21. 5 on ground floor, 1 suitable for disabled, 9 in cottages in grounds.
all year, except 23-27 Dec.
drawing room, bar, dining room, conservatory, function rooms, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Sky), civil wedding licence, 10-acre grounds, spa, heated swimming pools, tennis, pitch and putt, 6-hole 18-tee golf course, public rooms wheelchair accessible.
background in dining room/conservatory.
all ages welcomed.
well-behaved dogs allowed in some bedrooms with access to gardens, not in public rooms.
Amex, MasterCard, Visa.
per room B&B from £150, D,B&B from £230. Set dinner £45. Min. 2-night stay Fri/Sat.
Good Hotel Guide Review
‘We much enjoyed our stay,’ writes a reader this year, of this Edwardian country house hotel in ‘grounds of a sporty nature’. The tennis courts, croquet lawn, bowling and putting greens are ‘in immaculate condition’. Run by the O’Brien family for six decades, this is a professional operation hosting corporate events, yet retaining a relaxed ambience. Bedrooms are pretty and traditional, supplied with bathrobes, slippers, good toiletries and home-made biscuits. With 24-hour room service, staff spring into action when you call. ‘They were very helpful, they remade our bed with super sheets and a beautiful blanket,’ continues our reader, spurning a duvet. And the room? ‘Comfortable’, with ‘an excellent, large and long bath’. Downstairs, ‘there was a huge lounge for relaxing before and after eating. Also a large bar with good views over the golf course.’ The kitchen, under executive chef Callum Keir, wins praise for modern dishes, with the emphasis on seasonal and local ingredients, for instance, loin and belly of pork, pickled cauliflower, snow peas. ‘Very good dinner with super amuse-bouche… We would very definitely stay again.’ (John Barnes, MW)
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