drawing room, dining room, table tennis room, free Wi-Fi, wedding facilities, 1½-acre garden on 1,000-acre estate, water sports on site, unsuitable for disabled.
all ages welcomed.
all major credit cards.
per room B&B €150–€210. Set dinner €49.
Good Hotel Guide Review
History hangs about Roderick and Helena Perceval’s Georgian mansion, approached via a drive through sheep-grazed parkland. History, yes – there have been Percevals on this land since 1665 – but, on a given day, there may be the scent of freshly baked honey almond biscuits as well. On a sweeping estate including ancient woods and a lakeside Knights Templar castle, the ancestral home has antiques, gilt-framed portraits, ‘plenty of country and nature scenes’, ‘a lived-in feel’. B&B accommodation is in large, high-ceilinged bedrooms decorated in period style (some were refurbished this year). Gather with fellow guests in the ‘cosy’ drawing room, its French windows overlooking the croquet lawn and terraced gardens; on chilly days, a log fire blazes here. In the evening, a set menu of ‘quality country house cuisine’, served communally, might include lamb from the estate and ‘generous portions’ of home-grown vegetables. Sleep well – ‘heavy curtains on the bedroom windows mean it’s completely dark if that’s how you like it’ – then wake to home-made muesli, local sausages, ‘delicious fruit compotes’ made with fruit from the walled garden.
10% discount voucher
This hotel accepts discount vouchers which entitle readers to a 10% discount off their normal B&B rate for a single night’s stay. To take advantage of this offer, you must present the voucher at the time of booking.
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