‘A lovely, family-friendly hotel,’ was Guide inspectors' verdict on this 16th-century stone manor house with spa in beautiful grounds, ‘looking out over rolling hills’. More

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01666 890 391

Hotel information


35. 10 (for families) in cottage, 13 around courtyard, on ground floor, some suitable for disabled.


all year.


lounge, 2 bars, 
2 restaurants, creche, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Sky, Freeview), civil wedding licence, 220-acre grounds (tennis, heated outdoor 8-metre swimming pool, play area, spa with 16-metre pool), public areas wheelchair accessible, adapted toilet.

Background music

in restaurants.


all ages welcomed.


allowed in courtyard bedrooms, not in public rooms.

Credit cards

Amex, MasterCard, Visa.


per room B&B £229–£374, D,B&B £309–£454. 
A la carte (Conservatory) £50, (Gumstool Inn) £35.

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Good Hotel Guide Review

‘A lovely, family-friendly hotel,’ was Guide inspectors’ verdict on this 16th-century stone manor house with spa in beautiful grounds, ‘looking out over rolling hills’. Bedrooms, in main house and converted buildings around a courtyard, some with rustic timbers, are individually styled and chic. Extras include fresh fruit, biscuits, aromatherapy toiletries. A family room had ‘books, a jug of water, an espresso machine’, modern bathroom with ‘very large walk-in shower, an appealing tub’. ‘Morning tea and newspaper with no charge – great,’ writes a reader this year. The atmosphere is ‘cosy and intimate’. Fires burn in ‘informal public spaces’. There is gastropub fare in the Gumstool Inn while, in the conservatory, chef Richard Davies’s dishes include slow-cooked fillet of Calcot organic beef, salsify, baby leek, shallot mash. Staff are ‘young, enthusiastic, happy’ – although one guest found the service inattentive, the interpretation of Caesar salad disappointing. Breakfast brings smoothies, kedgeree, ‘tasty egg dishes’, smoked ham. This is an overtly child-orientated place, but various age limits apply to spa and other facilities. Barnsley House, The Painswick and Lord Crewe Arms have the same owners (see entries).

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Guest comments

''Top of the tree": ideal for both adults and children. Sensitively restored Costwold stone buildings grouped around well-maintained gardens. The hotel never seemed crowded as there are many secluded areas. Children were happy in the Playzone and the Mez,. Meanwhile adults could unwind in the excellent spa. (Children are allowed in to swim at appointed times.)The food, and the attention to detail were impressive. ' - Jane and Martin Bailey - July, 2018
'You can hear the sounds of birds all around. Quiet surroundings, lovely manicured grounds. Cosy and intimate. Clean, modern country style. Cheerful greeting. Family-friendly suite; super-comfortable bed for adults. Nice view. Large, modern bathroom. Very modern, peaceful spa but indoor pool has restrictive hours for children; outdoor pool in summer - available to them all day. Modern, informal restaurant - staff pro-active and cheerful; plenty of choice on menu. ' - RF - May, 2017
'Our deluxe room was big and comfortable but it was on the ground floor overlooking the car park. It was quiet and well lit. We ate in all three nights. Snipe, teal and grouse were first class. It is a popular venue for families with small children and the staff were efficient and friendly and coped well with the challenge. ' - Peter Anderson - October, 2016

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