Good Hotel Guide Review
Built of stone from the Purbeck hills, this 200-year-old house on the edge of the village stands in formal gardens (floodlit at night). ‘Quite delightful’, the family-run hotel is owned by Karenza and Ken Mathews, their daughter, Jennifer, and her husband, Jonathan (who manage on a day-to-day basis), and are ‘always around, busy looking after their guests’. The bedrooms are decorated in traditional and modern style; some have an original fireplace, some a balcony with views of the Dorset hills, or patio doors on to the garden, ‘perfect for a summer stay’. Chef Simon Clewlow’s award-winning seasonal dishes are served in a candlelit dining room. Well placed for Sherborne and the surrounding area.
18. 1 suitable for disabled.
all year, except 2 weeks at Easter, 2 weeks in Oct/Nov.
lounge, bar/snug, restaurant, 2 function rooms, in-room TV (Freeview), civil wedding licence, ½-acre garden, parking.
all ages welcomed.
Amex, MC, Visa.
per room B&B single £79–£199, double £99–£219. Set dinner £40. 1-night bookings sometimes refused at weekends in summer.