Need to know
11am, but flexible, subject to availability. Earliest check-in, 3pm.
(Trucker) hats off to the owners, who turned an abandoned inn into the vintage sweetheart you see today. Tim restored the foundations of the building; Eliza masterminded the styling. They both hand-tiled the patio, designed with dancing in mind and decorated with large, colourful tiles that are almost too pretty to prance on. (Almost.)
At the hotel
Grounds with hammocks, a bocce ball court, lily pool, pond, bonfire pit, horseshoe pit; on-site parking; free WiFi throughout. In rooms: iPod dock; Om bath products.
Our favourite rooms
Are you feeling foxy or aquatic? If the former, bed down in the Queen room decorated with fox-print wallpaper; if the latter, opt for the room graced with a pretty shell lamp. Groups of friends can stake out the Three-Bedroom Cottage, which has its own shiny, well-equipped kitchen.
There’s an abandoned kidney-shaped pool in the grounds – an atmospheric reminder of the property’s former life as Mountain Breeze House – but it’s only used by lucky frogs and water lilies these days.
Bring marshmallows – you’ll make friends around the bonfire.
The former pool house has been turned into a gazebo for socialising; there’s also a fire pit designed for nightly bonfires.
Teenagers can come too; this hotel isn’t designed for tiny Smiths.