all year except Christmas.
bar, lounge, drawing room, dining room, orangery, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Sky), function facilities, civil wedding licence, 5 acres of grounds (walled garden, kitchen garden), unsuitable for disabled.
in bar and dining room.
all ages welcomed (toys and dressing gowns provided).
per room B&B single £95–£115, double £150–£180, D,B&B single £138–£158, double £246–£276. Set dinner £48.50.
Good Hotel Guide Review
All is peaceful at John and Sue Cushing’s 18th-century manor house hotel, approached down a country lane embraced by green fields. ‘Intimate and informal’, the ‘uniformly brilliant’ family enterprise was begun by Mr Cushing’s mother, Helen Ward, in 1983; today, the Cushings’ daughter Victoria is a ‘chatty and personable’ presence front-of-house. Bedrooms are stocked with bathrobes and slippers, fresh milk, home-baked biscuits and ‘lots of different teas’. ‘Our cosy room was tastefully furnished, and had delightful views of the grounds. The bed was super comfy – we could have slept for days.’ ‘Inviting’ lounges have plenty of space to breathe easy, but make time for a stroll down the great lawn and into the walled garden – the work of ‘talented gardeners’. At dinner – there’s an open fireplace in the Arts and Crafts-style dining room – chef Chris Weatherstone’s ‘beautifully presented’ dishes, perhaps poussin, braised leeks, chervil root, make imaginative use of produce from the ‘extraordinary’ fruit and vegetable garden. Breakfast is roundly praised: freshly squeezed orange juice, home-baked bread, ‘perfectly poached eggs’, ‘excellent veggie options’. (PI, and others)
- USA Today: British hotels with gorgeous gardens
This hotel accepts room upgrade vouchers which entitle readers to a space available room upgrade. The voucher must be presented at check-in and is entirely at the hotelier’s discretion.