start from £23 per person, per night for a 7-night stay 

The White Manor House | Cornwall 

The White Manor House


  • Sleeps 16 in 8 bedrooms
  • Outdoor rope swings, football goals, badminton net, hot tub, table tennis 
  • Games room and cinema room inside with projector and Xbox 

Set your sights high at this luxurious five-star country manor house to rent in Cornwall. Every room throughout the magnificent residence is expertly designed with a sleek, exuberant style, with furnishings and details that ooze charm and opulence. With a plethora of things to do and space to socialise, The White Manor House is perfect for large family gatherings or big celebrations with groups of friends. Set in 3 acres of grounds, summer days will be well spent dining alfresco on the terrace, playing football on the lawn or relaxing in the hot tub. As evening comes, head indoors to make full use of the games room and cinema room!  

Prices start from £30 per person, per night for a 7-night stay

Book a manor house in the UK  

Are you craving a luxurious stay in a lavish manor house to rent in the UK? If it’s your dream to stay somewhere as decadent as one of these fabulous properties listed, then it’s time to make it a reality. 

To broaden your search, see our full collection of large houses to rent in the UK. 

Disclaimer: Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information at the time of writing, please ensure you check carefully before making any decisions based on the contents within this article.

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