Need to know
29, including two suites.
11am, but flexible, subject to availability. Earliest check-in, 3pm.
Double rooms from $165.85 (£129), excluding tax at 20 per cent.
Rates do not include the Continental (£11 each) or full English (£17.50 each) breakfasts.
The hotel have developed their own range of fine wines in collaboration with Rhône winemaker Michel Chapoutier; the Pig Hut label includes three blends: a red, white and rosé. The Georgian house was built in 1820 out of honey-hued Bath stone; there’s a lot of history here. You’ll find portraits of former residents on the walls and pieces of period furniture dotted around the lounges.
At the hotel
Treatment room, lounge, library, DVD library, greenhouse, acres of grounds, kitchen garden, smoke house, free WiFi throughout. In rooms: flatscreen TV, DVD player, larder stocked with wine, snacks and sweets, Nespresso coffee machine, tea-making facilities, Bramley toiletries.
Our favourite rooms
Spread throughout the main house, barn and gardens, the rooms have a natural feel – wood floors with cream walls, white linens and pops of greens, yellows and pinks on the chairs and cushions. You’ll find no paltry minibar here: the full-size larder is stocked with enough wine, savoury treats and retro sweets for an indulgent bedroom picnic. Rooms in the garden are wonderfully romantic, with their own entrance, a wood-burning stove and a small terrace with two chairs. Big Comfy Luxe room 8, on the barn’s first floor, has a large four-poster bed and a freestanding bath, and overlooks the chicken coop and deer park.
Housed in the potting shed, the spa is the perfect hideaway for a blissful treatment using heavenly-scented, organic Bamford products. The hot- and cold-stone massage is an invigorating take on a favourite, or pick a facial, body polish or mani-pedi.
Leave your wellies at home, there are plenty to borrow. Green-fingered? Equip yourself with small plastic bags to bring home cuttings from the kitchen garden.
Rooms on the ground floor are better suited to mobility-impaired guests. A two night minimum stay is required at weekends.
Welcome. Extra beds (£20 a night) and cots (£10) can be added to some rooms. The hotel can recommend a local babysitting service.