19. Some in courtyard, 1 suitable for disabled.
bar, snug, restaurant, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), civil wedding licence, function facilities, 11-acre grounds, 11-metre indoor heated swimming pool, gym, giant chess, parking, public rooms wheelchair accessible.
soft, in dining room.
all ages welcomed.
allowed in courtyard bedrooms (£15 per dog per night) and public rooms, except restaurant.
Amex, MasterCard, Visa.
per room B&B £105-£220, family room £170-£235. A la carte £32.
Good Hotel Guide Review
A sheep made out of scrap metal and spark plugs, ‘old farm vehicles and delivery floats’ are part of the fun at this Georgian farmhouse, which gains a full Guide entry this year. Our inspectors were greeted by the ‘welcoming, enthusiastic’ manager, and shown to an outbuilding room with ‘beamed ceiling, a huge bed, crisp bedlinen, leather wing armchair’; it was ‘warm on a very cold night’. A large bathroom had ‘amazing painted tiles’, a good over-bath shower, Bramley toiletries. An umbrella was provided for the walk to the main house, where rooms have such ‘endlessly inventive features’ as ‘a washbasin over an old Pashley bike’. A stone-flagged bar led off a ‘lovely, slightly clubby sitting room with tweedy fabrics, leather and wood’. At dinner, chef Sandor Szucs’s menus include such ‘exceptionally interesting dishes’ as rosemary-marinated lamb, smoked root vegetables, sage polenta, black garlic jus; from the vegan menu, salt-baked celeriac, quinoa risotto, grilled heritage carrots, glazed candy beetroot, salsa verde. After a dip in the indoor pool, we enjoyed breakfast with ‘excellent smoked salmon and scrambled eggs’. Sister pub The Boat House, opposite, overlooks the marina.
£199 per room Sunday Special Offer
This offer is available Sundays, excluding bank holiday weekends and subject to availability at the time of booking. Package Includes: One night stay in a Classic Double Room. Full English breakfast for two people. £30 per person dinner allowance both evenings. Complimentary gin tasting for two people. Pet stays free (additional pet is £15 per night). One-night package, £199 per room. Please mention the Good Hotel Guide when making your booking.