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.
January 2021 Update: Covid
The house and garden are now closed for the winter. Given the current coronavirus situation we are reviewing whether we will be able to open in February for snowdrops as planned. We will post any news on this website.
Further ahead we look forward to a full opening season from May onwards in 2021 and if you would like to plan a visit or book a group tour do please get in touch.
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