The School House is a wonderful, characterful building in a peaceful location. My room was spacious, comfortable and well equipped, with pieces of Victorian furniture giving it a unique feel. There are no tea/coffee making facilities in the rooms, which some people might mind. My room looked out over a small natural garden to fields beyond.
The hostess gave me a warm welcome, and showed genuine concern for my comfort. The dinner menu is varied for a small hotel, and breakfast ranges from the modest to the sumptuous. It's not fast food - OK, it's rather slow, actually - but it's good when it comes, and there's a nice relaxing environment to wait in: the dining room is the old school hall, with tall arched windows, wooden floor, vaulted ceiling and wood-burning stove. And the daily papers are available for those who want them.
Lydiard Park is nearby, with a lake and woods; a lovely place in which to walk off the day's work. Others might prefer the modern, consistent uniformity of a chain hotel, but for me the School House is peaceful and perfect, and I'm very glad to have found it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Schoolhouse Hotel is a small family run hotel in the Swindon countryside. The Schoolhouse Hotel and Restaurant is run in a comfortable and relaxed manner. Our food has a distinctive European influence without "pomp and circumstance". Seafood and fish, in particular flatfish are some of our specialties. Enjoy the comfort of our rooms and appreciate the company of your friends in our restaurant. We just look forward welcoming to you back. We enjoy to care as long as you care to enjoy! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- School Hotel Hook
- The Schoolhouse Hotel Hook, Wiltshire