18. 2 suitable for disabled.
all year except Christmas, early Jan to mid-Feb, restaurant closed Sun/Mon.
drawing room, library, billiard room, 3 dining rooms, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), civil wedding licence, 12-acre grounds, spa, 10 by 5 metre heated outdoor swimming pool (Apr–Oct), restaurant suitable for disabled.
in reception rooms in evening.
all ages welcomed.
allowed in bedrooms and public rooms, not in restaurant.
all major cards.
per room B&B single £138–£308, double £150–£320, D,B&B £250–£420. A la carte £50.
Good Hotel Guide Review
An easy-going atmosphere and oodles of character filter through Charles Lowther’s dramatic ancestral home. As one Guide reader contentedly observed, the discreet staff and ‘shabby-chic style’ contribute to its feeling ‘more like staying at a grand house than a hotel’. There is an honesty bar by the log fire, stacks of modern art and old photographs. The ‘comfortable, classy’ bedrooms have an eclectic country house style: a four-poster bed, an antique bath, a separate WC in an old ‘priest hole’ carved into the wall, views across the 17th-century topiary garden. In the conservatory dining room, ‘the food is excellent, the staff friendly and attentive’. Richard Swales, ‘a real wizard’, serves ‘delightfully balanced and creative’ combinations of unusual, locally procured produce: perhaps home-reared chicken, cauliflower cheese, truffle; followed by geranium set cream, Yorkshire rhubarb, blood orange and Campari granita. Don’t miss the quintessentially English terraces, woodland walks or kitchen garden next to fields of goats, ducks and rare-breed pigs. ‘A wonderful experience,’ writes a reader in 2018. ‘Heartily recommended.’ (K and JP)
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Midweek Special Offer
Amazing value mid-week room rates available throughout 2019 (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday nights) – all Courtyard rooms are £150 per room per night and all Pele Tower rooms are £190, includes breakfast, excluding the festive period. Also includes a complimentary glass of fizz on arrival. To take advantage of this offer, please mention the Good Hotel Guide when booking.
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.