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.

2022 Season

The house and gardens are now open each Wednesday and Saturday afternoon 2pm to 5pm from the beginning of May until the end of September. We will also be open on Bank Holiday Monday 29 August. At these times our tearoom will be open selling refreshments, including tea, coffee and homemade cakes. Please note there is no need to pre-book for visiting during public opening, please just turn up on the day.

UPCOMING CLOSURES

Please note we will be closed over HM The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee (2 – 5 June inclusive) and Saturday 30th July for Opera Brava performance – please see our Events page.

We are also currently taking bookings for private group tours in 2022 – 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 data order.