Good Hotel Guide Review
This country retreat occupies an extended 300-year-old manor house, once the home of Lord Louis Mountbatten. The ‘well-run’ hotel has plush seating in the cosy cocktail lounge and an ‘airy, pretty conservatory’. A choice for diners: the ‘bustling brasserie’ for classic bistro dishes, or the restaurant’s sophisticated dining. ‘Modern, clean lines’ abound in the ‘neat, if slightly characterless’ bedrooms, which have ‘an excellent shower’; in the stable block are stylish mews suites. A gallery of signed football shirts reflects the hotel’s popularity with top teams (Barcelona stayed here). There is a popular spa; several walled gardens are within the extensive grounds. Breakfast was ‘plentiful, nicely served with freshly squeezed orange juice’.
128. 16 mews suites.
cocktail lounge, bar, 2 restaurants, meeting and conference facilities, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Sky, BT), civil wedding licence, spa, indoor pool, gym, 12-acre grounds.
in cocktail lounge.
Amex, MC, Visa.
per room £154–£394, D,B&B £249–£499. 3-course set dinner menu £31.50 (brasserie), £39.50 (restaurant).