12. 4, each with patio, in coach house, 1 on ground floor.
all year except Christmas.
2 lounges, bar, restaurant, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), 5-acre grounds (summer house, dog-walking area, fly-fishing pool).
in evening in bar and restaurant.
not under 3.
allowed in some bedrooms, not in public rooms after 6.30 pm.
per person B&B £70–£105, D,B&B £97–£150, single occupancy £99–£120. Set menu £44. 1-night bookings occasionally refused Sat.
Good Hotel Guide Review
‘We always look forward to staying.’ Run with their son and daughter, Miles and Audrey Hunter’s ‘tranquil’ small hotel on the Welsh border received a flurry of praise from new and regular visitors this year. ‘After a trying journey, we were ushered in by unfailingly pleasant staff. Memories of the drive were already fading by the time we reached our room.’ In the ‘warm, welcoming’ lounge, daily newsletters, maps and guidebooks help plan the day, aided by log fires, newspapers and big armchairs. Individually styled bedrooms, with newly upgraded en suite shower, are peaceful and ‘spotless’. ‘Our beautiful room had plenty of space, splendid views, a private terrace and an efficient bathroom with lovely toiletries.’ Outdoor seating is a ‘restful’ place to while away the afternoon before (newly promoted) chef Alex Lloyd gives British concoctions a modern twist – ‘a joy’. ‘Breakfasts were as appetising as ever, with several new options since our last stay, including avocado on sourdough with grilled bacon. The poached eggs (my test for quality) were excellent.’ ‘I want to go back now!’ (Bob and Jean Henry, Mary Hewson, and others)
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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.
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This hotel accepts discount vouchers which entitle readers to a 25% discount off their normal B&B rate for a single night’s stay. Each printed copy of the Guide contains six vouchers worth in total about £150.Buy the guide
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.