15. 3 in cottages, 5 in converted stables.
lounge, orangery, restaurant, ‘chef’s kitchen’, wedding/function facilities, free Wi-Fi in lounge only, in-room TV (Freeview), civil wedding licence, 4-acre garden, unsuitable for disabled.
in lounge, restaurant.
not under 12.
allowed in 2 bedrooms and orangery.
 per room B&B £169–£419, D,B&B £100 added per couple. À la carte meal £55.
Good Hotel Guide Review
‘Well-appointed’ bedrooms, a ‘gem’ of a restaurant and ‘exceptionally helpful’ staff combine at this ‘very comfortable’ countryside hotel. The 18th-century house has been ‘sympathetically’ refurbished by owner/manager Andrew Wildsmith; an ‘unstuffy atmosphere’ reigns, say trusted Guide contributors in 2016. ‘Comfortable’ bedrooms are furnished in a modern country style; a spacious attic suite, up narrow steps, has beams and a low window seat. The old stables were converted into five suites this year. In the 15th-century banqueting hall, savour Oliver Martin’s ‘vibrant’ modern dishes, perhaps wild sea bass, shrimp butter, salt-baked celeriac. ‘We enjoyed great flavours. While the limited dinner menu doesn’t change daily, you can choose, à la carte style, from the tasting menu. The only negative? We felt the music didn’t create the right ambience.’ In the morning, a ‘generous’ breakfast is fuel for walks from the door (‘no need to drive’). ‘Ideally located’ for the Yorkshire Dales and the southern Lake District. Andrew Wildsmith also owns Forest Side, Grasmere (see entry). (John Patterson, D and KW)
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10% discount voucher
This hotel accepts discount vouchers which entitle readers to a 10% discount off their normal B&B rate for a single night’s stay. To take advantage of this offer, you must present the voucher at the time of booking.