Note:I wrote this heading before reading any previous reviews so surprised to find the comments by Rich766 !!
Received a warm welcome on arrival in impressively beautiful surroundings on 27th September.
However, we stayed in a 'Superior Double Room' entitled 'Chambre de Provence' The room is described as having "a double bed with amazing hand painted drapes and pillows"
However on being shown our room we were told not to use these pillows as they did not want them to get dirty ! We did not like to point out the mass of spiders webs around the chimney brest which passed through the room, nor (later) the pile of fluff etc under the bed, nor the fact that our clothes were clean on that morning.
We had to pile the four very large cushions in a small alcove which meant the room became even smaller than it was and had to move an armchair to let these drapes down at night.. The walls to the adjoining room were paper thin and so we had to endure next doors TV, private conversations and other exertions. We took to whispering when we realised this later in the day.
The room and public areas were indeed painted in an interesting way but do we realy need a portrait of a man looking at us when we lift the toilet lid in our bathroom, or a real tree branch cuffing my ear on the way down the stairs?.
The room contained tea/coffee making facilities but unfortunately only fancy infusions and decaf so had to go and find a member of staff to ask for 'ordinary breakfast tea/coffee'
The Residents lounge appeared stylish and comfortable. Unfortunately when sitting in the window seat I could here everything that was happening in the WC pan immediately above my head.
Flushed with embarassment I quickly left the room.
How did the English Tourist Board not notice this and still give a 5 star rating ?
Poor first half.
We eat in the evening across the road at one of the three decent pubs in the village (the one with the pictures of Princess Anne visiting the Hostelry) but not in one of the two recommended. Decent beer and Good basic carvery food.
Breakfast the following morning was a bit like the bedroom, long on presentation but poor on substance with entry through the kitchen into a room which doubles as a Cafe during the day, with disinterested staff, a restricted selection of starters and a less than 'full' english breakfast.
Unimpressive second half
The Guest house has an 'honesty bar' which we did not use but we found it annoying in the morning when checking out to be questioned in an intimidating way about whether we had imbibed.
We didn't and we won't be going back either.
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