Supreme Cotswolds Arts & Crafts hous

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.

Garden re-opening!

Coronavirus Update: We have decide to re-start the public opening of the garden from Saturday 6 June at 2pm. There is no need to pre-book tickets. We will be asking all visitors to observe social distancing and on site instructions. Please do not visit if you have any coronavirus symptoms. Payment by contactless card is preferred please.  The tearoom and house will remain closed until further notice. The visitor lavatories will be available. Subject to the government’s ongoing advice we plan to open the garden each Wednesday and Saturday afternoon until the end of September. We look forward to welcoming you to Rodmarton again!

August update

In addition to Wednesday and Saturday afternoons the garden will also be open on Bank Holiday Monday 31 August from 2pm to 5pm. On this day we will be opening our tearoom for the first time since lockdown. You will be able to get afternoon tea with outdoor seating in the stableyard. 

Although the house will remain closed during our regular garden openings we are now able to provide groups with private guided tours of the house. These would be with a family member or experienced guide and last around an hour.  Pre-booking is essential for a guided house tour – please contact us using contact details on this website.


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.