19. Some in courtyard, 1 suitable for disabled.
gin 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
Set in 11 acres of Wiltshire countryside near Bradford-on-Avon, this 18th century Georgian farmhouse is ‘genuinely rustic in decor’, say inspectors, earning it a full Guide entry this year.’Artistically displayed’, whimsical artworks abound: ‘A sheep made of scrap metal and spark plugs, old farm vehicles and delivery floats are part of the fun.’ ‘Our outbuilding room had beamed ceiling, huge bed, crisp bedlinen, leather wing armchair’; it was warm on a very cold night. Its large bathroom had ‘amazing painted tiles’, a good over-bath shower. 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 ‘exceptionally interesting dishes’, such 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.