9. 2 on ground floor, in coach house.
2 lounges, restaurant, breakfast/private dining room, free Wi-Fi (in Reception area), in-room TV (Freeview), 10-acre grounds (tennis, croquet, small lake, kitchen garden), unsuitable for disabled.
all ages of ‘well-behaved’ children welcomed.
 per room single D,B&B from £175, double £255–£325.
Good Hotel Guide Review
Combine ‘excellent’ accommodation and a ‘friendly’ atmosphere for a ‘relaxing’ stay at Nita and Peter Hauser’s late Victorian mansion. The Hausers have owned and run their traditional country hotel for more than 30 years, attracting many regular guests. Bedrooms are located in the main building and the former coach house; most overlook the landscaped gardens. Each is individually decorated (a cheerful country look here, a grand four-poster bed there); all have antiques to complement the period style. The expansive grounds invite a ramble – watch out for local birdlife. Weary explorers of the Dorset countryside return to home-made cake and a freshly brewed pot of tea in the afternoon; come nightfall, make your dinner choices over canapés in the lounge. Peter Hauser’s ‘exceptional’ daily-changing menu of Austrian-inspired dishes reflects his homeland while making good use of local game and meat, and vegetables from the kitchen garden. In the morning, substantial breakfasts are served on crisply laid tables in an elegant room. Await a full English or a fish dish; toast is enjoyed with home-made jams and marmalade. ‘We had a memorable stay.’ (APPF)
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.
A Church of England cathedral, with 7th-century origins.
Thomas Hardy was born in this small cob and thatch cottage.
A limestone gorge in the Mendip Hills.
The caves are noted for the Witch of Wookey Hole – a human-shaped rock , reputedly turned to stone by a monk from Glastonbury.
The seat of the Bishop of Bath, Wells Cathedral has been described as 'the most poetic of the English cathedrals'.