26. 11 garden rooms, 1 suitable for disabled.
sitting room, bar, library, restaurant, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), civil wedding licence, conference facilities, terrace, spa, 12-metre swimming pool, 30-acre grounds, herb garden.
‘mellow’ in bar and restaurant.
all ages welcomed.
allowed in some bedrooms, bar.
 per room D,B&B £219–£349, room only (Mon–Thurs) £135–£260. À la carte £40. 1-night bookings sometimes refused.
Good Hotel Guide Review
Wander in the herb garden here, and breathe in the aromas of 400 varieties, planted by a former owner of this ‘lovely’ Georgian country house hotel. Set in pretty gardens and horse-grazed parkland, the house, today owned by Nicholas Dickinson, is ‘charming’, with a ‘spacious’ lounge and library, an ‘understated’ decor, and ‘lots of sitting areas, both indoors and out’. ‘We took tea and scones in the sun, on a terrace facing green fields and ancient trees. In the orchard, trees laden with fruit, and fallen apples everywhere.’ Bedrooms in the main house are traditionally furnished, and have a ‘good, unfussy’ bathroom; those in the garden, each with a private patio, are more contemporary. All have a capsule coffee machine, and a fridge with fresh milk and bottled water. Travelling with family? Ask for a pair of interconnecting rooms. The kitchen garden is harvested daily for the fresh greens used in chef Nick Claxton-Webb’s modern menus, perhaps Brie and roasted tomato tart, watercress, cured shallot salad; pan-roasted fillet of rainbow trout, baby gem, cocotte potatoes. ‘We were very satisfied.’ (Roger Viner)
Sunday Special Offer
Arrive at your leisure before enjoying cream tea in one of the sitting rooms in the glorious surroundings of the 30 acre estate. Catch up with the Sunday papers before heading to the Secret Garden spa for a few hours of relaxation before dinner. Join us later in the bar for a glass of sparkling wine before enjoying your three course dinner. Have a lie-in the following morning… followed by breakfast in bed… You don’t have to check out until Midday, so just relax and take your time. Prices are per room and based on two people sharing a room, and are from £219. Availability for all Sundays excluding Bank Holiday weekends and the festive period, please call on 01485 600250. Rates Include: accommodation; cream tea on arrival; glass of sparkling Wine; any 3 courses from our usual dinner menu; full English breakfast; room service; late check-out at 12 midday; complimentary use of spa facilities on Sunday afternoon or Monday morning. This special “Sleep Soundly” offer is available every Sunday. N.B The “Sleep Soundly” offer is available for one night and cannot be booked in conjunction with any other nights and rates, therefore celebrating Sunday as a day of rest! To benefit from this offer, please mention The Good Hotel Guide when booking.
Guide Book Vouchers
This hotel accepts discount vouchers which entitle readers to a 25% discount off their normal B&B rate for a single night’s stay. Each printed copy of the Guide contains six vouchers worth in total about £150.Buy the guide