Supreme Cotswolds Arts & Crafts house

Arts & Crafts Collection


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.

August Update: 

 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.  There is no need to pre-book, simply turn up and you will be able to visit. Occasionally, on busy afternoons, we may ask you go to the garden or have a cup of tea before visiting the house in order for us to control numbers. Whilst it is no longer mandatory to wear face coverings in shops etc we are continuing to require visitors to wear masks in the house as Rodmarton Manor is a lived in family home! Thank you for your understanding. 

Crafts Alive: 8 – 12 September

We are delighted to be hosting this event again with the Gloucestershire Guild of Craftsmen. Crafts Alive is running from Wednesday 8 September until Sunday 12 September, 10 am to 5pm each day. For this event you are strongly advised to book tickets via the Guild’s website. A link and further information is available on the Events page of this website.

Please note Historic Houses members are not eligible for free entrance on the dates of the Crafts Alive event. 

No dogs please apart from assistance dogs. 




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.

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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.

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Upcoming events

We have many different events over the year, see below for a list of these in data order.