James and Karin moved to Clapton Manor twenty years ago and have brought up their four children in the house.
James is a garden designer and historian. He has organised garden tours to Europe for many years. In 2008 he took over Border Lines, the leading garden tours company to private English gardens.
Some three miles from Bourton-on-the-Water, Clapton is extraordinarily peaceful and quiet, yet we are 30 minutes or so from the gardens at Hidcote Manor, Kiftsgate Court, Blenheim Palace, Warwick Castle, also Stratford-upon-Avon and Oxford.
As befits the former residence of William Fox there is no pub in the village, however there are many excellent local pubs and restaurants within ten minutes drive of the house. Clapton-on-the-Hill boasts the smallest church in Gloucestershire.
What people say
'What a hidden gem Clapton Manor is, we visited for 2 days and spent a charming time with Karin and James. The rooms were so comfortable we wanted to take them home, and of course there was the afternoon tea with the most delightful cake you could wish for, and then the breakfast what could you say about that except "more".
We could not recomend this highly enough, we are coming back most definitely......'
Ian C from Manchester
' I can't recommend Clapton Manor enough- the reviews are all true...and then some!'
KV from London