Good Hotel Guide Review
In the sprawling grounds of the National Trust’s Buckland Abbey, Bertie and Bryony Hancock’s stone-built home is a birdsong-accompanied place to be. The sophisticated property was once the medieval abbey’s brew house ─ the granite supports for the old cider press are still in place. There are flowers in the drawing room, plus guidebooks and magazines; country-chic bedrooms have restorative views through mullioned windows. Cider House is currently operating as an exclusive-use venue for up to eight guests. There is an Aga cooker in the country-style kitchen for self-catering; home-made suppers or celebratory dinners with your own chef can be arranged. Two cocooning, custom-built shepherd’s huts in a wooded copse are just right for stargazing. Residents receive passes for the abbey, and can explore its gardens and woodland outside public visiting times.
4. Plus 2 adult-only self-catering shepherd’s huts.
all year, shepherd’s huts open Mar–Oct.
drawing room, in-room TV (Freeview), terrace, garden, 700-acre grounds, parking.
not under 16.
from £1,466 in low season.