5. 1 on ground floor in barn conversion.
all year except 25/26 Dec, 1 Jan, restaurant closed Sun evening, Mon, Tue midday.
bar, 3 restaurants, free Wi-Fi, unsuitable for disabled.
in public areas.
not under 8.
per room B&B single £70, double £110. À la carte £50.
Good Hotel Guide Review
‘A fantastic surprise. More in the style of a micro country house than a rustic hang-out, this inn has been made over with impeccable taste. It oozes character.’ Trusted readers were bowled over this year by Paul and Lorraine Willoughby’s 17th-century sandstone inn, in a ‘quiet and picturesque’ hamlet. ‘Paul welcomed us and escorted us to our room; Lorraine, smiling and warm, is totally delightful.’ Bedrooms are in the main building and a barn conversion a few yards away. ‘Our room was enchanting: comfortable and well lit, with all the touches that contribute to making a pleasant stay, from the electric blanket to the tray by the entrance for dirty shoes.’ A ‘joyful’ log fire burns in the ‘atmospheric’ bar; in the ‘smart’ dining room, ‘inspiring’ chef Ruaraidh Bealby’s cooking is ‘first class’. ‘Every course we ate was imaginative, well balanced and generous; the service was prompt and well timed.’ Breakfast is praised: ‘quality cereals, good fresh fruit salad, any juice you fancy’; ‘perfectly cooked scrambled eggs with a generous portion of smoked salmon’; ‘the tastiest bacon’. (Francine and Ian Walsh)
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