38. 27 in 2 garden wings.
all year, B&B only Nov–mid-Feb, except Christmas–New Year (full service).
lounge, bar, 2 restaurants, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), civil wedding licence, sun deck, 2-acre gardens, covered swimming pool (12 by 4 metres), vineyard, tennis, beach, golf nearby, unsuitable for disabled.
all ages welcomed.
allowed in garden rooms, not in restaurants or lounge.
Amex, MasterCard, Visa.
per room B&B single £85–£157, double £160–£394, DB&B single £95–£185, double £180–£448. A la carte £42.
VisitEngland Four Star Country House Hotel
Good Hotel Guide Review
‘High standards are maintained,’ writes a devoted fan, following a New Year stay at the Francis family’s hotel, forged from a 16th-century fortification. ‘It was warm and cosy, with gorgeous flowers and an entertaining programme of activities.’ Other guests report ‘plenty of positives: helpful staff, great setting, delicious breakfasts’; ‘fabulous historic features, in particular the dungeon bar’. There was praise for the castle’s ‘wonderful comfy bedrooms’, but a mixed reception for one of its ‘slightly Butlin’s-style row of cabins’. It was ‘nicely decorated with a comfortable, large bed’, but also ‘fairly small, with a rather jaded bathroom, and a view of bushes’. In the dining rooms, one a vine-hung conservatory, chef Billy Littlejohn’s ‘stupendous’ modern British menus include the likes of sea bass fillet, chive and Parmesan risotto cake, carrot purée, asparagus spears, baby corn and chive velouté. Some wines are from the family vineyard. Vegan visitors were disappointed to find, despite assurances when booking, no dining options. Boating excursions are run on fine days, with ‘well-stocked bookshelves and board games’ for less clement weather. (Abigail Kirby-Harris, IB, and others)
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Family Stay Special Offer
Family Stay Special Offer: Stay 5 nights or more and receive £100 per family towards a Scilly activity of your choice. You will receive £100 worth of vouchers per family to use in a selection of activities on the island. T&Cs – This offer applies to children up to 16 years old staying with parents. The vouchers are redeemable at reception and offer lasts throughout the year. Activities include the following: sailing, horse riding or snorkelling with seals. To benefit from this offer, please mention The Good Hotel Guide when booking.
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.
Guide Book Vouchers
This hotel accepts discount vouchers which entitle readers to a 25% discount off their normal B&B rate for a single night’s stay. Each printed copy of the Guide contains six vouchers worth in total about £150.Buy the guide