If Trip Advisor had a Good rather than Very Good Rating then that would have been our choice. The spread of ratings are about right.We had booked a room for one night because we wanted to experience Stourhead without the crowds and it certainly achieved that in the evening and following morning. The peace,tranquillity and beauty is superb and your are alone to digest it all.We had decided also to stay at the Inn because we expected a NT owned property to be that something special. Yes the location is superb and the building is a typical old inn. Our room was rather small for the price (others seemed much larger on the fire safety diagram) although nicely decorated and equipped even though the upholstered chair did block the access to the wardrobe somewhat.The TV (small but digital flat screen) was located on a rickety table- we expected old but not shabby. The kettle lid was broken but not obviously until boiling water was poured from it (reported and replaced). The bed was a rather small double but comfy and the bed linen crisp cotton and of good quality. The bathroom was lacking in quality for a place like this.We have stayed in many old country hotels/inns and love them but usually the bathrooms have been updated. This certainly needed refurbishment- the shower head is dented and would not stay in the holder. The main inn boiler and pipework is located within a rather tatty looking cupboard which when the door swung open revealed a very dirty interior with bits of wood strewn all over. The bathroom was too hot because of the boiler/pipes in the cupboard and also made the bedroom too warm.Not good in Summer I guess.Our window (only one opens) looked out over the back entrance canopy (which could do with a sweep over) and a line of conifers which block what would be a lovely view - why can't they be reduced in height? We had Dinner in the Green Room- service was friendly and very efficient. There were some reasonably priced wines and the food we chose was excellent.The room was quite cool( one lady had a jacket on) on what was a cold night following a warm day and it is a room which needs warmth on such an evening. All staff are very pleasant and obliging. Some aspects of this place are excellent- the whole hotel could be with a little investment; tlc and attention to detail which is what we expected of the National Trust above all.
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- Also Known As:
- Spread Eagle Hotel Stourton
- Spread Eagle Inn Stourton, Wiltshire