Really enjoyed our 2-night stay at Lower Buckton - lovely large rooms, attentive service and delicious food. The house is full of character (and lots of things) but the bedrooms themselves are uncluttered, light and airy, with far-reaching views from the Blue Room. The hosts Carolyn and Henry are very posh, but we didn't hold this against them (!) and Henry's sense of humour appealed to me (although not to my mother-in-law, it's fair to say).
Carolyn's philosophy is to serve food which is as locally sourced as possible, and in fact the eggs come from the hens which live in the garden. I would say that the herby scrambled eggs served for breakfast were the creamiest I have ever tasted. The home-made marmalade was also superb, with a perfect bitter tang. We were served afternoon tea and cakes each day, and had dinner on one of the days. This was not cheap at £35, but it was home-cooked and tasty, from the soufflé starter to the poached pear dessert.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Country house accommodation with award-winning breakfasts and delicious dinners off the beaten track in Mortimer Country on north Herefordshire/south Shropshire borders where England meets Wales. A tranquil, rural retreat specialising in local, seasonal food from small-scale artisan producers, growers and suppliers thus supporting the local economy. Open all year including Christmas and New Year for bed and breakfast, house-parties, cookery courses and food safaris - just ten miles west of Ludlow. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Lower Buckton Country House