Gardens, private dining room, petanque piste, library including DVDs, and free WiFi. In rooms: flatscreen TV, DVD player, iPod dock and the hotel’s home-made Bramley toiletries.
Room 1, nestled into the corner of the building above the sitting room, is one of the larger rooms. Room 5 is a cosy suntrap, with elegant mirrored bedside tables and a small stone fireplace. Note to big packers: the Beckford's rooms don't have wardrobes, just wall pegs and hangers.
Walking attire, a classic Agatha Christie for fireside reading, bed socks and big knits for snuggling up on the sofa.
Little Smiths are more than welcome, with cots provided free for babies. There's a nightly £50 charge a child for stays in Room 8. The restaurant has a menu tailored to tots.
There is space to add baby cots to some rooms – ask the hotel and they will provide them. Two extra beds can be added to the Attic room (£25 a night for under-11s, £60 a night for older guests).
Little Smiths can ramble in the sprawling garden, or read a book in one of the hammocks under the shady trees. There's a petanque piste, plenty of board games, and PG DVDs to watch from the comfort of your room. Sometimes family movies are played on the projector in the Sitting Room, and the hotel can organise fishing lessons or horse riding.
Children can eat in the restaurant at any time, and there is a menu tailored to tots. The emphasis on homely, comforting fare should make meal negotiations easy.
No need to pack
Travel cots are provided – they don’t cost extra, but need to be booked.