Supreme Cotswolds Arts & Crafts house

Arts & Crafts Collection

About

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.

The Manor – house and garden – is now open on Wednesday and Saturday afternoons and Bank Holidays 2pm – 5pm – until the end of September – please note that last entry to the house is 4.15pm. During public opening our tearoom is open serving teas, coffee and homemade cakes. You are able to pre-book tickets via the Visit Us tab – Visitor Information – however, you are still able to turn up and pay on the day. Update for June 2024 – due to high demand, we have decided to extend the opening hours in June – we will be open 11am – 5pm.  During these hours our tearoom will be open serving light bites, teas, coffee & cakes.

Please note that the Manor – house and garden – will be closed on Saturday 26th July due to performances by Opera Brava – please see our Events page for more details.

We are also currently taking bookings for private group tours in 2024 – these take place outside of public opening times. If you would like to discuss a potential visit, please do get in touch using the 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 date order.