Good Hotel Guide Review
In the sprawling grounds of the National Trust’s Buckland Abbey, this handsomely decorated property is run with bonhomie by Bertie and Bryony Hancock. Once the medieval abbey’s brew house – the granite supports for the old cider press are still in place – the stone-built home is a bright, birdsong-accompanied place to be. There are flowers and deep sofas in the drawing room; country-chic bedrooms have restorative views through mullioned windows. Residents receive passes for the abbey, and can explore its gardens outside public visiting times. NOTE: As the Guide went to press, the Hancocks announced that the house will be run on a self-catering basis for up to eight guests. Home-cooked meals on the Aga may be provided on request.
4. Plus 2 adults-only self-catering shepherd’s huts.
drawing room, in-room TV (Freeview), terrace, garden, 700-acre grounds, parking.
all ages welcomed.
from £1,468 for a long weekend in low season.