As an alternative to the hustle and bustle of Broadway, you can travel the 2 miles to the idyllic hamlet of Buckland and splurge at this exceptional country house, which has more of a feel of a genteel family home than a hotel. The land was valued at £9 in the 11th-century Domesday Book, and the sprawling stone building dates back to Jacobean times. Public areas and guest rooms are plushly comfortable, with old paintings, fine rugs, and antiques everywhere. Some bathrooms
are beautifully up to the minute. For extra tranquillity, relax in the well-groomed gardens. The baronial restaurant (jacket required for men) features largely traditional fare enhanced with modern trimmings.
Feb 5, 2006
We just returned from a phenomenal stay at Buckland Manor. We could not have been more pleased; the service, food, accomodations and general ambience were superb. Everything was done to make our stay memorable.
Oct 18, 2005
Very very pretty setting at the end of a cul-de sac, next to the local church, surrounded by gorgeous countryside - this is hard to beat as a setting. It's a small hotel and slightly beaten about at the edges, but in a nice way. Lots of weekenders without kids when we were there. Great service throughout. Quite a quiet atmosphere in a sophisticated sort of way - no raucus laughter here. Pre dinner drinks by the fire, dinner itself was almost too quiet
for us, but the food was top notch. We had the smallest room which had a disappointingly small bed and the bathroom was average, but we looked into a couple of the grander rooms and they looked fabulous. Will cetainly be going back there.