drawing room, dining room, free Wi-Fi, in-room smart TV, walled garden, unsuitable for disabled.
not under 10.
 per room B&B £130–£270.
Good Hotel Guide Review
‘The personal service, facilities and little extras put this upmarket B&B in a class above quite a few better-rated hotels we’ve stayed in.’ Guests in 2017 were charmed by Sarah and Glenn Whitter’s chic city hideaway on a hill in the Georgian quarter. ‘The hosts are delightful, dedicated and keen.’ (There’s a four-legged friend to be made, too: ‘Ask to meet Miles, the Rhodesian ridgeback.’) In ‘a quiet location’ between the two cathedrals, the refurbished town house is ‘perfect for exploring the city by foot’; theatres and restaurants are within walking distance. Step into one of the ‘well-appointed’, high-ceilinged bedrooms: there are cathedral or rooftop views from the large sash windows, and ‘interesting paintings and antiques’ – perhaps a Victorian sofa or a maple secretaire. Nice touches: macaroons and sloe gin, an antique tea service, ‘a good coffee-maker’. The drawing room has a collection of books on art and local history; a secluded walled garden is fine on a balmy day. Breakfast is a near-festive affair. At a communal table set with crystal and silver cutlery, feast on ‘a wide range’ of cooked dishes; an ‘enormous buffet’. (Kenneth Wilkins, DR, Anne Thornthwaite)