Good Hotel Guide Review
Leave the fuss and fret of the AI(M) at Scotch Corner to reconnect with the land at this idyllic hotel, centred on a Georgian coach house amid gardens, parkland and woodland. Created by the Allison family, who occupy the main Palladian lodge, the hotel has beautiful bedrooms dotted around the estate buildings and shepherds’ huts. Some have a log-burner, some an outdoor hot tub. A Doghouse room in the orchard has a freestanding bath and stone patio; a timber-panelled Potting Shed has its own little garden. The Head Gardener’s Cottage opens onto the two-acre kitchen garden, which supplies produce for estate-to-plate dining. In the Coach House you will find dishes such as garden beetroot risotto and chicken, leek and smoked bacon pie. In Forge, the new fine-dining restaurant, Jake Jones’s estate-inspired tasting menus might feature Thumbelina carrot tartlet, dry-aged hogget with Yorkshire salad, and caramelised apple and thyme tart. The Forest Spa has tranquil treatment rooms and an outdoor pool.
52. In coach house and other buildings, including 16 in main house for exclusive hire, several on ground floor, 8 with hot tub, 1 suitable for disabled.
all year. Forge restaurant Thurs–Sun.
lounge, bar, snug, 2 restaurants, in-room TV (Sky), function rooms, civil wedding licence, spa (treatment rooms, outdoor heated pool), EV charging, courtyard, 200-acre gardens and grounds, public rooms wheelchair accessible, adapted toilet.
in public areas.
all ages welcomed, under-5s free, extra bed £30. Children's menu (Coach House); no under-12s in Forge restaurant.
allowed in 5 Coach House bedroom (£30 a night) and snug, not in other public rooms, walled garden or orchard, on lead at all times on estate.
Amex, MC, Visa.
B&B doubles from £235, singles from £200, incl. Continental breakfast (cooked dishes from £9). À la carte (Coach House) £45, tasting menu £125 (Forge).