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 in dedicated suites, guide dogs in main house, dining areas.
Amex, MasterCard, Visa.
 per room B&B £190–£720. Set dinner £43–£49.
Good Hotel Guide Review
Swish up the drive through an Arcadian landscape to reach this Jacobean mansion. Enlarged and remodelled in the 1700s, it has ‘extremely grand’ interiors that have been ‘kept in fine order’. ‘The location and Georgian decor are everything you expect from a National Trust property,’ writes a Guide insider, ‘and the friendly staff work well as a family.’ Bedrooms in the mansion and converted riding school are huge; bathrobes and home-made biscuits come as standard. ‘We really appreciated our room in the main house – silent, comfy, with great views.’ ‘Royal rooms’ with antiques and paintings recall the years when the house was home to the court-in-exile of Louis XVIII of France, who trashed the place. Today’s more appreciative guests spend long afternoons in the spa and its swimming pool, then dress up to dine by candlelight, perhaps on roasted Chiltern Valley partridge or line-caught sea bass, truffled gnocchi, charred leeks. ‘The food is up to the elegance of the surroundings,’ said guests this year, though others wished for more variety. After a ‘fine breakfast’, ‘formally served’, head outside to the ‘marvellous gardens’. (Francine and Ian Walsh, and others)
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£89.50 Per Person Special Offer
Have you ever wanted to stay in a National Trust house? Well now you can – this special offer is for accommodation for two people in a double or twin room, cooked English breakfast, full use of the spa, PLUS a £15 allowance each towards dinner food in the hotel restaurant and 15% discount on pre-booked spa treatments. All this for £89.50 per person per night (a supplement for single occupancy applies). This offer is valid Sunday to Thursday from 1st October 2017 to 31st March 2018. Subject to availability; excludes 23rd December 2017- 2nd January 2018 & 14th February 2018; children welcome over six years. To benefit from this offer, please mention The Good Hotel Guide when booking.