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Castleman

Certificate of Excellence
Chettle DT11 8DB, England
Castleman
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Uckfield, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Tucked away in the Dorset countryside this restaurant with rooms is a superb find. Only 8 rooms but each one with space and attention to guest's comfort. the welcome is friendly but not OTT and the food cooked by the owner is excellent, a great choice and a menu that changes every day. there is a small bar but also... More 

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Exmouth
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Just back from 2nd visit to the Castleman. We had a 3 day break and wish it could have been more. Usually you can find something to be critical about, but this was almost perfect.. From the welcome when we arrived to the excellent bedroom (four poster), and above all the wonderful food. We have been to quite a few... More 

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Northwich, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

We stayed for one night with our daughter, son-in-law and granddaughter to break a journey to a family funeral. This country house hotel was a little quirky but very comfortable. The bar area was welcoming and the reception rooms large and well furnished. We enjoyed an excellent evening meal and because our daughter and family were arriving late, the staff... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

we stayed at the castleman for a night with our son and his fiancé, old and charming and very good staff, they changed my room straight away , as the first one we were shown was a bit grim , faded and dated, the one we stayed in was much nicer with a 4 poster bed over looking the lawn... More 

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Wimborne Minster, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

A beautiful interior boasting oodles of Olde English charm. The reception rooms are crammed with comfortable sofas, books and old fashioned furniture. The restaurant is bright and airy and the food delicious. Being a restaurant with rooms rather than a hotel it is a rather laid back, relaxed and friendly experience and you may sometimes need to seek a person... More 

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dorset
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21 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

This hidden gem is beautiful, with grand staircase and old world charm in a magnificent manor house. I took my daughter here for a 40th birthday treat and we sat in the garden with a glass of wine (very reasonable prices) watching pheasants in the pastures beyond. We tasted amazing pears that fell off their stalks and into our hands... More 

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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18 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

We went to the Castleman for the first time for a meal, following several recommendations. The food and service was excellent, and very competitively priced, catering, it seems, for mature couples, as my wife and I were the youngest ones in the restaurant (in our 50s). The siting rooms are grand and comfortable and although the restaurant was full, it... More 

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

This rather grand old country house hotel tucked away in one of Dorsets pretty and quirky villages enjoys a reputation for fine dining and is justly deserved. We enjoyed a celebratory dinner in a pretty and airy dining room, after having drinks served in the blue room. The food is freshly prepared from locally sourced ingredients, a very wide choice... More 

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kmn727
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Unfortunately I arrived to late to enjoy the dinner that everyone raves about, but my room was comfortable and quiet, and there was real milk to enjoy with the tea-and-coffee facilities in the room. The bathroom was large and spotlessly clean. The list of breakfast options was endless; I was just about to make my selection, when I heard the... More 

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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52 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We stayed here for 3 nights and loved it. Yes, it's quirky - slightly eccentric, slightly faded but so comfortable and friendly. We had room 3, a massive room with a 4 poster, looking over the lawn at the back, and extremely comfortable. The furniture was a mixture of odd old pieces, but with good chairs and all the hanging... More 

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