52. 16 in stable block, some on ground floor, 2 suitable for disabled.
lift, 4 drawing rooms, bar, 3 dining rooms, conference facilities, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Sky), civil wedding licence, spa (swimming pool, 8 by 16 metres), 94-acre grounds (gardens, parkland, tennis).
pianist most Fri and Sat nights.
not under 6.
allowed by arrangement in dedicated suites, guide dogs in main house, dining areas.
Amex, MasterCard, Visa.
 per room B&B from £200, D,B&B from £360. Set dinner £43–£59. 1-night bookings sometimes refused peak weekends.
Good Hotel Guide Review
Wander through the ‘extravagantly and sumptuously furnished’ rooms at this stately mansion – it’s not hard to imagine being a member of the court of Louis XVIII of France, who lived here, in exile, in the 19th century. Today, run by Historic House Hotels for the National Trust, it’s a ‘special’, ‘blissfully quiet’ place to stay. ‘It oozes history – we loved it,’ say guests, including ‘a keen historian’, this year. The ‘spectacular’ building stands in ‘incredible’ grounds with a lake, a church and a Gothic tower; inside, ‘super’ bedrooms are decorated in period style. For a royal experience, book one of the lavish four-poster suites outfitted with antiques and fine paintings. ‘Dine well’ in the formal restaurant (‘elegant in an old-fashioned way’, with candles and floor-length tablecloths), where chef Daniel Richardson’s seasonal menu uses ‘beautifully fresh’ fruit, vegetables and herbs from the garden and orchard. More casual dinners may be taken in the spa café on Friday and Saturday nights. Mornings, breakfast is ‘fine’: grilled Loch Fyne kippers, poached haddock, ‘the best porridge we’ve tasted’. (A and BB, Richard Morgan-Price, and others). This hotel is a member of Pride of Britain hotels.
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£99 Per Person Special Offer
Have you ever wanted to stay in a National Trust house? Well now you can with this special offer to celebrate the launch of their new website. For £99 per person per night (based on two people sharing a Classic room), you receive overnight accommodation, cooked breakfast, full use of the Spa plus a £20 allowance each towards dinner. To take advantage of this offer, book before 30th September 2017 to stay between 4th September – 21st December 2017. Valid Sunday to Thursday. Subject to availability. To benefit from this offer, please mention The Good Hotel Guide when booking.