all year except 2 weeks Christmas, dining room closed midday, Sun/Mon/Thurs evenings.
2 lounges, bar, conservatory, dining room, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), small function facilities, 1-acre garden, unsuitable for disabled.
not under 14.
Amex, MasterCard, Visa.
per room B&B £95–£164. Set dinner £47.50. 1-night advance bookings refused weekends.
Good Hotel Guide Review
Clinton and Lisa Lovell’s 1920s mansion has a ‘stunning, unique location’ between Littlestone’s shingle beach and miles of wild marshland scattered with ancient churches. The house was built for the American actress and gossip columnist Hedda Hopper, by Clough Williams-Ellis, architect of the Italianate village at Portmeirion, Wales (see entry). Hopper planned a kind of English Le Touquet; it never happened, and the area remains unspoilt, evocative, other-worldly. The hotel bedrooms, two with a four-poster bed, feel homey, with pictures and knick-knacks; all have tea- and coffee-making facilities, mineral water and bathrobes. Ask for one with views over the water. In the first-floor lounge, browse the collection of games and cookery books; train the telescope on France. Have a drink from the honesty bar before sampling Clinton Lovell’s ‘superb’ four-course set dinners (including, perhaps, Romney Bay scallops; local marsh lamb) in the conservatory dining room. In the morning, breakfast on muesli, yogurt, fresh and poached fruit; hot dishes are cooked to order. The beach is steps away. (MB, and others)
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Three Night Special Offer
Enjoy 3 nights B&B with four course set dinner menu on two evenings and a cheese board supper on the third evening. Total cost for superior sea view room with bath and shower: £555.00 inclusive of VAT.To benefit from this offer, please mention The Good Hotel Guide when booking.
10% discount voucher
This hotel accepts discount vouchers which entitle readers to a 10% discount off their normal B&B rate for a single night’s stay. To take advantage of this offer, you must present the voucher at the time of booking.
Guide Book Vouchers
This hotel accepts discount vouchers which entitle readers to a 25% discount off their normal B&B rate for a single night’s stay. Each printed copy of the Guide contains six vouchers worth in total about £150.Buy the guide