Gardens, free WiFi, concierge, in-room beauty treatments and massages. In rooms: Flatscreen TV, radio, iPod dock, WiFi.
The Garden Suites, just down the path from the main house, are the largest and have their own small but serene gardens; each has unique décor inspired by Blanc’s French heritage.
Bring flat shoes that can handle gravel and grass for strolling the gardens and lawns, or you’ll run the risk or slipping into the pond.
All public areas are wheelchair accessible, and one Junior Suite (Citronelle) can be set up for wheelchair users. All rooms are non-smoking.
All ages welcome. Extra beds (£65 a night) and cots (free) can be added to larger rooms; a children’s menu and highchairs await in the restaurant.
Actively welcomed. Cots are free, extra beds: £45 (not available in deluxe or standard rooms). There is a special menu, and a day’s cooking course for children (£225), La Petite Ecole de Cuisine. Babysitting and nanny services available.
Babies and up – children of all ages are welcome.
The ground-floor rooms in the main part of this child-friendly hotel have private courtyard gardens. All rooms (except Superior and Deluxe) are large enough for at least one extra bed or cot (£45 a night extra, plus meals).
There's a croquet lawn, and a huge garden to run around in. During school holidays, children aged eight and up are let loose in the kitchen at La Petite Ecole, where they can learn to make the perfect soufflé and take part in a chocolate tasting on a one-day children's cookery course (£225). You can re-join them after a day to yourselves for a celebratory tea party, when your clever little chefs will be presented with course certificates.
Rates include full English or buffet breakfast, WiFi and a fruit plate and decanter of Madeira in your room on arrival.
Children are welcome in the restaurant at all times, and there's a dedicated kid's menu. Baby food and milk can be heated up for you, and purées prepared on request.
Costly but worthwhile, babysitting can be organised for £50 for the first three hours, and £10 for any additional hour; you'll need to put in a request when you make your hotel booking.
No need to pack
Cots and high chairs are both provided, plus a Maman et Bébé set of mild toiletries. A small fridge is available on request to use in rooms.
You'll find a toy box full of games prefectly suited to the age of the child already in your room when you arrive.