Whatley Manor

Easton Grey, Wiltshire

Once you have navigated the joys of this 'rambling building' in honey Cotswold stone, with its 'superb spa', cinema and choice of dining, there are the 26 different 'rooms' in the 'beautiful, well-tended gardens' to explore. More

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Once you have navigated the joys of this ‘rambling building’ in honey Cotswold stone, with its ‘superb spa’, cinema and choice of dining, there are the 26 different ‘rooms’ in the ‘beautiful, well-tended gardens’ to explore. Among them are a topiary courtyard, ‘charming little retreats’, a water feature, and woodland walk. Within, the decor is ‘muted, leaning towards the masculine’. Wood panelling, rugs on polished floors, artwork and interesting objets create a ‘welcoming’ atmosphere in the lounges. For dinner, you can indulge in Niall Keating’s two-Michelin-starred ‘daring and innovative’ taster menu, perhaps halibut with yuzukosho and black truffle, and a chocolate dessert with buttermilk and chamomile, although one reader found the ceremony of 11 courses too lengthy. Alternatively, Grey’s Brasserie has a ‘sophisticated city’ vibe and dishes such as stone bass with mussels. Airy bedrooms have a modern elegance, and welcome with fruit, chocolates and elderflower cordial while under-floor-heated bathrooms have a bath as well as shower. Breakfast is ‘beautifully presented’ and ‘the standard set here is extremely high’.

Hotel details

Address

Easton Grey
Wiltshire
SN16 0RB
England

Telephone

01666 822888

Bedrooms

23. Some on ground floor, 1 suitable for disabled.

Open

all year, dining room Thurs–Sun eve, Grey’s Brasserie all week.

Facilities

3 lounges, 2 bars, brasserie, restaurant (vegetarian/vegan menus), cinema, gym, spa, in-room TV (Freeview), EV charging, 12-acres, civil wedding licence, public areas and restaurants wheelchair accessible, adapted toilet.

Background music

in public areas.

Children

not under 12, extra bed £75.

Dogs

in some bedrooms (£30 per night), garden, not restaurant or bar.

Credit cards

Amex, MC, Visa.

Prices

B&B doubles from £275. Tasting menu £145, à la carte £50. 1-night bookings usually refused at weekends.

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Comments about Whatley Manor

It is hard to find fault. Beautiful, well-tended gardens. The spa is superb. Everywhere is decorated in the best possible taste, muted, and rather leaning towards the masculine. Housekeeping is immaculate. There are some lovely objects, statuary (animal mostly) and nature art on the walls, There is a large staff, at ease with themselves and efficient, who provide an excellent level of service. - ND - November 2018

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Last updated: October, 2019. Information from the 2020 Good Hotel Guide