13. 4 in coach house, 4 on ground floor.
hall/reception, lounge, bar, sun room, conservatory, restaurant, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), civil wedding licence, ¼-acre walled garden, terrace (alfresco dining).
light jazz/classical at lunch and dinner.
all ages welcomed.
Amex, MasterCard, Visa.
 per room B&B £99, D,B&B from £169. À la carte £40.
Good Hotel Guide Review
‘The welcome is always friendly’ at Joanna and Mark Donovan’s ‘likeable’ country hotel in a former priests’ house dating back to the 13th century. ‘It’s nicely informative, too, with a guided tour of the facilities,’ says a return guest this year. The ‘immaculate interiors’ are ‘charming’ – ‘low-ceilinged and nicely furnished’; a beamed lounge with a huge inglenook fireplace and ‘squashy sofas’ is an ‘enjoyable’ spot for afternoon tea or a pre-dinner drink. Bedrooms in the main house and converted coach house are individually styled, with fine linen on the bed; two suites can accommodate a family. ‘Our comfortable coach house room had a modern bathroom supplied with good toiletries, robes and fluffy towels.’ At dinner in the Georgian panelled dining room (‘we loved the high-back rattan-style chairs and spotless tablecloths’), chef Geraldine Gay focuses on Dorset venison, game birds, fish, and garden vegetables in season. ‘Everything was beautifully cooked, especially the scallops and the sirloin steak served with triple-cooked chips.’ The morning meal, in the ‘light and airy’ garden-facing breakfast room, is ‘just as good’. (Ian Malone, MW)
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