The Miller of Mansfield
A bottle of Comte de Beaumont Blanc de Blancs sparkling wine and hand-made chocolates in your room.
DECKED IN IVY just yards from the River Thames, The Miller of Mansfield beckons for flirty weekends. Cool and quirky designer boudoirs and great gastro credentials set the tone at this 18th century village inn, voted one of the sexiest places to stay by readers of Red magazine.
Just a stone’s throw from London in riverside Goring on Thames, this Thames-side boutique bolthole enjoys the prettiest setting. Think waterside walks, Pimms on the patio and picnics by the river.
Bedrooms at The Miller ooze boudoir chic. The coaching inn’s original steep stairs, sloping eaves and raftered ceilings have been boldly matched with carved French beds, statement wallpapers, teardrop chandeliers, painted boards and shaggy rugs to create the coolest quarters. Splashes of ‘60s retro and boldest colour add to the appeal.
While rooms are not huge – or super-luxurious – each is fun and individual. Beds are set off with jazzy cushions while bathrooms sport oversize big bathtubs, rainfall showers and travertine stone tiles. One or two (in rooms 10 and 14) are directly open to the bedroom.
We loved Room 4, with its virginal white walls, huge carved bed, cowhide rug, king and queen armchairs and pink daybed. Another favourite is Room 7 – complete with huge Japanese style bath – whose foil wallpaper shimmers behind a black leather sleigh bed.
Room 12 flirts in boldest fuschia and lime wallpaper, while Room 8 is done out in siren reds and pinks. Room 9 charms with a chrome four-poster and bold black and tan wallpaper, while petite Room 6 glows with vintage ‘60s florals. You’ll find plenty of 21st century comforts, with flat screen TVs, top of the range mattresses, stone resin baths, fluffy robes and towels and REN shower gels.
Guests at The Miller of Mansfield get to eat top modern British fare in the banquette style restaurant. Lighter bites are served fireside in the oak panelled bar. Riverside walks are minutes away, and cheerful service from the unpretentious and super-friendly young crew adds to the charm.
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The Miller of Mansfield was reviewed for Room for Romance by Mark MacGee