Good Hotel Guide Review
The first of Nigel Chapman’s Luxury Family Hotels (see also Fowey Hall, Fowey, and Moonfleet Manor, Fleet) occupies a ‘pretty, rambling’ Jacobean manor house in ‘lovely grounds’ with ‘views across the Wiltshire countryside’. The formula is a winner: provide a spa and fine dining for adults, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, and all-day fun for children. There are ‘lots of small, cosy sitting rooms with wood fires and squashy sofas’, a kids’ club, baby-listening and babyminding, nature trails, a grass maze and fairy garden, eggs to collect, fruit to pick, a playroom with air hockey, table football. Four-legged guests get a welcome pack and outdoor shower. Accommodation includes two-family rooms, suites (sleeping up to seven) and interconnecting rooms, some in annexes, some contemporary in style, some traditional. The walled garden, supplying fresh produce, is home to the White Witch of Woolley and her tiny cottage. The kitchen is home to wizard Jethro Lawrence, who creates such dishes as lamb rump, samphire, baby gem, mashed potato, grelots; ‘plenty of fish and vegetarian options’. There is an all-day lounge menu, children’s high tea. Breakfast is served with a daily newsletter.
25. 11 in annexes, 2 on ground floor, 1 suitable for disabled.
2 lounges, 2 restaurants, cinema, 2 private dining rooms, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), crèche, spa, heated indoor and outdoor swimming pools, civil wedding licence, 14-acre grounds, wheelchair accessible.
all ages welcomed.
allowed in bedrooms, public rooms, not restaurants.
Amex, MC, Visa.
per room B&B double £179–£319, family £219–£469. À la carte £40. 1-night bookings sometimes refused weekends.
Good Hotel Guide articles about
- Britain Magazine: 10 of the best hotels for Christmas and the New Year
- Visit Wiltshire: 6 weekend breaks for foodies in Wiltshire
- USA Today: British hotels with gorgeous gardens
- Huffington Post USA: Ten hotels to visit on Halloween
- The Independent: Ten of Britain’s best family friendly hotels
- MSN Travel: The 10 Best UK Hotels For A Family Holiday
Winter Break Special Offer
Treat yourself this winter to a midweek dinner-inclusive two, three or four night break, from £329. Enjoy the hotel and gardens at their best, relax in the spa, take a trip into beautiful Bath or, enjoy walks around beautiful Cotswold villages and country pubs. RATES FROM £329 FOR A TWO-NIGHT STAY. The two-night break includes breakfast and dinner each evening for two adults. RATES FROM £459 FOR A THREE-NIGHT STAY. The three-night break includes breakfast and dinner each evening for two adults. RATES FROM £609 FOR A FOUR-NIGHT STAY. The four night break includes breakfast and dinner each evening for two adults and a cream tea on the day of your choice. Please mention the Good Hotel Guide when booking.