Need To Know
18, including 11 suites.
12 noon (5pm check-out subject to availability on payment of a £75 supplement). Check-in, 3pm.
Double rooms from $262.06 (£199), excluding tax at 20 per cent.
Rates include English breakfast.
Minimum two-night stay at weekends, including bank holiday weekends. Make sure you book ahead at the restaurant and the Village Pub.
At the hotel
Landscaped gardens, tennis court, helipad, holistic spa with hydrotherapy pool, private 30-seat cinema, DVD library. In rooms, plasma-screen TV with surround-sound system, CD/DVD player, iPod dock, free broadband connection, mini fridge with complimentary water and juice. Fresh fruit and tea and coffee also available. Bikes to borrow.
Our favourite rooms
Bathrooms are a big draw here, with features such as roll-top baths, twin sinks, walk-through showers and flatscreen TVs. Room 1 has two bathtubs, side by side; Room 2 has a Jacuzzi. Room 8 has a sitting room, and Room 7 has its own conservatory and garden. Stableyard Rooms are attractive duplexes with upstairs bathrooms and wet rooms.
The hydrotherapy pool in the spa is better suited to relaxing than laps.
Follow the winding pathway from the main house, through the gardens, to the beamed, rustic spa. Expect a holistic experience from start to finish – on arrival you're given a fluffy robe and refreshments, and are guided to the floral-scented relaxation room. There's a hydrotherapy pool and herbaceous sauna, and Aromatherapy Associates treatments have a calming effect: hot-stone massages, reflexology, rose-scented facials. A range of Caci treatments smooths lumps and bumps, and Delilah make-up artists take care of your visage – guests could easily spend all their stay here, so it's best to book treatments before you arrive.
CDs or iPod, tennis kit, swimming costume (for the spa's hydrotherapy pool).
There are occasionally afternoon or evening film screenings; you can also hire the cinema, from £200 for three hours. Consult the purple book in your room to see what DVDs are available to borrow.
This romantic hotel is for grown-ups only: leave the kids at home!