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Thyme

Last updated: 26 December, 2023

More of a country estate than a boutique hotel, the heart of Thyme is the elegant manor house, home to 31 individually-designed bedrooms that ooze country-house style without ever straying into chintz.

Beyond the house, other farm buildings have been converted into the spa, cookery school, shop and the Ox Barn restaurant. The Swan at Southrop is also part of the estate; both create menus using fruit, vegetables and herbs grown on the estate.

Sustainably run, and mindful of the estate’s history, this is one for those who want low-impact luxury and a sense of staying somewhere intensely personal to those that run it.

Surrounding area

Thyme is situated on the Southrop Manor Estate, a short drive from the small town of Lechlade, known for being the highest navigable point of the River Thames.

The estate is in the south-east corner of the Cotswolds; Burford is close by, but the big draws – Chipping Campden, Broadway, Bourton-on-the-Water – are between 30-45 minutes’ drive away.

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General amenities

Key facilities

Airport transfers: Not available
Beach: None
Fitness centre
Fitness classes
Golf course
Hot tub
Kids club
Parking: On-site (free)
Pool (adults only)
Pool (indoor)
Pool (outdoor)
Pool (kids)
Spa
Tennis courts
WiFi: Free
Yoga

Food & drink

All inclusive
Kids menu
Restaurant on-site
Self catering
*
Additional charge

Room amenities

Room types

Apartments
Bedrooms
Cabins
Suites
Tents
Villas
Yurts

Room facilities

Air conditioning
Flat screen TV
Hot tub (private)
Pool (private)
Tea & coffee making facilities
WiFi

Bedding options

2+ bedrooms
3+ beds
Connecting rooms
Rollaway/sofa bed

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