14. 6 in annexes, 1 on ground floor.
all year except 1 week at Christmas.
drawing room, reading room, restaurant, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), terrace, café/deli, 1-acre garden, unsuitable for disabled.
all day in public areas.
all ages welcomed.
allowed in some bedrooms (£10 per day), lounges, not in restaurant.
Amex, MasterCard, Visa.
 per room B&B from £109, D,B&B from £163. À la carte £30. 1-night bookings refused weekends, 3-night min. bank holidays.
Good Hotel Guide Review
Find all manner of eccentricities and theatrical touches at Les and Vanessa Scott’s good-natured, family-friendly hotel. A bohemian, eco-friendly place, the Grade II listed Palladian-style house is managed by the Scotts’ daughter, Hannah, and her husband, Dominic Hughes, with ‘friendly, helpful’ staff. ‘Quirky’ and ‘imaginative’, bedrooms in the main house and converted outbuildings have a carved four-poster bed here, a mermaid mosaic there, a Moroccan-style tented ceiling elsewhere still. There are antiques and art, original period features; even a private decked balcony or courtyard garden. Have children in tow? Spacious suites are ideal for a family; games, books and toys are readily available in the lounge. In the restaurant, Jules Hetherton relies on a network of foragers and local producers for the seasonal ingredients in her ‘excellent’ modern British dishes. Characteristic dishes: beetroot tarte Tatin, herby garden salad; cocoa-spiced pollack, Jerusalem artichokes, mussels. Tuck in – then ask Les Scott, a keen runner, about his favourite routes down forest trails.
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