The Eastbury – Sherborne, Dorset
An early Georgian gentleman’s residence enjoying the historic town of Sherborne, The Eastbury is an award-winning five-star boutique hotel, recently fully refurbished in country house style by its new owners, Peter and Lana de Savary. Guests keep returning for its understated charm, friendly staff, comfortable rooms and stand-out restaurant – who can blame them? The 26 bedrooms are split between traditional luxury and contemporary chic, full of colour and abstract paintings. The fabrics are superb quality and bedrooms all enjoy crisp Egyptian cotton bedlinen. Five new Victorian Garden Potting Shed Suites are discreetly located within the leafy grounds, as is its boutique luxury spa, which has a wild meadow roof and circular wooden door. On the à la carte menu at Seasons, executive chef Matthew Street’s acclaimed and innovative dishes include delicate hake and cod of delicious proportions; in summer, nothing beats eating al fresco on the bistro or terrace set among the walled garden’s herbaceous borders. New for summer 2020, a renovated three-bedroom cottage is ideal for self-catering family breaks.
Doubles from £202
+44 (0)1935 813131; theeastburyhotel.co.uk