Café/deli, free WiFi in some areas. In rooms: flatscreen TV, DVD player, radio as well as honesty bars.
The Linen is an open-plan bedroom and bathroom with a fabulous decked balcony. The Red Room is super-spacious and even has its own private garden. The Venetian, for its incredible walnut king-size bed. The small but funky Seagull Room. Fantouche has a tiny balcony. The Opium Suite is a split-level home of your own. Boudoir is a zhuzhed-up attic room with sexy Michelangelo-esque fresco-style features.
Cool-box, so you can take some of the local produce home with you; slippers for the stone floor in the Opium Suite; outdoor gear for exploring the gorgeous countryside.
Keep an eye out in the gardens and lounges for the two resident cats.
Very welcome. Babysitters can be arranged, and children are well provided for, with monitors, highchairs and various other kit available. Baby cots, sofa beds (and extra beds for under-12s) are from £10–45 a child, each night.
Very welcome. Babysitters can be arranged, and children are well provided for, with monitors, high chairs and various other kit available.
This child-friendly hotel welcomes children and babies of all ages.
The Edie Suite has a living area, and is designed to have low allergen levels, so is ideal for asthma sufferers. The Red Room has a sofa bed in a separate living area. Children under 12 stay for £25 a night B&B; it's £45 for those aged 12 or more.
Get out and about in this area of natural beauty by bike, on foot or on the back of a horse. The gardens have been designed to encourage wildlife; there are frog boxes, bat boxes and various bird-nesting boxes; use the provided binoculars and spot birds at the feeding stations; stay in spring, watch the sky for spotted flycatchers.
Children are welcome in the restaurant at breakfast, and there's a children's tea sitting at 6.30pm (or earlier by prior arrangement). Lunch for parents and children can also be arranged with prior notice. Parents are encouraged to look at the kids menu before arrival so that they can let staff know if they want anything different; otherwise smaller portions from the adult menu can be served at a reduced price. Children can also eat in their rooms; a high chair will be provided. Strattons will also knock up lovely organic packed lunches, and will heat up milk and baby food for you.
This can be arranged from £10 an hour; give as much notice as possible.
No need to pack
Cots, high chairs, buggies and child-friendly toiletries all available, as well as monitors.
The hotel's eco-friendly ethos and genuinely child-friendly welcome makes it a haven for green-minded parents. Every room has a DVD player and a selection of children's DVDs is kept to hand. There is also a good selection of children's board games.
This hotel has super-green credentials: toiletries are in refillable pump dispensers; low-energy bulbs constitute 70 per cent of the lighting; rooms have Carbon Trust thermostats; toilets use 20 per cent less water and its garden is wildlife friendly.