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Lancers House
Reviewed 25 September 2013

We stayed at Lancers Guest House from Wednesday 11th Sept to Saturday 14th September.
Right from the word go we were made to feel very welcome from Nick and also from Jayne when we met her later in the evening.
We had gone on a KGB Deal and it was well worth the money. Our first night's meal was in the price of the deal and we could choose whatever we wanted from the menu.
Our room was lovely and looked out over the outdoor swimming pool but due to the time of the year was not open.
In the field just behind we could see sheep chomping on the grass and there were hens free range in a paddock. It was just a lovely atmosphere.
The home made range that Nick and Jayne provide are wonderful and the smells delicious.
The lemon curd is to die for and made by Nick.
As per the previous comments you were made to feel so welcome and home from home.
The only negative is if you are in one of the bedrooms on the road side it is very noisy if you have your window open until late evening when the traffic seems to die down. But if you are a sound sleeper this would not affect you.
Definitely on our radar to visit again and we had a lovely email on our return thanking us which is a lovely touch.
Thanks again Nick and Jayne

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  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Nik L, Owner at Lancers House, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2013

Thank you so much for your lovely review, we are delighted you enjoyed your stay and look forward to seeing you again on your next trip this way.

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Reviewed 25 September 2013

My husband and I stayed here for 2 nights earlier this month and we had a wonderful experience. The room was delightful - spacious and all that you needed. The breakfasts were absolutely excellent - home-made bread, eggs from their own chickens, a selection of home-made jams and marmalade. On the first morning I had smoked salmon and scrambled egg and then chose the small English breakfast on the second morning - a fantastic sausage, very tasty bacon, beans and egg. A lovely stay, well worth visiting.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Valerie J
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Nik L, Owner at Lancers House, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2013

Thank you for your lovely review, Jayne and I are delighted you enjoyed your stay so much and we hope to see you again next time you are visiting the area.

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Reviewed 24 September 2013

We stayed at Lancers House for 8 days and we have had the most wonderful vacation. The room was tidy and very cosy. The landscape around the guesthouse is really impressive.
We would especially like to mention Nick and Jayne's warm hospitality, friendliness and excellent choice of home-made food, both for breakfast and dinner. When you're there, you absolutely have to try the malted vanilla-icecream !

Thanks for everything and we will certainly be paying another visit !

Kris en Nancy Somers, Belgium

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with family
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Thank kris s
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Nik L, Owner at Lancers House, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2013

It really was our pleasure having you both stay with us and the place feels a little different since you left. Thank you for leaving such a lovely review but more importantly we look forward to welcoming you back and perhaps getting you to sample some of the new recipes we are already working on.

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Reviewed 24 September 2013

We stayed at Lancers House at the beginning of Sept 2013. Nick and Jayne are most welcoming, the food delicious (and if you ask they are happy to reveal recipe secrets) the room was slightly small but very comfortable. You do actually feel like you are staying with friends. We just wish we could have stayed longer and made use of the pool. Nick and Jayne have BIG plans for Lancers and we really hope that they come to fruition. The Victorian greenhouse will enable them to become even more self sufficient and we will definitely be returning to experience the Jazz Café. Just imagine great food, great Jazz and the journey home is a staircase away, sounds perfect to us. We wish you both luck in accomplishing your vision and look forward to seeing you again soon. If whilst staying here you get the chance to visit Bradford on Avon, the café on the canal and the town are very nice and the Caen locks at Devises are definitely worth a visit.
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  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank e s
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Nik L, Owner at Lancers House, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2013

Thank you so much for your lovely review and best wishes. The pre-application has been submitted to the planners so we will see what they say with regards to the Victorian greenhouse. We look forward to seeing you again next time and are fairly sure things will have moved on quite dramatically over the next 12 months.

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Reviewed 18 September 2013

What a beautiful place. Although on the main A3 there was never any disturbance from traffic.
Beautifully decorated and wonderful food both breakfast and dinner.
I would reccomend this hotel to all ages.
Nick and Gill are great hosts and nothing was too much for them.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
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Thank neilann44
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Nik L, Owner at Lancers House, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2013

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review and we are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to seeing you again next time you are in the area.

