Feb–Dec, open Christmas and New Year, restaurant closed Sun, Mon.
lounge/bar, restaurant, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), 1-acre garden (alfresco dining), unsuitable for disabled.
in lounge and dining room in late afternoon and evening.
not under 16.
allowed in bedroom (£8 per night), not in public rooms.
Amex, MasterCard, Visa.
 per room B&B from £150, D,B&B from £223. 2-night min. stay preferred.
Good Hotel Guide Review
Picture postcard it may be, but there is nothing twee about this 15th-century farmhouse, ‘beautifully restored, and with lots of character’, on a National Trust estate. It is run as a stylish guest house by ‘great hosts’ Max Lawrence and Andrew Stinson, with ‘charming staff’. There are deep armchairs and sofas and a wood-burning stove in the lounge; on fine days, a parasol on the lawn marks the place for an alfresco drink or meal. Up the stairs, bedrooms are generously equipped with an espresso machine, Cornish-grown tea, home-made biscuits and a complimentary minibar; robes and smart toiletries in the bathroom. ‘I thought my room – with an ancient wig cupboard! – very good, though I would have liked a chest of drawers.’ Two nights a week, Max Lawrence cooks a short, seasonal menu of ‘tasty’ modern British dishes, perhaps beetroot salad, Somerset goat’s cheese; duck breast, heritage carrots, potato terrine, broccoli. ‘Breakfast has the lot’: locally pressed apple juice, porridge with clotted cream and brown sugar, smoked haddock, local bacon. Ask for a picnic in a wicker hamper, and have the hosts point you in the direction of their favourite picnic spots. (Zara Elliott)