Yalbury Cottage, which won this year’s César award for best small hotel, is this month’s prize-giving hotel. A conversion of a row of 350-year-old thatched cottages, it is in a small hamlet in a beautiful part of the country, close to Thomas Hardy’s birthplace and his old schoolhouse.
The bedrooms, reached by a mishmash of corridors, have views of gardens or fields. They are decorated in simple, rural style; a large room had ‘pastel colours, pictures on three sides’. Housekeeping is ‘immaculate’. It is run by owners, Ariane and Jamie Jones. His cooking is much admired.
All you need do to win this handsome prize of dinner, bed and breakfast for two at Yalbury Cottage is to send us a review of your favourite hotel or B&B in Great Britain or Ireland. See our competition page for more details. We welcome reports on places that have never been in the Guide or have been omitted, as well as those that have a current entry.