Rodmarton Manor is the supreme example of a house built and all its furniture made according to Arts and Crafts ideals and was one of the last country houses to be built and furnished in the old traditional style when everything was done by hand with local stone, local timber and local craftsmen.
Built for Claud and Margaret Biddulph between 1909 and 1929 and today the home of John and Sarah Biddulph and their family – the fourth and fifth generations of Biddulphs to live in the house.
May 2021 Update: Covid
We are pleased to say the house and garden are now open. The openings are each Wednesday and Saturday afternoon (plus Bank Holiday Mondays) from 2 – 5pm. At the moment we are not requesting advance booking – so please just turn up on the day. Should this change we will post the information here. We will limit numbers in the house to allow social distancing, which may mean we ask you visit the garden or tearoom first until there is space in the house. Face masks must be worn inside the house.
One of the finest gardens in the Cotswolds
The 8 acre Cotswold garden in glorious Gloucestershire is interesting any month of the year but really beautiful throughout the summer months. It was designed originally as a series of outdoor rooms and is still the same today.
There is a wide selection of planting that has been done over the years with superb vistas and views throughout and plenty of places to sit and admire the view.Read more
Arts and Crafts building and furniture
Ernest Barnsley and the Cotswold group of Craftsmen, who built and furnished the house for Claud and Margaret Biddulph, beginning in 1909, were responsible for the revival of many traditional crafts in the Cotswolds which were in danger of dying out.
Over the 20 years that it took to build the house many people were involved in building, woodwork, metalwork, needlework, painting, gardening, all done to a very high standard.Read more