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 family home of John and Sarah – the fourth generation of Biddulphs to live in the house.

Please Note: During 2019 we have refurbishment work underway and the first floor of the house is not open to visitors. The principal rooms on the ground floor, including the chapel, remain open as well as the garden. 

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.