Carla and Andrew Brooks don’t let the grass grow under their feet. With three town house addresses under their belt, they have now opened a fully-fledged country house hotel, and one that has the bonus of being eminently affordable. It’s quite a place. A long drive leads through parkland to smart Georgian Pengethley Manor, now Brooks Country House, with stunning views. Step inside the dark panelled hall and you’ll find, leading off, a sitting room, bar and dining room, with big bay windows that soak up the view. The chef is Scott Morgan, who worked under Raymond Blanc for 18 years. Bedrooms are divided between the main house and the stable block, and there’s a fun vintage horsebox too, as well as a new two-bedroom apartment. With the very reasonable price tag comes the whole country house caboodle: pool room, games room, gym, swimming pool, croquet – and the hotel’s own vineyard from which the very drinkable Pengethley Estate house wine is produced. Cheers.
Doubles from £89
+44 (0)1989 730211; brookscountryhouse.com
The “Hentland view” from the hotel.
Delicious dinner cooked by our Head Chef Scott Morgan ex manoir aux quat’saisons & drink our own wine from our vineyard “Pengethley estate”.
Interiors from Baileys Home store emporium.
CLAIM TO FAME
Its roll call of famous guests includes Led Zeppelin, Jamiroquai, Rory Bremner and Prince Charles, who came for tea.
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