Proper English country house style prances across polished antiques, gilded paintings and pretty swathes of fabric. Breakfast is pretty splendid too: full English with local sausages, bacon and black pudding, smoked salmon and kippers from the famous smokehouse in Craster – everything is sourced as locally as possible. You eat in the dining room at a rather grand table with lovely views over the garden and you can have supper here too by arrangement.
The bedrooms (the best is on the ground floor with its own seating area and doors to the garden) are light and spacious and very comfortable. All have TVs, tea trays with biscuits and chocolates and super views over the garden. Wander this at will to find little seating areas and tables – in good weather you may have breakfast outdoors.
There is a café in the village for tea and cake, or lunch, and a very pretty church to explore – St Michael and All Angels. Walks are sublime.