Need to know
38, including 10 suites.
11am; earliest check-in 2pm.
Double rooms from $144.54 (£118), excluding tax at 20 per cent.
Rates include full English or Continental breakfast.
There is a little garden area behind the hotel which is set up for croquet during the summer. If you fancy a picnic, the hotel can prepare a hamper from the kitchen and send you on your way with a Jacobs wool rug.
At the hotel
Courtyard, free WiFi throughout, free parking. In rooms: flatscreen TV, Roberts radio, free bottled water, White Company bathroom products.
Our favourite rooms
The Ilse-Crawford-overhauled rooms in the main inn and courtyard are all pictures of peaceful, pared-down rusticity, with spotless white walls, Welsh wool blankets and rush matting. For a glimpse of the inn’s history, check into Room 12, where there’s a section of hand-painted and National Trust-protected wall dating back to 1550. We also like Room 5, which has a raised bathroom area up a little stairwell. Room 1 in the main inn is the only room with his ’n’ hers basins. Courtyard Suite 101 was featured in Four Weddings and a Funeral and 102 – one of the largest – has a dramatic four-poster beneath an imposing chandelier. The courtyard rooms all have claw-foot tubs in the bedrooms.
Wellies for countryside trudging; don’t worry about reading matter though, you’ll find a stash of Penguin classics in every room.
Dogs small and large can stay free. See more pet-friendly hotels in Buckinghamshire.
Welcome, cots and extra beds can be provided free. Dinky versions of adult meals and highchairs can be supplied in the restaurant.