25. 11 in annexes, 2 on ground floor, 1 suitable for disabled.
2 drawing rooms, 2 restaurants, cinema, meeting rooms, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), crèche, spa, heated indoor and outdoor swimming pools (12 by 5 metres), civil wedding licence, 14-acre grounds (kitchen garden, children's play areas, fields).
all day in restaurants.
all ages welcomed.
not allowed in restaurants.
Amex, MasterCard, Visa.
 per room B&B £120–£500, D,B&B £190–£570. À la carte £40. 1-night bookings sometimes refused weekends and bank holidays.
Good Hotel Guide Review
Parents ‘sleep like babies’ at this ‘fantastic’ family-friendly hotel, in a Jacobean manor house in ‘glorious’ countryside. ‘They’ve thought of absolutely everything to accommodate children and adults,’ says an ‘impressed’ guest in 2016. Part of Nigel Chapman’s Luxury Family Hotels group, the hotel has ‘a happy, relaxed atmosphere’; there’s ‘character in spades’, from the curio-filled public rooms to the ‘beautiful’ bedrooms and sprawling grounds – ‘just wild enough, in parts’ – that are ‘ripe for exploration’. Long afternoons may be spent in playrooms and pools, picking through a garden maze, collecting eggs from the hens and ducks, peering at tadpoles in the ornamental pond; ‘expert’ childminders ‘put parents’ minds at ease’. ‘We particularly liked the lovely extras: morning newsletters, hand-written notes to the children at breakfast, junior treatments in the spa.’ Young guests eat well in The Orangery; once the kids are in bed, sit in the candlelit restaurant and enjoy a menu inspired by the produce from their own kitchen garden, the whole soothed by ‘a contented murmur of adult conversation’. Breakfast brings pastries, fruit, thick yogurt from the buffet; cooked dishes are served at table. (ZH, and others)
An English country house, noted for its maze, landscaped parkland and safari park.