all year except 23 Dec–1 Jan, 15 Feb–7 Mar.
drawing room, library, dining room, billiard room, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), 850-acre estate (6½-acre garden, farm, woodland, croquet, shooting, pheasant/clay-pigeon shooting, 2 lakes, rowing, fishing), unsuitable for disabled.
not under 9.
allowed in bedrooms, not in public rooms.
 per room B&B £140–£299. À la carte £35. 1-night bookings refused weekends 16 May–1 Sept.
Good Hotel Guide Review
Old-fashioned hospitality never goes out of style at the Dunn family’s late Tudor ancestral manor house standing in ‘beautifully kept’ gardens and great swathes of secluded grassland. Enter through stone gates and up the drive twisting past the lake. Inside the gabled building, the Dunns run their ‘delightful’ small hotel with much charm and personal attention. Public rooms have plenty to admire: antiques, portraits and paintings; family photographs; vintage china and old silver; liberal spreads of chintz. Lay your head in one of the ‘comfortable’, staunchly traditional bedrooms, each with its own character and biscuit barrel. In the evening, Jane Dunn’s ‘top-notch’ dinners are ‘simple and pleasing’, with ‘wonderfully fresh’ produce from the walled kitchen garden, perhaps grilled artichoke hearts, sun-dried tomatoes, bocconcini, fresh basil pesto. ‘Afterwards, Mr Dunn paid us a visit in the library (dressed in a three-piece suit, no less!) and chatted to us by the log fire.’ The estate is ripe for exploration: sit in the summer house, or taste strawberries in the garden; ask for a picnic to eat in the grounds. More reports, please.
This hotel accepts room upgrade vouchers which entitle readers to a space available room upgrade. The voucher must be presented at check-in and is entirely at the hotelier’s discretion.