“The Duke of Bedford’s charming 1812 'cottage ornée' is Olga Polizzi’s latest country hotel, run by her daughter Alex. Beautifully decorated, yet full of its original character as a sturdy shooting and fishing lodge, the house stands in a stunning setting: in a secret valley, with gardens by Humphrey Repton and richly coloured woods. Good food, languorous terrace, peace, quiet and elegance assured.”
Written by Fiona Duncan
Georgiana, Duchess of Bedford, didn’t do understated: her Regency lodge on the edge of Dartmoor is a boutique bodice-ripper..
Originally published by Sunday Times (view article)
"easily the best new restaurant I've come across in ages, that the hotel itself is magnificent, and that it stands in what is self-evidently (even to this bucolophobic urban Jew) among the most exquisite rural settings on the planet."
Originally published by The Guardian (view article)
"At last, an English country house hotel for people who loathe traditional country house hotels for their whispery dining rooms, dusty chintz, and phlegmatic plumbing."
Originally published by Conde Nast Traveller (view article)
"Built in 1812 as the holiday home for the Duchess of Bedford, Georgiana Russell, this wildly romantic, chintz-free country estate, run by Channel 5's Hotel Inspector, Alex Polizzi, is steeped in royal history."
Originally published by The Telegraph (view article)