31. 10 in stable block (100 yds), some on ground floor, 2 lodges and a cabin in the garden.
lounge, library, bar, restaurant, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), civil wedding licence, Potting Shed spa, kitchen garden, 6-acre grounds.
in public areas.
all ages welcomed.
 room £155--£425. Breakfast £10–£15, à la carte £35. 1-night bookings refused at weekends, Christmas, New Year.
Good Hotel Guide Review
Make merry at this convivial, creeper-covered country house standing in gardens with abundant ‘space for gambolling’. Inside, expect a jolly mish-mash of oil portraits, boar’s heads, wellies to borrow. ‘This quirkiness isn’t at the expense of comfort, however – there are plenty of comfortable places to relax.’ Accommodation is in the main house, lodges and a cabin in the grounds, and the refurbished stable block next to the walled garden (‘fragrant with all manner of herbs’). ‘The bedrooms mix the high-tech with distressed genteel, but the essentials are both modern and of high quality – a large, comfortable bed; an espresso coffee machine in a cupboard with the tea-making equipment; an effective and generously sized power shower.’ The ‘inspired’ cooking wins praise (though guests this year found the Bath pig chap – half a pig’s jaw – ‘radical’). ‘There is a rustic assortment of furnishings in the conservatory restaurant, but the food is much more sophisticated than that – an imaginative range of choice, all superbly cooked, both at dinner and at breakfast.’ Sister hotels are in Pensford, Southampton and Studland (see entries). (Robert Grimley, and others)