10. 1 in main building, 9 in garden buildings, some on ground floor, 1 suitable for disabled.
all year except Christmas and New Year.
lounge, restaurant, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), small conference facilities, 2-acre grounds on 100-acre farm.
classical, ‘easy listening’ in restaurant.
all ages welcomed.
Amex, MasterCard, Visa.
per room B&B single £90, double £140. A la carte £37.
Good Hotel Guide Review
Heather and David Armstrong are warm and accommodating hosts at this ‘fascinating’ hotel, occupying a farmhouse and rustic-looking, purpose-built annexes. Clow Beck would have been known to the boy Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, aka Lewis Carroll, who lived at the village rectory and reputedly wrote ‘Jabberwocky’ there. The Armstrongs’ guests can take tea in the hotel lounge or, on frabjous days, sit out under a tumtum tree in the ‘beautiful, well-cared-for’ gardens with topiary and duck ponds. Most bedrooms are in the annexes. The styling is idiosyncratic, tending to the traditional, sometimes a bit quirky, with rather homey antiques and many personal touches. Each room (one reader felt theirs a little ‘dreary’) has a fridge, fresh milk, chocolates, home-made biscuits ‘well worth getting fat for’, posh toiletries, postcards and an umbrella. In the evening, Heather serves drinks and canapés before David’s hearty dinner. Maybe local fillet steak with melted Yorkshire Blue, or one of several vegetarian options, followed by a proper pudding or Yorkshire cheeses, in the beamed dining room. Breakfast delivers local produce, home-made breads and jam.