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Reviewed 11 September 2013

This impressive boutique guest house won the South Wiltshire Business of the Year Awards 2013, and it shows. A tastefully decorated property, the owners Nick and Gill ensured our every comfort down to superior mattress on the bed and terrific shower. Fabulous breakfast with three levels of English breakfast - never seen that before - or choose eggs Florentine or kippers. Nick makes his own bread, which is to die for, churns his own butter, makes his own jam and ice cream. The eggs are free range from their own chickens. Get the picture, it's special. An evening meal is also provided, if you wish, with a comprehensive menu and very good it is too.
Nick intends to run courses in bread making in the future.
Well situated for visits to Salisbury Cathedral, Stonehenge etc.
We loved our visit to Lancers House, and cannot recommend it highly enough.



Ideally situated for visits to Salisbury Cathedral, Stonehenge etc.

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Nik L, Owner at Lancers House, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2013

Thank you so much for your kind words. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay so much, it was a pleasure for us to look after you. The kitchen garden should be fully planted in time for some spring rewards next year.

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Reviewed 11 September 2013

A most enjoyable and comfortable 2 night stay at the Lancers. We were in awe of the setting and by the beautiful exterior. Nic made us both so welcome and briefed us of the local attractions and 'must' visits. Bedroom 6 was clean and tidy as was the bathroom. Booked dinner on the first night and what an eating experience. Freshly made cream of tomato soup followed by stuffed peppers for me and mushroom stroganoff for my wife. My wife can sometimes be a little critical of meals when eating out and she was just blown away by her meal; the best dish she has tasted in a very long time. After a good nights sleep we both devoured the vegetarian breakfast , the homemade bread and jam was also a very pleasant surprise.
I would recommend the Lancers to anyone thinking of visiting the lovely counties of Wiltshire and Dorset. There is so much to see and do in the area and we will certainly be paying another visit in the near future. Thank you so much for making us so welcome.

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Nik L, Owner at Lancers House, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2013

Thank you for your lovely words. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay and the food in particular. If you would like any itinerary suggestions for your next stay, then just let me know.

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Additional Information about Lancers House

Address: Shaftesbury Road, Sutton Mandeville SP3 5NL, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Wiltshire > Sutton Mandeville
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Sutton Mandeville
Price Range: £64 - £157 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Lancers House 3*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Lancers House is an elegant, licensed guesthouse set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in rural Wiltshire, nestling in 3 acres of its own grounds and benefiting from stunning views across to the downs and over the historic Fovant memorial badges and is conveniently located off the A30.Our rooms are all individually designed and decorated and because we know how important a good night's sleep is, we have supplied all our rooms with beds of exceptional quality ranging from Memory Foam or Relyon to Millbrook and Vi-Spring. Each room has an LCD television and access to all the digital channels, a hairdryer, alarm clock, sewing kits, tea and coffee making facilities and bottles of filtered water come as standard. Every room has its own en-suite shower room complete with heated towel rails and a range of toiletries.We don't believe in hidden extra costs such as parking and have therefore built our own free on-site car park which provides enough space for up to two cars per room. Wi-Fi is available and again this is supplied with our compliments, mobile signals are exceptionally good across the range of networks.When it comes to our award winning breakfasts we try to bring you a piece of "The Good Life" with a large cooked menu to compliment the diverse continental offering. Our breakfast offering includes various vegetarian options as well as homemade produce including marmalade, preserves, sausages and our butter is even home churned. The eggs come from our own free range hens that can be spotted foraging around the grounds and we bake a variety of breads on a daily basis.Why not relax in the guest lounge which is equipped with a TV and comfy sofa's. You could even enrol in one of our artisan bread making courses.Lancers House offers all the comforts of a smart hotel but at bed and breakfast prices and backed up with our personal service.Lancers House is a great base for exploring the South and South/West of England. Just a short drive will enable you to visit the World Heritage site of Stonehenge, Salisbury Cathedral, The New Forest, Wilton House, Sherborne and it's two Castles, Longleat Safari Park or even the Jurassic coast. ... more   less 
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