Good Hotel Guide Review
Step under the arch of wisteria draped across the entrance and into this ‘lovely old building’, as visitors have done for more than 400 years. It is now part of Michael and Pamela Horton’s small Cotswold Inns and Hotels group; Mark Jelinek manages. Settle into a comfy armchair over a cup of tea in the smart, oak-panelled library (quirky lamps, well-stocked shelves, a roaring fire); head up the galleried staircase to a bedroom individually designed with jaunty checks, tweeds or hunting-themed fabrics. Rooms vary in size and style – ask for one with a four-poster bed or a feature fireplace. Bedrooms are well equipped with a capsule coffee machine, bathrobes and high-end toiletries. Some, with direct outdoor access, are dog-friendly, too. Dine in: the pleasing, light-filled restaurant is ‘a very good eatery’ serving modern British dishes; in fine weather, meals may be taken on the terrace. Library, bar, Bay Tree restaurant, patio (alfresco dining). Free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview). No background music. Civil wedding licence, function facilities. Walled garden (croquet). Children and well-behaved dogs (charge) welcomed. 21 bedrooms (2 adjoining garden rooms on ground floor). Per room B&B from £145, D,B&B from £200.
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