Need to know
17, including 10 suites.
11am. Earliest check-in, 3pm; both are flexible, subject to availability.
Double rooms from $220.00, excluding tax at 10 per cent.
Rates include a light breakfast of fresh pastries, and teas and coffees (Monday to Friday). On weekends, enjoy a cooked breakfast with dishes like sourdough fried-egg sandwiches and French toast in Butterfield restaurant (not included).
There’s a two-night minimum stay on weekends (Friday to Sunday). Energise and relax with a private yoga lesson on the lawn, specially adapted to suit your yogi goals.
At the hotel
Games room, nightly bonfires (in summer), weekly events and free WiFi throughout. In rooms: flatscreen TV, iPod dock, Aesop bath products, air-conditioning, minibar, free bottled water and Nespresso machine.
Our favourite rooms
If you like to be at the centre of things, choose a room in the main house; the Balcony Suites have private verandas with wooden rocking-chairs from which to gaze over the grounds. For more privacy, stay in the Stable or Carriage House. Couples can cosy up in a suite, and families and groups of friends should opt for either the two-bedroom Stable House Grand Loft, or the three-bedroom Carriage House Grand Suite.
Surrounded by tall evergreen trees, the outdoor pool is open between Memorial Day and Labor Day. There’s no lifeguard, so under-16s must be supervised when taking a dip.
Bid adieu to any knots and tensions with a relaxing deep-tissue massage in the treatment room, or from the comfort of your own bedroom (only some rooms can accommodate in-room massages); loved-up Mr and Mrs Smiths can unwind à deux with a couples massage. As there’s only one treatment room bookings can fill up quickly, so be sure to organise your spot of pampering well before your stay.
Bring an engrossing book for lazy afternoons by the pool.
All public areas are wheelchair accessible and there are three disabled parking spaces near the main building. Rooms 11, 12 and 14 in the the main building, and the ground-floor rooms of the Carriage House are specially designed for disabled guests.
Only over-12s can stay at this peaceful country retreat.