18. 7 in The Stables, 4 in courtyard, 1 in cottage, 1 suitable for disabled.
2 lounges, bar, restaurant, cinema, meeting room, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Sky, Freeview). civil wedding licence, terrace, 11-acre garden (spa, outdoor hydrotherapy pool).
‘easy listening’ in lounge and restaurant.
not under 14.
allowed in rooms in The Stables, not in grounds or public areas.
Amex, MasterCard, Visa.
 per room B&B £199–£310. À la carte £40. 1-night bookings sometimes refused..
VisitEngland Four Star Country House Hotel
Good Hotel Guide Review
Soak in the ‘serenity’ and ‘romantic air’ of this ‘relaxed’ 17th-century gabled stone manor house, once home to the garden designer Rosemary Verey. It was she who created the parterres and topiary, the laburnum walk and the ornamental fruit garden we see today; a winding path leads to the modern spa, outdoor hydrotherapy pool and 30-seat cinema. The luxury hotel is part of the Calcot Hotels group; there’s ‘a nice country house feel’ throughout. Check in to bedrooms well equipped with aromatherapy products and magazines; bottled waters, hot drinks and biscuits. A ‘lovely’ junior suite in the main house was liked: ‘flower prints on the walls; a comfy bed; a sitting room with a window seat; a garden view through a window like a porthole; the sound of birds singing’. Evenings, linger over a ‘pleasant’ meal in the restaurant, where Francesco Volgo’s short menus reflect the abundance of seasonal, home-grown produce – pea and asparagus soup; roast carrots and purple sprouting broccoli with pork. ‘We liked the flexibility of being able to dine at the Village Pub [see Shortlist] as an alternative.’. This hotel is a member of Pride of Britain hotels.
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One of the most spectacular tree gardens in the world, with over 3,000 different species.
A Grade-1 listed Tudor farmhouse, which was once home to William Morris.
The home of national hunt racing, with a four-day festival in March, culminating in the Gold Cup.