Stock Hill House

Combine ‘excellent’ accommodation and a ‘friendly’ atmosphere for a ‘relaxing’ stay at Nita and Peter Hauser’s late Victorian mansion. More

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Stock Hill House
Stock Hill
Gillingham
Dorset
SP8 5NR
England
01747 823626
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Hotel information

Bedrooms

9. 2 on ground floor, in coach house.

Open

all year.

Facilities

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.

Background music

none.

Children

all ages of ‘well-behaved’ children welcomed.

Dogs

not allowed.

Credit cards

MasterCard, Visa.

Prices

[2016] per room single D,B&B from £175, double £255–£325.

Other information

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)

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Stock Hill House
Stock Hill
Gillingham
Dorset
SP8 5NR

Guest comments

'Why do we keep going back? Over 37 years we have followed Peter and Nita Hauser’s journey in the hotel industry, from their early days in Sark to the present day in Dorset. Along with every other guest we are made to feel so welcome by Nita and her front of house staff. The cuisine is delicious, and Dorset and the surrounding counties has much to explore. Breakfasts offer fresh juices and fruits, homemade yogurts, muesli and cereals followed by full English or fish, toast and homemade marmalade and preserves. For the evening menu, varied every day, the produce used by Peter is of the finest quality, and his delicate touch enhances its qualities. ' - Ian Culley - December, 2012
'I have stayed over many years and am impressed that standards are as immaculate now as on my first visit. The restaurant menu goes from strength to strength with a splendid choice of the tried and tested and more innovative dishes. Service in both the hotel and restaurant is superb. ' - David Ward - October, 2012

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