Dunstone Country House is neither a B&B nor a hotel but boasts the best of both. So let’s call it more of a delightful country retreat (without the Kumbaya). With so many 5 star reviews (with which I heartily concur), I have little to add except to mention the most generous breakfast delivered to our room’s garden: a great picnic hamper containing, croissants, brie cheese, biscuits, hot quiches, toast, jams, cereals, fruit salads, fruit juices, yoghurts, mueslis (home made), muffins, Pastel de Nata…and more, and rounded off with hot teas. Absolutely overwhelming! Of course, we couldn’t finish the lot; Abbi, our delightful host suggested that we keep the rest for lunch (which was most of it).
On the second day, we elected to have breakfast at the Stone Kitchen (easily within walking distance of our beautifully appointed room). There they offer a full à la carte menu for all appetites… more of a complimentary breakfast on offer rather than the B in B&B’s usual limited fare.(Stone Kitchen also offers lunch and the occasional pop-up dinner. And they are quite a number of wine estates that offer dinners within easy driving distances.)
In all, a wonderful, tranquil, relaxing three day stay.
Beautiful place! We stayed in the lavender room, which was delightful. The honesty bar worked well and the staff could not have been nicer! The view and tranquillity at the infinity pool was divine! Excellent wine also! My only small criticism would be that the directions do not actually take you to the dirt road that leads up to Dunstone - our Sat nav didn't recognise any of the road names given and Google maps on my phone stopped at another track earlier on the road, so a signpost as you turn right off hill road (I think!) and at the start of dirt road would have helped immensely! We ended up stopping at the local pub where the owner gave us excellent directions! Lovely place however and well worth the time spent trying to find it!
Once again I brought out of town guests to experience the warm and gracious hospitality of the Dunstone team. They were awed by the beauty of the Manor house with its spacious bedrooms with a French country feel - casual but elegant and the many out door spaces from front gardens with fountain, to the back views of the mountains, or the pool with all the causal lounging areas- all stunning. The inside living spaces are also generous and well appointed. We spent the afternoon in the pool and enjoyed an afternoon tea with cake just out of the oven. That evening we enjoy their complimentary bottle of Chenin Blanc before dinner. And breakfast at the Stone Kitchen was delicious. All the staff are warm, friendly and professional. I will be back with more friends.
We had a wonderful stay at Dunstone Country House!
The staff was warm and welcoming! Our room, the pool area and the restaurant with breakfast and dinner within walking distance was great. The complimentary wine offered in the early evenings was a wonderful possibility to get to know other guests!
We've stayed at a number of places in Wellington, all very nice, but Dunstone is most definitely my favourite! Everybody was so friendly and welcoming.
We arrived there on an extremely hot afternoon, but thankfully there was a lovely pool to cool off in. We spent many hours in there and only took a break when we went for tea and cake. What a special touch!
The view from the lounge is absolutely amazing! Unfortunately we didn't go for Wine Hour, as it really was too hot to get out of the pool and we had to get ready to go for dinner. A pity, but next time we will!
We stayed in the Lavender Suite and it was beautiful! Very spacious and comfortable. We really loved it. In fact, we loved everything about Dunstone.
It was so relaxing and the peace and quiet was just what we needed, although we only stayed for one night. I wished we could stay longer!
Breakfast at the bistro in the morning was also really lovely and the selection was great. I really enjoyed my omelette and my fiance his bacon and eggs.
We were really sad to leave and will definitely return.