18. 1 on ground floor, 2 in stables, 1 in lodge (1 mile from main house). 1 suite suitable for disabled.
drawing room, library, card room, bar, 2 dining rooms, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), civil wedding licence, terraces, 108-acre estate (fishing, ghillie available), all public rooms wheelchair accessible, adapted toilet.
all ages welcomed.
allowed in bedrooms, lounges, grounds, not in restaurant, or in library during afternoon tea.
Amex, MasterCard, Visa.
per room B&B £180–£450, D,B&B £212–£544. Set dinner £28–£47. 1-night bookings refused Fri and Sat.
Good Hotel Guide Review
A Regency cottage-orné, built by Jeffry Wyatville as a fishing lodge for Georgiana, Duchess of Bedford, is run today in characteristic relaxed-chic style by Olga Polizzi (see also Tresanton, St Mawes). ‘Staff are helpful and attentive, without being overbearing or unctuous – you’re encouraged to feel like a house guest.’ A mile-long drive bisects an Arcadia designed by Humphry Repton, with dells, streams, cascades and follies, the Tamar flowing through. The ambience is ‘unpretentious, wholly enjoyable’, say readers; it ‘feeds the historical imagination’. Main-house bedrooms have their own personality, new and vintage furniture. Some have hand-painted wallpaper, perhaps a fireplace, a freestanding bath. Two stable suites have a wood-burning stove, pantry, timber floors. In the restaurant, chef Jose Graziosi uses seasonal produce, locally farmed or foraged, in modern British dishes with an Italian accent. For example: corn-fed chicken, dauphinoise potatoes, Jerusalem artichoke purée, kale, Chantenay carrots; wild mushroom risotto, watercress, pecorino. Breakfast brings freshly squeezed juices, home-made granola, grilled kipper, a full English. (A and HB)
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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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