Pull up chairs at a cosy table for two in the dining room, request breakfast in bed, or enjoy it out on the terrace, weather-permitting.
Whatever you feel comfortable sipping tea and eating cake in. Factor in the Great Outdoors: bring waterproofs and wind-cheaters outside of summer (and perhaps even then; this is England, after all).
There’s no restaurant, but there’s also no chance you’ll go hungry, thanks to Graham’s hearty breakfasts. Begin the day with wild-boar bacon and venison and hedgerow-jelly sausages; there’s a veggie version featuring a creative take on ‘black pudding’, if you’re less meatily inclined. (You can also try lassi, home-made granola and other extras.) Later in the day, light suppers rustled up on request for £30 a couple; soup, bread, locally sourced charcuterie and salads can be rolled out around 7.30pm, followed by a little something sweet.
The honesty bar in the lounge is stocked with wine, whisky and a pleasing lineup of craft beer, some of which is local.
Breakfast almost anytime you'd like (within reason). Afternoon tea for two is served as an arrival treat – enjoy it in the lounge or dining room, from 3pm, on the day of your arrival. Light dinners can be arranged around 7.30pm from Tuesday to Friday.
Staying in a suite? Let the owners know if you’d rather have breakfast in bed. Forget alarm clocks: here, days begin with a gentle knock on your door at an appointed time (you decide when) and a tray of just-brewed tea left outside your room.