16. 7 in garden wing, 4 in chapel wing.
bar, lounge, restaurant, games room, private dining room, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Sky, Freeview), civil wedding licence, terrace, beauty treatment rooms, 3/4 -acre garden, unsuitable for disabled.
all day in public areas.
all ages welcomed.
allowed in some garden rooms, on terrace, in lounge (£15 per night).
Amex, MasterCard, Visa.
room £149-£404. Continental breakfast £6, cooked dishes £6-£12, a la carte dinner £40. 1-night bookings refused weekends.
Good Hotel Guide Review
‘In a pretty south-Cotswolds village’, this is a ‘fun, relaxing place’. A Palladian mansion with Arts and Crafts refinements and an Italianate loggia, it was recently made over for the Calcot Collection (see Calcot Manor, Lord Crewe Arms). ‘A splendid lounge had views out to the garden and a huge fireplace with a roaring log fire’; the cocktail bar was ‘glamorous and exciting’. Bedrooms, some in separate wings, are decorated in restful, neutral shades. One suite has a log-burner, a stone balcony. One reader’s room had ‘mullioned windows looking over the garden and two terraces, to the valley and hills behind’. There was an espresso machine, while ‘a little box called Chef’s Delight held a cake and a biscuit’. At dinner in the ‘large, high-ceilinged restaurant’ or alfresco, new chef Jamie McCallum’s imaginative cooking includes such dishes as rack of Cotswold lamb, crisp belly, roast artichoke, sand carrot, ricotta, morels; from the vegetarian menu, herb gnocchi, roast artichoke, purple sprouting broccoli. At breakfast, there are kippers, home-made crumpets, smoked salmon. Be aware: ‘As it’s on a steep slope, there are steps everywhere.’ (JG, and others)