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The Cloisters – Fyfield Manor

No smoking throughout.

  • Minimum weekly let . Shorter lets from October to end of March
  • Ideal for long term stay
  • There is an unusual staircase hung on copper pipes made from a yew tree from the grounds.
  • The bedrooms are simple light and modern.
  • The cloisters make a splendid contrast to the old part of the house.


Built in 2001 to celebrate the millennium and 20 years of our family living here. It was a family effort with the hard graft done by one of our sons who was embarking on a career as an architect. It replaced an unsightly string of derelict outbuildings used in the past for furniture restoration. There was evidence of an older building and some remains suggested the possibility of a cloister in medieval times. Hence the name.

Much of the building materials were sourced from the land at Fyfield including the flint used in some of the interior walls and the tree used for the stair case. The emphasis was to reflect the importance of the environmental impact in the 21st century. The roof is lined with the most efficient insulation available at the time, double glazed throughout with a 99% efficient boiler and underground tanks to harvest the rain water. At present all the south facing roofs are being covered with solar panels which will provide much of the electricity for the whole building.

Externally the building captures the feel of the medieval period and blends in with the walled garden which gives complete privacy to guests.


The Cloisters offers unique self-catering accommodation at a reasonable price. It has all the space and light of modern living with all the character of a period home. A natural mixture of wood ,stone and light walls blend to create a stunning space.


Ground floor –

It is open plan giving a feeling of light and space. The south west wall is completely glazed with carved oak mullions supporting the windows and overlooks the walled garden. The study area is situated here and we provide free connection to broadband and a bespoke work table. Ideal for the business person.

The beautiful kitchen has every amenity for modern living and its crowning glory is the blue pearl granite work surface. It is a great sociable area to cook in.

A yew tree which had to be cut down has been used to create a stunning and unique centrepiece and staircase for the room.

The sitting area is partly enclosed by a flint and brick wall and the large leather corner suite offers a comfortable and cosy area to relax in front of the 52” around sound TV system. The solid white oak floors accentuate the modern light feel of the area.


First floor

There are 2 double bedroom which have been designed to accommodate between 1 and 4 people. The second bedroom can be locked off so the price can be reduced for occupancy of 1 or 2 people.

Main bedroom

This has a 5ft wide bed with fitted LED reading lights adjustable to any position. The furniture is modern and simple.

Second bedroom

This has a double 4ft 6” wide bed. Again simply furnished and has an exposed brick and stone wall which links to the old part of the building.


There is the option of either 1 or 2 bathrooms depending on the number of occupants and the choice is reflected in the price. (why pay for 2 bathrooms and bedrooms if you only require 1)

The main bathroom has a bath and fitted shower.

The second is a walk in wet room.

Both are fitted to a high standard.

Please go to prices and terms to see the various options of cost.


We can organise a starter pack of basics such as milk bread etc. on request.

Please do not hesitate to either telephone or email for more information.

I look forward to your call.