26. 16 in converted granary and stables, 1 on ground floor.
drawing room, lounge bar, restaurant, library, games room, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), civil wedding licence, terrace, 8-acre grounds, some public rooms wheelchair accessible, no adapted toilet.
in lounge bar and restaurant.
all ages welcomed.
allowed in some bedrooms, all public rooms except restaurant.
Amex, MasterCard, Visa.
per room B&B £150-£510, D,B&B £280-£640. A la carte £73, tasting menu £95. 1-night bookings refused mid-summer Sat.
Good Hotel Guide Review
A coat of arms and portraits of past owners set the tone at this honey-hued former rectory, recommended by Guide readers for a ‘welcoming, comfortable, relaxing’ country house experience. The 17th-century building is a ‘lovely’ rambling hotel with a family crest above the porch, mullion windows, antiques, cosy fireplaces and ‘lots of nice touches – board games to play, wellies to borrow’. It is surrounded by several ‘beautiful’ gardens including a lawn, apparently custom-built for Pimm’s and croquet, a walled garden, a wild flower meadow. Inside the elegant dining room, with its beams and original art, chef Charles Smith’s ‘excellent’ seasonal menus might include hand-dived Orkney scallop, green asparagus, squid ink mousseline; fallow deer, buttered hispi cabbage, young beetroots, violet mustard. The ‘well-appointed’ bedrooms have ‘lots of drawers and hangers’; the largest have archetypal Cotswold views, bay windows, colonial four-poster. Management has recently been taken back in-house, although as a reader says: ‘Had we not asked, we’d not have known: service was confident and assured. We had a very good time, and hope to return.’ (Rosemary Melling, and others)
- The i: Ten of Britain’s best hotel gardens
- Wedding Ideas Magazine: Top 10 Cotswolds Wedding Venues
- Welcome to the Cotswolds: A ‘Good Hotel Guide’ to some of the best hotels in the Cotswolds
- Independent.co.uk: 10 Best British Country House Hotels
- Conde Nast Traveler: Ten Castle Hotels Fit for Lords and Ladies
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.
This hotel accepts room upgrade vouchers which entitle readers to a space available room upgrade. The voucher must be presented at check-in and is entirely at the hotelier’s discretion.