Good Hotel Guide Review
Fortune from wealthy families helped create this honey-toned 18th-century mansion on a large Wiltshire estate; fortunate visitors nowadays arrive to a wealth of additional delights. There’s an arboretum and rose garden to wander through; parkland trails to explore, on horseback if desired; fun-filled cookery classes catering for all tastes. In a walled garden, the wood, glass and marble spa has pools and treatments galore. Young visitors can retreat to the Hideaway, packed with games and activities. Refined bedrooms decorated with subtle florals or stripes have antique furniture, a TV/DVD-iPod docking station, a safe. Elegant fine dining is in Executive Chef Hywel Jones’s eponymous Michelin-starred restaurant; the Brasserie is a casual affair.
42. Some in courtyard, plus a 3-bedroom and a 4-bedroom cottage.
all year, restaurant closed Mon, Tues.
drawing room, library, restaurant, brasseries, room service, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV, civil wedding licence, spa, indoor pools, outdoor hydrotherapy and saltwater plunge pool, terrace, tennis, croquet, football pitch, equestrian centre, 5-acre grounds within 500 acres of parkland.
in public spaces.
all ages welcomed.
allowed in 4 bedrooms, part of Brasserie, by arrangement (beds, bowls, food, £25 per night).
Amex, MC, Visa.
per room B&B from £384.