13. 6 in garden pavilion on ground floor.
all year except Christmas, Jan.
lounge, orangery, conservatory, restaurant, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), 3-acre garden (pond, croquet).
all ages welcomed.
allowed in bedrooms (£10 per night, free in kennels), not in public rooms.
Amex, MasterCard, Visa.
 per person D,B&B £175–£200. Set dinner £68, Sunday lunch £38.
Good Hotel Guide Review
‘The surroundings are idyllic and the food is perfect’ at Tracy and Galton Blackiston’s ‘great’ restaurant-with-rooms, say regular Guide readers this year. The 17th-century country house stands in well-tended gardens in a coastal village; inside, expect a ‘friendly’ welcome from the hosts and staff members – ‘exceptional, sunshiny people’. The ‘superb’, ‘well-paced’ seven-course dinner is the main attraction, with Galton Blackiston’s ‘excellent’, inventive dishes changing according to the season. ‘The Michelin star is well earned, but it would be nice to have a lighter option than the full menu.’ Stay over in well-equipped bedrooms in the main house and in a pavilion in the grounds. ‘Our spacious room in the main building had all the amenities one expects, including a capsule coffee machine; there were soft, fluffy towels in the well-heated bathroom.’ Come morning, a ‘very good’ breakfast is served at table: grapefruit slices, muesli, a choice of egg dishes. ‘I don’t normally have a cooked breakfast, but the fried eggs and bacon were so delicious, I couldn’t resist.’ ‘So good we’ve booked to return.’ (Yvonne and Eric Kirk, Shirley Johns, Wolfgang Stroebe)