2 sitting rooms, dining room, kitchen/breakfast room, laundry for guests’ use, function facilities, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), 4-acre gardens in 13-acre grounds (parkland, tennis, heated outdoor swimming pool in season), unsuitable for disabled.
all ages welcomed.
Amex, MasterCard, Visa.
 per room B&B £145, 1-night bookings usually refused weekends in summer.
Good Hotel Guide Review
‘An ideal B&B’, Lynn and Jonathan Mathias’s Georgian manor house, much made over in Victorian times, is approached via a tree-lined drive through large grounds. ‘It’s definitely a place for people who like to chat and get to know their hosts,’ say Guide inspectors in 2017. ‘Lynn and Jonathan are extremely friendly, and were pleased to tell us the history of their house. In the morning, they gave us helpful suggestions for our day.’ The house stands in large grounds, overlooking a lake with an island folly built on the ruins of medieval Starborough Castle; there are ‘lovely views over the peaceful setting’ from the ‘fine, spacious’ drawing room. Bedrooms, each different, are ‘elegant and tasteful’. ‘Our enormous bed had the most comfortable, deep duvet; soft towels and indulgent bath products in the bathroom. Our hosts provided us with crockery, cutlery and glasses to eat our picnic supper.’ At breakfast in the roomy kitchen, ‘Lynn was happy to adapt a very good cooked breakfast to my slightly fussy requirements’. On the side: ‘a delicious array’ of fruits, cereals, yogurts and jams. Historic Hever Castle and the National Trust’s Standen House and garden are within a 20-minute drive.
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