Good Hotel Guide Review
An anniversary in 2020, and a valediction: a century after this Victorian private house first opened to paying guests, and 13 years after they took over, Glynis and Simon Wood are preparing to retire. They will be missed by those readers who have ‘stayed many times and always enjoyed the visit’. The spruce and contemporary interiors include bedrooms ranging from the smallest ‘standard’ with shower room, to a spacious ‘superior’; all have still and sparkling water, Bath House toiletries. Second-floor superior-view rooms have a double-ended bath with rain shower over; king-size beds perfectly positioned to enjoy spectacular mountain views through big windows. A fire burns in the newly refurbished lounge with huge, modern armchairs, neutral decor, while in the dining room and conservatory, Matt Clarke’s ‘delicious and imaginative gourmet’ dishes include Goosnargh duck breast, spring roll, king carrot, tenderstem broccoli, soy and sesame jus. Breakfast brings fresh-baked bread and croissants, a daily smoothie, a kipper. As we go to press, the hotel is up for sale. We hope that whoever follows will continue to offer the fine hospitality of these ‘very friendly hosts’. (WS and others)
13. 1 on ground floor.
all year except 15–26 Dec, 5–23 Jan, 2–13 Aug.
lounge, bar, restaurant, conservatory dining room, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), ½-acre garden, unsuitable for disabled.
classical at breakfast, ‘easy listening’ at dinner.
all ages welcomed (not under 10 in restaurant or public rooms after 6 pm).
allowed in 3 bedrooms, front lounge.
per room B&B single £82–£156, double £82–£190. À la carte £38, tasting menu £65. 1-night bookings usually refused weekends.
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.
Guide Book Vouchers
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.