7. 1 for week-long let.
all year except 4 weeks post-Christmas, closed Sun, Mon.
2 lounges, restaurant, conservatory, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), 3½-acre garden (terrace, paddock), unsuitable for disabled.
not under 5.
allowed in bedrooms, only assistance dogs in restaurant.
 per room B&B £121–£190, D,B&B £240–£290. Set dinner £43.95–£49.95. 1-night bookings sometimes refused.
Good Hotel Guide Review
Tim and Emma Ford ‘set the standard for fine country dining and impeccable hospitality’ at their ‘unpretentious, enchanting’ restaurant-with-rooms, Guide readers agree. Approach the Georgian dower house down narrow country lanes: guests sip aperitifs on the sunny terrace or under the cedar tree on the lawn in good weather, and by the fire in the lounge when temperatures fall. ‘The atmosphere is that of a friendly gathering at a modest, yet refined, country house.’ Warm, ‘tastefully decorated’ bedrooms have ‘all the accessories the modern guest expects’, plus home-made shortbread and a bouquet of garden blooms. ‘Ours had a superabundance of throw cushions, too.’ (One dissenter this year was unhappy about her accommodation, but praised the cooking.) Younger son Olly now joins his father in the kitchen, turning out ‘perfect food’ for contented diners. ‘Everything is presented with finesse. We enjoyed the seared scallop and red mullet starters; roe deer and a stuffed sole paupiette were fabulous.’ In the morning, ‘sublime jams’ are part of a ‘delicious breakfast’. (Alfred Lennon, Francine and Ian Walsh, Suzanne Lyons, Charles Goldie, and others)
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.
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