13. 12 in garden buildings, 1 suitable for disabled.
all year except Christmas and New Year.
lounge, restaurant, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), small conference facilities, 2-acre grounds in 100-acre farm.
classical, ‘easy listening’ in restaurant at mealtimes.
all ages welcomed (child’s bed £25, cot £20).
Amex, MasterCard, Visa.
per room B&B single £90, double £145. À la carte £37.
Good Hotel Guide Review
‘Standards are as high as they ever were’ at David and Heather Armstrong’s farmhouse hotel and restaurant, says a returning guest this year. The homely atmosphere is a draw. ‘David and Heather go out of their way to oblige every request.’ ‘Stunning’ gardens surround the building; inside, relax in the ‘bright and comfortable’ lounge, which has a piano and plenty of books. ‘Large’ bedrooms, some with ‘flamboyant’ touches, have a ‘firm’ double bed and ‘every extra – lovely toiletries, home-made biscuits, chocolates/sweets and a fridge for milk, bottled water, etc’. Pre-dinner drinks and canapés are served in the lounge before visitors sit down to David Armstrong’s ‘very tasty’ dinners. The ‘well-cooked’, ‘farmhouse-style’ dishes, served in ‘manageable’ portions, might include home-made pâté; rack of Yorkshire lamb, blackcurrant and port gravy. Vegetarians are well catered for with their own menu. Guests wake up to an ‘extremely good’ breakfast. ‘It really sets you up for the day. The apricot and nut toast was wonderful with their apricot preserve.’ Riverside walks are easily accessible. (Christine Hodgkin)