Good Hotel Guide Review
Approach this 18th-century mansion, exulting in 500 acres of parkland and gardens, down a mile-long avenue of lime and beech trees: what awaits is ‘very grand and lovely’. There are an arboretum and a rose garden to wander through; trails to explore, on horseback if desired; cookery classes for all tastes. In a walled garden, the award-winning spa has swimming pools and treatments galore. Young visitors aren’t neglected: they have sports and pony rides, indoor and outdoor play areas. At mealtimes, choose between chef Hywel Jones’s Michelin-starred fine dining restaurant and the informal modern brasserie. Then rest up for another day, in one of the elegant bedrooms – they range in size from snug to spacious.
43. Some in courtyard, 1 suitable for disabled, plus a 3-bed and a 4-bed cottage.
all year, restaurant closed Mon, Tues.
drawing room, library, restaurant, brasserie, in-room TV, civil wedding licence, spa, indoor pools, outdoor hydrotherapy and saltwater plunge pools, terrace, tennis, croquet, football pitch, equestrian centre, 5-acre grounds within 500 acres of parkland.
in public areas.
all ages welcomed.
allowed in 4 bedrooms, part of brasserie.
Amex, MC, Visa.
per room B&B £414–£1,714, D,B&B £588–£1,888. 2-night min. stay at weekends.