Thyme is a restored historic Cotswold manor and farm., a village within a village. Less than 2 hours from central London, Thyme is nestled in the heart of the Cotswold village of Southrop.
An enclosed collection of restored 17th century farm buildings, houses and cottages. Collectively, they form a peaceful hamlet environment epitomising the natural beauty of the surrounding area.
Over the past fifteen years, Caryn Hibbert the founder has ensured that Thyme has evolved organically with an understanding that conservation is about sustainability - not only preserving the past but more importantly, securing the future.
Thyme has 31 bedrooms situated in a Georgian rectory known as the Lodge and a 17th century Farmhouse; and Courtyard & Village cottages. In addition, there are five Garden Rooms each with its own private garden.
All bedrooms are unique, having been thoughtfully designed using inspiration from the natural world, with botanical names such as Lemonbalm, Mallow and English Rose.
Six-time Chelsea Flower Show gold medalist, Bunny Guinness helped Caryn to create a series of classic country house gardens that not only frame the barns, houses and cottages creating delightful spaces in which to relax, but also working gardens and orchards on the farm that supply flowers for the house, food for the kitchen, and herbs for the spa.
The meadow spa guests are welcomed into the Greenhouse reception & water bar before being shown through to the Meadow Cottage for a bespoke menu of Thyme treatments in partnership with award-winning, natural British brand, Aurelia Probiotic Skincare. Sharing a mutual philosophy for natural ingredients and a ‘love of the land’, treatments are tailored specifically for mind and body harnessing unique probiotic ingredients to protect, restore and balance the skin from within.
The spa also encompasses a pure water swimming pool and a hot spring water tub, as well as a yoga and pilates studio, tennis court and a range of country pursuits including local walking and cycling routes.
Rooms & Suites
- Cosy rooms
- Elegant rooms
- Divine rooms
- Elegant garden rooms
- Divine garden rooms
- Lodge rooms
- The Farmhouse ( 8 bedroom house)
- Old Walls (2 bedroom cottage)
- Tallet (4 bedroom house)
- Meadow Spa using Aurelia probiotic skincare
- Swimming pool
- Hot spring water tub
- Yoga and pilates studio
- Tennis court
- Ox Barn restaurant
- The Baa for food & drink
- Village pub - The Swan
- The Piggery shop
- 150 acre working farm
- Tithe Barn and The Balcony Room suitable for events
- Clay pigeon shooting
- Private cookery classes at Thyme Cookery
- Private Foraging
- All flights excluded, although you can book through our preferred partners Swiss International
- Airport Transfers
- Helicopter transfers
- Food & drink costs payable in resort
- Staff services of Chef, Hostess, Butler, Driver, extra cleaning
- All spa treatments
- Security service
- Car Hire
- Party planning
- Pre-arrival shopping service
- Items not specifically mentioned
What we think at White Blancmange
Only the best
At White Blancmange we only hand select properties that we would stay in ourselves with family and friends. If we do not like it simply we do not sell it! Because we are not the Principle owner of any property, we can offer you an honest impartial review
Gerry Lovick - Co Founder of White Blancmange