In an ideal world everyone would sojourn in this oasis of opulence at least once; however, the luxury never gets in the way of the overall air of relaxation, a tribute to the warmth and efficiency of the staff. A quintessential country-house hotel, it's also family-friendly, with a high-tech children's play area as well as a luxurious spa. The modern guest rooms are spacious and quiet; family suites have refrigerators and either bunk beds or singles in a separate room.
Dishes at the elegant Conservatory restaurant are a blend of traditional and modern elements, whereas the Gumstool Inn provides more-farmhouse-style fare. The hotel is 3 miles west of town.