48. 16 in stable block a short walk away, some on ground floor., 1 (main house) suitable for disabled.
all year, closed for lunch Mon/Tues.
great hall, morning room, drawing room, library, 2 dining rooms, function facilities, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Sky, Freeview), civil wedding licence, spa (swimming pool, 8 by 16 metres), 94 acres of gardens and parkland, tennis, public rooms wheelchair accessible.
not under 6.
allowed in some bedrooms in stable block with access to grounds.
all major cards.
per room B&B £200–£750. A la carte £51.
Good Hotel Guide Review
In a Georgian Arcadia, this Jacobean mansion, refashioned in the 1700s, was the palatial refuge of the exiled Louis XVIII and his court. Public rooms are filled with antiques, oil paintings, flowers. A staircase adorned with statues leads up to lavish suites and spacious bedrooms supplied with freshly baked biscuits. A top-floor room was ‘excellent, large and light’, with a shared roof terrace; a room in the stables annexe is ‘perfectly good’, though less grand than those in the main house. ‘Everything hangs together with style, confidence and attention to detail,’ writes a reader this year, praising ‘the relaxed friendliness and a sense that nothing is too much trouble’. Smart dress is expected in the dining rooms, where head chef Daniel Richardson’s cooking is modern and inventive. ‘I particularly liked the venison infused with hibiscus.’ A less happy reader found his meal ‘bland’, while, on an off night, a party of 20 caused kitchen and service to falter. Some other quibbles (‘cold, bendy’ breakfast toast, a mojito with no mojo). However, all agree that Historic House Hotels, on behalf of the National Trust, maintains the house and grounds in high style. (Matthew Caminer, and others).
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Enjoy an extra night free, staying three nights for the price of two. Enjoy a complimentary night’s stay from as little as £160 per person per night based on two people sharing a classic double or twin room. Upgrades available to Royal Rooms or Court Suites from just £75 per night. *Available from 1st March to 30th September 2019. Offer subject to availability. Dinner must be taken on at least two nights of your stay to validate this offer. Rate includes accommodation, free Wi-Fi, cooked English breakfast and use of the Spa*. To benefit from this offer, please mention The Good Hotel Guide when booking.