10. In buildings around courtyard.
all year, except Christmas, restaurant closed Sun, Mon.
sitting room, dining room, 'museum' (function room), free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), civil wedding licence, 1-acre courtyard, two Tesla electric car chargers, unsuitable for disabled.
soft classical in sitting room and dining room.
over 12 only.
allowed in some bedrooms by prior arrangement, not in public rooms.
Amex, MasterCard, Visa.
per room B&B £155-£345, D, B&B from £215. 3-course market menu £50, tasting menus 6 courses £65, 9 courses £80.
Good Hotel Guide Review
Barns and stables – some medieval – surround a courtyard laid out as parterre gardens, at Willem and Pippa Vlok’s restaurant-with-rooms, deep in the Shropshire countryside. The buildings offer ‘gorgeous, cosy’ accommodation, says a reader this year, retaining rustic features – beams, bare brick or stone. Each room is individually styled, perhaps with a modern oak four-poster; all are ‘tasteful, calm, understated’. Some have been updated since last year, with showers added to bathrooms. Most are approached by a flight of steps. The lounge playfully exploits its working past as stables; stall timbers have been used to provide seating, alongside ‘lots of oak furnishing’, a log-burner and honesty bar. The breakfast/dining room dates back to the Norman Conquest, with ‘dovecote windows, a large tapestry and heavy metal candelabra’; baronial chic, if you will. Here guests choose between chef Karl Martin’s tasting menus or a market menu with either/or choices including stone bass, keta caviar, wild rice, chives; duck, squash, kale, grape, seeds. It’s ‘absolutely fabulous’, ‘special occasion’ food, but perhaps not for hikers or trenchermen. Breakfast is ‘farmhouse, local and wholesome’. (Cath Jacob)
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