The Manor House

The Manor House

The Manor House

The Manor House | NCG Top 100s: GB&I Golf Resorts

There are plenty of manor houses in the country, but none do golf and luxury quite like The Manor House in Castle Combe, Wiltshire. It makes the NCG Top 100s: GB&I Golf Resorts list thanks to its sublime tree-lined golf course, a glorious range of accommodation and great dining options.  
Golfing legend Peter Alliss, along with good friend and design partner Clive Clark, were the men behind the golf course at The Manor House, which opened in 1992. The parkland course is tree-lined, making for narrow fairways, and there are almost 80 bunkers to avoid as well. Practice facilities include a driving range and a short game area, while guests can also receive coaching and tuition from qualified PGA professionals on site. 
When it comes to accommodation, The Manor House ticks almost every box. From glorious rooms to luxurious suites and standalone cottages, there really is something for everyone. Rooms include the Cosy, Smart and Traditional, while there are a vast array of cottages and suites, including the Hot Tub Suite, which provides a hot tub on enclosed decking for you to enjoy during your stay. 
In terms of dining and gastronomy, The Manor House has you covered as well. If you’re looking for fine dining, then the Michelin-starred Bybrook restaurant is the place to go. There is also the Full Glass Bar on site, while the Castle Inn in the centre of Castle Combe village provides a traditional pub feel with authentic cuisine. The Castle Inn also has a small selection of rooms available as well... 
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Golf Among The Trees

The golf course at The Manor House has been around for over three decades now. Golfing legend Peter Alliss, alongside design partner Clive Clark, were the men behind the 18-hole layout, which opened in 1992. Tree-lined fairways and the River Bybrook are both troublesome for the golfer throughout a round at The Manor House.  
At just over 6,300 yards, it is not the longest course you will find on the NCG Top 100s: GB&I Golf Resorts list. However, because of the narrow fairways, this Par 72 layout is still tricky. After a couple of gentle openers, including the first par 3 on the card, you get to the hardest and longest hole on the course - the par 5 3rd. Measuring 600 yards from the tips and with bunkers in place for both your drive and second shot, there is plenty of danger – not to mention the fact that both sides of the fairway are lined with thick trees.  
What comes next isn’t easy either. The 4th is a 220-yard par 3 with a huge meandering bunker down the right side. There are then back-to-back par 5s at 6 and 7 which both play around a lake, while the 8th and 13th could both be seen as drivable par 4s depending on which tee you are playing from. 

The Manor House finishes with an incredible par 4, Much like Pebble Beach, there is a huge tree in the centre of the fairway. Miss that and you’ve got a shot at the green but be careful as there are six bunkers around the green, and a very inviting water hazard to the right. The clubhouse provides the perfect backdrop for the finishing hole on the course.  

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There are only 50 offerings of accommodation at The Manor House, coming in a range of rooms, suites, and cottages, but there are more than 15 different types of accommodation to choose from for a stay in Castle Combe. Each offering comes with a handmade mattress and sublime luxury. 
The Cosy Rooms are the standard choice at The Manor House, with a selection of these also coming with a view of the grounds. There are also Smart Rooms, Traditional Rooms and Plush Rooms. Hot Tub Suites, which feature your own private hot tub on an enclosed decking terrace, and the Lordsmeer Suite, which is the most luxurious of all the options at The Manor House.  
There is then also a row of cottages that feature a range of different options. The Brune Cottage, Marsh Furlong Cottage, Golden Leigh Cottage, Ludlow Cottage, Archway Cottage and Upper Park Lane Cottage all provide their own unique twist on a luxurious stay. Self-catering cottages are also available for those that want to make their own choices of food during their stay.  
A mile away in the neighbouring town of Castle Combe lies the Castle Inn. There are 12 contemporary rooms on the first floor of the inn, and they provide another accommodation option for those looking to play golf at The Manor House.  

Food & Dining

The Manor House plays host to a Michelin-starred restaurant – the Bybrook. The restaurant takes its name from the river that runs through the grounds. The Castle Inn, found just a mile away in Castle Combe, provides a proper pub feel but with authentic cuisine thanks to homegrown ingredients. The Full Glass Bar is a suitable place to spend an evening, with a vast array of cocktails, spirits and wines.  

FAQs about The Manor House

Where is The Manor House?  
The Manor House neighbours the Castle Combe Circuit, just south of the M4 motorway. Chippenham is the nearest town, while Bristol is 20 miles west of The Manor House.  

What is the nearest airport and station to The Manor House?
Thanks to its proximity to the city, Bristol Airport is also the nearest international airport to The Manor House. The airport is a base for easyJet,, Ryanair and TUI Airways, and operates flights to most European destinations throughout the year.  
Chippenham has the nearest train station to The Manor House, seven miles from the resort. Trains run through Chippenham to London Paddington, Bristol Temple Meads, Swindon, and Weymouth.  

What golf facilities does The Manor House offer?
As well as the golf course, there is a full-length driving range played off grass tees, while putting and chipping can be practiced on the short game area which is in front of the clubhouse and by the first tee.  
The Manor House pro shop has everything you need ahead of a round, whether it’s tees, balls, gloves or even something bigger. Titleist, FootJoy, Galvin Green and Adidas are all stocked in the pro shop at the Manor House. You can also rent trolleys and buggies for your day on the championship course.  
The clubhouse at The Manor House is a lovely place to spend an afternoon following a round on the Alliss and Clark-designed course. A range of food choices are on offer, from light bites to full meals, along with a vast array of drinks.  

Does The Manor House offer golf lessons?
Michael Walters and Andy Ryan are the two teaching professionals on site at The Manor House, with lessons and coaching on offer for guests and members of all ages and abilities.  

What are the green fees at The Manor House?
The price of a green fee at The Manor House changes throughout the year, depending on the season. It is also different depending on whether it is a weekday or weekend. There are also stay & play packages available at the resort.  
For more information on current green fees at The Manor House, visit their website here

What accommodation is on offer at The Manor House?
It might not be the largest selection of accommodation that you will find on the NCG Top 100s: GB&I Golf Resorts list, but it might be the widest. Rooms, suites, cottages and more, there really is something for everyone at The Manor House.  

What other resorts are nearby?
The Manor House is one of several venues on the NCG Top 100s: GB&I Golf Resorts list in the southwest of England. Bowood is only ten miles from The Manor House, while both St Pierre Country Club and Tewkesbury Park are within an hour’s drive. 
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