Good Hotel Guide Review
In an idyllic setting, overlooking the village pond, this hotel in a collection of stone buildings around a pretty courtyard maintains high standards for food, comfort and service. ‘A first-class stay’, with ‘young, enthusiastic, hard-working staff who are proud of their hotel’. A former blacksmith’s, shop and barns have been converted into a hotel that feels informal yet is deeply comfortable. Three lounges – rich wallpapers, tweedy armchairs, books, piano – are ‘luxuriously appointed’, one with ‘a wood-burner creating a cosy environment’. Bedrooms have a modern country house look, with bold wallpapers, bright headboards and the occasional antique, and feature fresh milk and sloe gin. Some have a four-poster, others a big sofa; all have a rustic-chic bathroom with under-floor heating and Cowshed toiletries. Peter Neville’s ‘superb dinners’ include sophisticated dishes such as beetroot-cured salmon, or salt-aged Yorkshire duck with charred little gem. There are good vegetarian and vegan options, too. Breakfast is ‘outstanding in every respect’, especially the ‘perfectly prepared scrambled egg’. (P and AD, and others)
16. 3 on ground floor, 4 in courtyard, 1 room in hotel suitable for disabled.
bar, lounge, conservatory, restaurant, in-room TV (Freeview), civil wedding licence, heated indoor swimming pool, terrace, ½-acre garden, public areas wheelchair accessible, no adapted toilet.
in public areas.
all ages welcomed.
allowed in 2 bedrooms, on terrace and in garden, not in public rooms.
per room B&B single £95–£240, double £190–£290, D,B&B single £135–£280, double £270–£370. Tasting menu £55–£75, à la carte £46.