Staying in this Georgian mansion in ‘flower-filled and perfectly tended gardens’ is 'a pretty faultless experience', with 'every detail properly attended to but the atmosphere still friendly and relaxed', say readers. More
Good Hotel Guide Review
Staying in this Georgian mansion in ‘flower-filled and perfectly tended gardens’ is ‘a pretty faultless experience’, with ‘every detail properly attended to but the atmosphere still friendly and relaxed’, say readers. Tea in a drawing room designed by Thomas Hardy arrived with complimentary ‘home-made cookies, the best we’d ever eaten’. Rooms range from a cosy double with fine fabrics and a print of L S Lowry’s ‘A Cricket Match’, to a beautifully presented cottage with an original Matisse. All have fresh fruit and flowers, shortbread and luxury toiletries. One reader’s spacious first-floor room had ‘a super-king bed, an armchair, a chaise longue, great garden views, some interesting art’. At dinner, Steven Titman’s locally sourced menus include dishes such as lamb loin with Jerusalem artichoke and kale; for vegans, maple-roasted pumpkin risotto with curry spice and coconut. ‘Dinner was impeccable, with the bonus of a separate menu for vegetarians.’ For simpler fare pop out to sister property The Acorn Inn (previous entry). ‘Not a cheap stay, but worth every penny.’ ‘A genuine luxury hotel.’ (Ian Bronks, B and ID, JC, and others)
9 Fore Street
25. 6 in coach house, 4 in courtyard, 5 in cottages, 1 on ground floor suitable for disabled.
lounge, drawing room, restaurant (vegetarian/vegan menu), conservatory, meeting room, in-room TV (Sky), indoor pool, spa, civil wedding licence, 4-acre grounds (tennis), EV charging, public rooms wheelchair accessible, adapted toilet.
in bar/whisky lounge.
all ages welcomed, cots £25, extra bed £50, children’s menu.
allowed in some bedrooms (£20 per night), whisky lounge.
Amex, MC, Visa.
B&B doubles from £265. À la carte £85. 1-night bookings sometimes refused.
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