9. 4, in coach house, on ground floor.
all year, only coach house rooms at Christmas and New Year, no breakfast 25/26 Dec, 1 Jan.
breakfast room, small sitting area, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), ¾-acre grounds (lake), unsuitable for disabled.
all ages welcomed.
allowed (not unattended) in 1 coach house room, not in public rooms.
Amex, MasterCard, Visa.
per room B&B single £70–£95. double £80–£125.
Good Hotel Guide Review
A scattering of jazz memorabilia sets the tone at this Georgian country house B&B on a ridge overlooking the Cary river valley. ‘We stayed here for the second year running,’ say Guide regulars in 2018. ‘It’s very comfy.’ Owned by musician Roy Copeland, with ‘delightful, helpful’ Lynne Vincent as manager, it is run with a ‘touch of class’. In the ‘lovely garden’, black swans and ducks mill about on a lake, surrounded by woodland. traditionally decorated bedrooms in the main house and converted coach house are ‘very comfortable’ and enjoy. Rooms have a country cottage air with pretty florals. However, housekeeping could be better, say some readers.Bathroom fixtures may appear old-fashioned (‘they all worked though!’). Lynne has a wealth of local knowledge, with ‘superb advice’ on where to dine come evening. Top pick: the White Hart (see Shortlist) in the centre of the medieval market town. ‘Breakfast is extremely good.’ Taken in the orangery, it includes French yogurts, cereals, freshly squeezed orange juice; smoked streaky bacon, toasted muffins, creamy eggs, all cooked to order. Equally tasty is the vista from the belvedere. (Rodney and Mary Milne-Day)
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