Idyllically situated Victorian house in quiet extensive gardens. Opulent fixtures and fittings in lounge, dining room and some bedrooms; although 1 bedroom still had 70s tiles in the bathroom.
Our tvs also seemed as old and most of the time didn't work properly.
On the plus side, the food was reasonable but the constant hovering while eating was OTT.
On the minus side, there were no tea making facilities available in the rooms and we thought it was very mean to charge for such.
We weren't allowed to meet the chef to compliment him on his dishes which was very odd.
There was a group of guests staying at the same time who seemed regular visitors. We almost felt we were intruding on a private party as they seemed to be treated differently. We did notice them helping themselves to apples in the hotel's orchard.
Must mention one very thoughtful touch ; the hostess did make us an anniversary card and we thank her for that.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A privately owned and run Top Country House Hotel and Restaurant set in the rural Dorset countryside Stock Hill House is a privately owned and owner-run Victorian country house hotel set in eleven acres of mature and beautifully matured, wooded grounds on the borders of Dorset, Somerset and Wiltshire. Many famous attractions are within easy reach, yet this fine Dorset country hotel exudes calm and tranquillity as soon as you turn into its beech-lined drive. From the moment you arrive you can start to relax and begin to experience the luxury, comfort and hospitality once afforded only to the privileged few. For a bonus you can also taste the delights from Austria. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Stock Hill Country House Hotel Gillingham
- Stock Hill Country House Hotel & Restaurant Dorset/Gillingham