32. 12 suites in adjacent lodge, 7 on ground floor, 1 suitable for disabled.
all year except 24–26 Dec.
lounge, bar, restaurant, breakfast room, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), spa (15-metre swimming pool, restricted hours for under-16s, no under-8s), civil wedding licence, 50-acre grounds (tennis, trout lake, 9-hole, par-3 golf course).
all ages welcomed, no under-8s in spa.
allowed (£15 charge per dog), not in main lounge or dining room.
Amex, MasterCard, Visa.
per room B&B £205–£260, D,B&B (min. 2 nights) £245–£340. Set dinner £45.
Good Hotel Guide Review
Cocooned in ‘lovely, peaceful grounds in glorious countryside’, Jean-Pierre Mifsud’s ‘welcoming’ Victorian country house hotel continues to offer an enjoyable bucolic break. In 2018, readers highlighted the ‘pleasant service, and staff who could not have been more friendly and enthusiastic’, although a ‘little more professionalism wouldn’t go amiss’ (no help was offered with luggage, turn-down missed). Rooms with ‘typical country house furnishings’ were ‘spacious and attractively decorated’, with ‘lovely views and large fluffy towels’; less popular was the ‘disappointing polyester duvet’. The spa was ‘very good with a large pool’ and, should you venture outside in your robe, the extra health dividend of a sometimes bracing stroll to its door. New chef Mike Evans’s contemporary Celtic cuisine, served among gilt-framed portraits and sash curtains, includes such dishes as rump of Welsh lamb, dauphinoise potatoes, creamed leeks, carrots and jus. ‘It’s good, accurately cooked fish and meat’, if sometimes a little ‘overcomplicated’. Breakfast could have laid deeper foundations ‘but at least we had plenty of tea’. Northcote Manor, Burrington, Devon (see Shortlist), is under the same ownership. (David Hampshire, and others)
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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.
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This hotel accepts room upgrade vouchers which entitle readers to a space available room upgrade. The voucher must be presented at check-in and is entirely at the hotelier’s discretion.