Les and Vanessa Scott’s playful, Palladian-style house is all comfort and bonhomie. More

Contact details

4 Ash Close
PE37 7NH
01760 723845

Hotel information


14. 6 in annexes, 1 on ground floor.


all year except 1 week at Christmas.


drawing room, reading room, restaurant, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), terrace, cafe/deli, 1-acre garden, cafe wheelchair accessible.

Background music

all day in public areas.


all ages welcomed.


allowed in some bedrooms (£10 per day), lounges, not in restaurant.

Credit cards

Amex, MasterCard, Visa.


per room B&B from £99, D,B&B £159–£310. A la carte £30. 1-night bookings refused weekends, 3-night min. bank holidays.

Good Hotel Guide Review

Where does one find sanctuary in the middle of town? At the end of a discreet lane behind the main street. Les and Vanessa Scott’s playful, Palladian-style house is all comfort and bonhomie. A pair of preening cats at the door signals that you’re in the right place. ‘In the sitting area, a wonderfully mad chandelier hangs above arresting, eclectic pieces of art.’ The ‘cordial, welcoming staff’ are managed by Hannah and Dominic Hughes, the Scotts’ daughter and her husband. The ‘imaginative’ bedrooms, spread across the main house and converted outbuildings, are equal parts quirky and practical. One has a Moroccan-style tented ceiling, another a cinema screen and film collection. ‘Our comfortable ground-floor suite had an attractive bedroom and sitting room (the walls were amusingly decorated with dog silhouettes), but the deep bathtub in the bathroom was best suited to mountaineers.’ In the award-winning basement restaurant, Jules Hetherton whips up modern British dinners based on local, seasonal and ethical produce, while the CoCoes deli serves lunch of ‘rightly famous’ fishcakes with ‘an exceptional fennel slaw’. (MAS, and others)

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Guest comments

'The location is amazing. You drive through a narrow road between some buildings, and then it opens up into the hotel grounds. This magnificant building is set in tidy gardens. We were greeted by a very pleasant receptionist. We stayed in Coco's 2, a converted building on the edge of the grounds. It was modern, with all the facilities, a large, comfortable bed, a walk-in shower room. The dining expereince was extremely good: food expertly cooked by a young team; most of the ingredeints are from local producers. All the staff were helpful. ' - MB - February, 2026
'We were quickly greeted and showed us to our suite with bedroom, bathroom and sitting rooms. The rooms were attractive but it required mountaineering skills to enter the bath. The bed was very comfortable and the storage space sufficient, Dinner was excellent. At breakfast there was a good choice. The staff were all very helpful. Muzak never stopped in the public rooms and was mostly sung. The hotel has charm. Cats are much in evidence. ' - John and Elspeth Gibbon - December, 2016
'If you want a hotel that is the antithesis of a standard 'chain' hotel come here! All the rooms are quirky and different, and it is fun to look at the varied and unusual ornaments and decorations.It has a 'green' ethos and the food was excellent - organic and local, and the staff were friendly and helpful. ' - Jane & Martin Bailey - August, 2013

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Last updated: October 8, 2018. Information from the 2019 Good Hotel Guide