Our charming 16th-century coaching inn transports you to the pages of a Thomas Hardy novel. Featured in Tess of the d’Urbervilles, our atmospheric inn boasts old beams, oak panelling, roaring fires and an original skittle alley. The beautiful rural setting in the heart of the Dorset countryside is complemented by our warm, attentive service and fine local cuisine..
We are delighted that our doors are open once more, and the Acorn team are looking forward to welcoming our guests back.
Red Carnation Hotels is lovingly named after the signature flower worn by Stanley, the husband of our President and Founder, Beatrice Tollman. It is proudly worn by each and every member of our team as a symbol of our passion, commitment and care.
Today the collection proudly stands at 20 exceptional properties around the world, each unique and special, whilst sharing the founding values that define the family-owned and run business. From The Milestone Hotel & Residences, a beautiful historic mansion hotel in the heart of London, to the truly iconic Oyster Box in South Africa and the magnificent Ashford Castle in Ireland, each Red Carnation Hotel is unique and characterful, with a legacy that we are honoured to continue across our exceptional collection.
The story of Xigera Safari Lodge is one of renewal, and of the pioneering spirit that drives us to seek out Africa’s wild spaces. The same spirit that inspired this remarkable reimagining of an Okavango Delta safari...Discover more
The Red Carnation story began in 1952, when a beautiful young woman called Bea caught the eye of a distinguished young hotelier named Stanley, who was known for wearing a red carnation in his lapel...
We believe in creating thoughtful ‘tiny noticeable touches’ and memorable moments for our guests, from unique experiences that offer an opportunity to connect with local communities and treasured cultural partners in a meaningful way, to candlelit dinners or personalised gifts that set the scene for beautiful celebrations.
As we continue to face the global challenge of responding to COVID-19, we remain focused on caring for the health, security and wellbeing of our guests and employees, and continue to operate our hotels with both our head and our heart during these difficult times.
We genuinely care about our people and our local communities. We work hard to protect the wildlife and environments within which we operate, and are passionate about sustainability. Together with The TreadRight Foundation, we strive to #MakeTravelMatter for people, wildlife and the planet.
The world is waiting for travellers and ARRIVED is your ticket to planning your next holiday. Through inspirational features, we will connect you with a place and its people in a way you’ve never experienced before. We take you inside the homes of passionate, skilled locals, and invite you to partake in timeless traditions, try cuisine that is intrinsically tied to a culture, and discover breathtaking natural wonders.
We are always delighted to discover our guests' photos and we love to share those stories and connect in a meaningful way. Nothing makes us happier than when our guests become part of our world...