7. 1 for week-long let.
all year except Christmas Day, New Year and 3 weeks in Jan, also closed Sun, Mon and Tues lunchtime.
2 lounges, restaurant, conservatory, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), 3½-acre garden (terrace, paddock), restaurant wheelchair accessible.
not under 5.
allowed in bedrooms, sitting rooms, only assistance dogs in restaurant.
per person B&B £60–£95 (double room, single occupancy £85–£155), D,B&B double £120–£150. Set 3-course dinner £55. 1-night bookings sometimes refused at weekends.
Good Hotel Guide Review
‘So relaxing and homely, but with style and much attention to detail’, Emma and Tim Ford’s ‘absolutely delightful’, ‘tranquil’ restaurant-with-rooms is the ‘complete package’, say Guide readers this year. The ‘handsome old’ Georgian country house is set in ‘peaceful, secluded gardens’ including a towering cedar tree where guests take afternoon tea. ‘I couldn’t believe it’s only a mile from Yeovil but in the depths of the country.’ Acclaimed service is courtesy of an ‘attentive hostess’ and ‘pleasant well-trained staff’. ‘Lovely’, airy bedrooms have a country house feel; comfortable beds, sash windows, home-made shortbread, and ‘free-range coat-hangers’, although ‘some guests might baulk at the number of scatter cushions’ (one reader counted 13). In the crisply smart restaurant, the ‘amazing cuisine’ of Tim Ford and son Olly uses seasonal, mainly local, ingredients for dishes such as Cornish red mullet fillet, basil-crushed new potatoes, saffron sauce; saddle of wild roe deer, beetroot purée, savoy cabbage, rösti. The acclaimed wine list offers exceptional wines by the glass. ‘Our first visit and not our last.’ (Mary Coles, Ross Urquhart, Zara Elliot, Michael Cross, Lindsay Hunt)
Midweek Sparkler Offer
£110 per person per night. Offer includes king size double room with en suite shower, afternoon tea, glass of champagne (or preferred aperitif), three-course dinner (full choice off menu) and full English breakfast. Based on a couple sharing, minimum two night stay. Upgrades Available valid Tuesday to Thursday. 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
This hotel accepts room upgrade vouchers which entitle readers to a space available room upgrade. The voucher must be presented at check-in and is entirely at the hotelier’s discretion.