Food & Drink
Wake up to bird song and the aroma of freshly ground coffee enticing you downstairs. There are plenty of places to spread out in the bar or dining room, so if you’re not a morning person just grab a table by the window and enjoy watching the birds at the feeders hanging from the cherry tree in the garden. As well the usual suspects: great, blue and coal tits, sparrows, chaffinches, and blackbirds; you may spot blackcaps, woodpeckers, goldfinches, nuthatches and jays. Seemingly, our good reviews extend to the local Twittersphere – we just wish the pesky squirrels weren’t looking at the tweets as well!
We are passionate about what we serve and are happy to cater for special dietary needs. The breakfast menu is simple and is always prepared fresh and with care: we bake our own bread and use local suppliers and produce wherever possible. We are lucky to be close to the sea and in a farming area with some great suppliers such as Mermaids Seafoods and Poyntons Butchers within a few miles: provenance and animal welfare are taken seriously.
Bar, Balcony and Gardens
The bar’s a great place to relax and unwind, make yourself at home whilst browsing through a guide book, researching our local history or perhaps planning the next day’s walking adventure. With comfortable outdoor sofas during the summer months, the balcony is a brilliant spot to relax with the bar and garden offering further options to take full advantage of the beautiful mountain views. It’s easy to find a quiet spot to sit back with a Pimm’s or a G&T. If you fancy an aperitif before you venture out for dinner we’ll be there to serve you but feel free to help yourself from the honesty bar to a nightcap on your return.
The garden is full of wildlife and birdsong, so you’re sure to spot (or hear) something on a summer afternoon. From the balcony you can watch the sun set over the mountain ridge or watch from the comfort of the bar if the weather stops you venturing outside.
SOME QUOTES FROM OUR GUESTS
I cannot recommend this place highly enough. From the superb, friendly funny helpful owners Sandra and Chris (not forgetting Ruby) to the freshly cooked breakfasts to the stunning rooms and the view from the terrace was just beautiful. We have literally just returned and we are looking when we can return. Sandra is spot on with all her recommendations for places to eat and places to go, nothing is too much trouble. Please go and experience it for yourselves.
Claire, May 2018
Beautiful country house. Food is great and Sandra can’t do enough for you. Rooms are lovely and so comfy. Well stocked bar and lovely outside terrace to relax and have a drink. Two minutes away from local pub which serves good food , craft beers.
Valerie, June 2018