Howard’s House

‘Comfort and homeliness’ draw guests to this 17th-century mellow-stone house in a tranquil, ‘totally unspoilt’ village in the valley of the River Nadder. More

Contact details

Howard’s House
Teffont Evias
Wiltshire
SP3 5RJ
England
01722 716392

Hotel information

Bedrooms

9

Open

all year except 23–27 Dec.

Facilities

lounge, snug, restaurant, function facilities in coach house, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV, 2-acre grounds (garden terrace, croquet), river, fishing nearby, only restaurant suitable for disabled.

Background music

in dining room.

Children

all ages welcomed.

Dogs

allowed (£15 charge) in bedrooms, not in public rooms.

Credit cards

Amex, MasterCard, Visa.

Prices

[2017] per room B&B single £120, double from £190. Tasting menu £65, à la carte £45.

Other reviews

Good Hotel Guide Review

‘Comfort and homeliness’ draw guests to this 17th-century mellow-stone house in a tranquil, ‘totally unspoilt’ village in the valley of the River Nadder. The staff are ‘warmly welcoming’, the service is ‘excellent without being overdone’, Guide readers say. Freshly cut garden blooms brighten the public spaces; in cool weather, an open fire burns in the lounge – just right for mid-afternoon tea and toast (dominoes are optional). Pleasing country-style bedrooms overlook garden, courtyard or countryside. An attic room is charming with its sloping ceiling, but guests looking for more space should book a large second-floor room, done up with a sofa and two armchairs. Gourmands, come hungry: ‘The food is a great attraction.’ Besides sampling the daily-changing menus of locally sourced, seasonal produce (perhaps including Creedy Carver duck breast, butternut squash purée, kale, spiced duck jus), sign up for a foraging walk and workshop led by chef and co-owner Nick Wentworth. Before heading out on a day of country walks, ask for a picnic hamper or ‘hiker’s knapsack’ of salads, charcuterie, cheeses, fruit, cakes and home-baked bread.

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Howard’s House
Teffont Evias
Wiltshire
SP3 5RJ

Guest comments

'We had a wonderful stay - faultless service and excellent food. ' - John C Walton - January, 2015
'We received a warm welcome. Room 7 is spacious and comfortable, with plenty of storage, a couple of armchairs and a view over the garden. The lighting could have been a little brighter. The bathroom was well equipped, and cleaned immaculately each day. We took tea and toast in the lounge in front of the lovely fire. The food is a great attraction. On New Year’s Eve. the menu was £75 and the wine selection £35. We thought it all very fair value given the high quality of the offerings. The breakfasts are outstanding. The whole feeling was of comfort and homeliness. The gardens are lovely in season. ' - Ann and Philip Carlisle - December, 2014
'We had an excellent dinner and a very comfortable time. Our bedroom was large, on two levels, with a sofa and comfortable chairs and good lighting. The bathroom was also spacious with plenty of fluffy towels and useful goodies. Dinner was very good. Service was slick and efficient without feeling rushed. The fresh local eggs at breakfast were delicious and well cooked. ' - Sara Price - November, 2013

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