Need to know
27, including four suites.
11am. Earliest check-in, 3pm, but flexible, subject to availability.
Double rooms from $184.50 (£142), excluding tax at 20 per cent.
Rates do not include breakfast (£11 for Continental; £17.50 for cooked).). Two-night minimum stay at weekends and bank holidays.
The Pig takes its food and drink offering seriously and even the minibars aren’t safe: instead, they’re mini larders, stocked with all the homemade and local treats they could squeeze in, including some English sparkling wine, Otter Bitter beer from the brewery down the road, Devonshire fudge and Willie’s Cacao.
At the hotel
Free WiFi throughout, bikes to borrow, wellies. In rooms: TV, DVD player, Nespresso machine and Bramley bath products.
Our favourite rooms
Even the aptly named Cheap & Cheerful rooms come with a king-size bed and the same artfully mismatched decor for which the group is famous for, but for something unique, it has to be one of the suites: we love the Horsebox for its original stalls separating the bed from the freestanding bath; and the Hayloft for its giant shower head, vaulted ceiling and wooden beams. For the best views over the valley, book Room 1 in the main house. The best-bathroom prize goes to the Laundry, which has circular copper bath tub big enough for two.
There are two Potting Shed treatment rooms in the kitchen garden, where guests can book Bamford massages, facials and other holistic treatments seven days a week.
You can leave your muddy wellies at home as the hotel has some you can borrow – but don’t forget the flat caps, Barbour jackets and riding crops if you fancy going equestrian, inspired by all the Arabian horses.
There are two ground-floor Comfy Rooms that are suitable for wheelchair users and much of the communal areas are navigable for wheelchairs as well. A two night minimum stay is required at weekends.
All ages welcome; travel cots can be added to rooms and babysitting must be requested at least two days in advance and costs £10 an hour (minimum four hours per booking).
Babies and up.
The Family Suite, which has two bedrooms and two bathrooms.
Children are welcome in the restaurant, where there’s a dedicated menu, baby-changing facilities and highchairs.
Babysitting must be requested at least two days in advance and costs £10 an hour (minimum four hours per booking).
No need to pack
Travel cots, baby bed linen, highchairs, DVDs, puzzles and books can be borrowed on request.