Need to know
Five, including two suites.
Midday; check-in from 4pm. The hotel owners request that guests let them know their estimated check-in time before arrival.
Double rooms from $81.62 (€77), excluding tax at 10 per cent. Please note the hotel charges an additional local city tax of €0.55 per person per night on check-out.
Rates exclude buffet breakfast (€10.50 a person).
Ask in advance and the owners will organise cookery classes, tours of nearby vineyards, bike rides and other local pursuits.
At the hotel
Gardens, library, billiard table and free broadband (in the hall). In rooms: flatscreen TV, iPod dock, Nespresso coffee machine, fresh flowers, free bottled water and Hermes bath products.
Our favourite rooms
The XL rooms are exactly that, with sweeping views of the park and grounds, and sleek ensuite bathrooms equipped with invigorating rain showers. Room 3 has a soothing neutral palette and a balcony; Room 9 is more romantic, coloured with soft honey hues.
The hotel's unheated 36sq ft pool is near their winter garden, sunk into parkland, with a day-bed-strewn deck and serene green views.
Lace and silks for candlelit dinners in the restaurant; dog treats for Patch; slippers for fireside lounging.
Smokers can light up on the terraces.
This hotel is better suited to couples – leave the children at home!