9. 4, in coach house, on ground floor.
all year, only coach house rooms at Christmas and New Year, no breakfast 25 Dec/1 Jan.
breakfast room, small sitting area, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), ¾-acre grounds (lake), unsuitable for disabled.
all ages welcomed.
allowed (not unattended) in 1 coach house room, not in public rooms.
Amex, MasterCard, Visa.
 per room B&B single £70–£95, double £80–£125.
Good Hotel Guide Review
In extensive gardens on the edge of this medieval market town, former jazz musician Roy Copeland’s ‘elegant, understated, very comfortable’ B&B hits the right note. It is ably managed by Lynne Vincent. Choose among the country-style bedrooms in the Grade II listed Georgian house and converted coach house across the courtyard: all rooms come with bathrobes, bottled water, a tea tray. Each has its own character – some are in the eaves, with a skylight; one has a four-poster bed and huge windows overlooking the grounds; all have a generous sprinkling of flowery prints. The ‘beautiful’ house has plenty of interest: climb to the observation deck at the top for far-reaching views of town and countryside; stroll in the gardens – ‘worth a visit in their own right’ – looking out for the resident swans on the lake. In the morning, sit down to a ‘superb’ breakfast: bread from a local bakery, fresh berries in season, hot dishes cooked to order. Dinner’s ‘not a problem’: The White Hart (see Shortlist entry) is a five-minute walk away. More reports, please.
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