Good Hotel Guide Review
Down a mile-long avenue of lime and beech trees, this ‘very grand and lovely’ 18th-century mansion exults in 500 acres of parkland and gardens. 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, plus indoor and outdoor play areas. At mealtimes, choose between chef Hywel Jones’s Michelin-starred fine dining restaurant and the informal modern brasserie. Wind down, afterward, in one of the elegant, classically decorated bedrooms – each is supplied with fluffy robes and slippers.
43. 18 in courtyard, 1 suitable for disabled, plus five 3- and 4-bed cottages.
all year, restaurant closed Mon–Wed.
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, electric car charging point.
in public areas.
all ages welcomed.
allowed in 4 bedrooms, part of brasserie.
Amex, MC, Visa.
per room B&B £439–£1,714. 2-night min. stay at weekends. À la carte (brasserie) £50.