The Old Hall is situated in an English village setting about a 10-15 minutes drive from the M1, yet you feel as if you could be in the middle of nowhere.
This is clearly a family home first yet you are not made to feel that you are intruding and the owners are extremely friendly, helpful and relaxed. Watch out for the chickens which freely roam the front of the house! The house dog was docile and accommodating.
The building is predominantly Tudor and full of nooks and crannies, with the added charm of un-level, floors walls and ceilings. The owners have been sympathetic to the building which is set in its own large grounds.
There is ample parking at the front of the property and the two rooms we stayed in were located on the first floor with access to their own private lounge. The Lady Lysgar Room is decorated in a French and feminine style and has its own en-suite shower room. The other bedroom (decorated in gold) has its own bathroom which has to be accessed across the guest lounge. I(Don't chose this room if you prefer to have an en suite)
We made good use of the guest lounge on the afternoon we arrived and the weather was appalling and as we were celebrating family birthdays we toasted these in style with champagne that we had brought. The hosts were more than happy to provide us with glasses and left us to it! We had a very pleasant few hours.
The rooms have tea and coffee making facilities and fresh milk is provided in flasks (much better than the usual milk jiggers!) There were bottles of water and small cans of coke also provided and well as a good selection of herbal teas.
The bathrooms are modern and up to date - the stand alone bath has a great view of the parkland which can be seen through the window. The beds were very comfortable.
There were a number of breakfast options including English and continental as well as scrambled egg and smoked salmon. We opted to the English breakfast which was cooked to a high standard and used quality ingredients. This was served in a large family dining room with an imposing dinner table. Despite the formality though, the surrounding were relaxed.
This is an unusual Bed and Breakfast which shows off England at its best and most quirky. So much better than a sterile (and often more expensive hotel chain).
On site facials and beauty treatments are provided - this is not immediately obvious when you visit the bed and breakfast booking website and this is definitely a bonus if you are looking for somewhere in the country side to unwind and relax.
We would recommend this home to other travellers who are looking for something which is more unusual and we would love to stay here again
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