Competition

Win a free hotel night

KIRROUGHTREE HOUSE, the winner of a César award, is this month’s prize-giving hotel. A bow-windowed part-Georgian, part-Victorian mansion, it stands in 'superb' gardens in 'wild, breathtaking countryside' within Galloway forest park. Arriving guests appreciate being met in the car park by a porter and given afternoon tea with silver service in one of the elegant public rooms. The baronial-style hall and drawing room have rich oak panelling, opulent drapes; the restaurant is a high-ceilinged room with picture windows.

All you need do to win this handsome prize of dinner, bed and breakfast for two at KIRROUGHTREE HOUSE is to SEND A REVIEW of your favourite hotel or B&B in Great Britain or Ireland. We welcome reports on places that have never been in the Guide or have been omitted, as well as those that have a current entry.

Diana Goodey from Devon is the winner of last month’s prize of dinner bed and breakfast for two at YALBURY COTTAGE, which won this year’s César award for best small hotel. A conversion of a row of 350-year-old thatched cottages, it is in a small hamlet in a beautiful part of the country, close to Thomas Hardy's birthplace and his old schoolhouse. The bedrooms, reached by a mishmash of corridors, have views of gardens or fields. They are decorated in simple, rural style; a large room had 'pastel colours, pictures on three sides'. Housekeeping is 'immaculate'. It is run by owners, Ariane and Jamie Jones. His cooking is much admired.