We stayed here in October 2009 in room 7 at the top of the house. There are lots of things we liked, but also some disapointments for us. It is a nice big old house. Owners are friendly and aim for a casual atmosphere.
Nice big room, comfy big bed, good bed linen. In the middle of nowhere, so really quiet for a good night's sleep. The complimentary sherry was low grade. There were a fair number of dead flies on the window sill - otherwise all was clean.
We ate in each night. The first night was better than the second - my meat was not the best quality and the veggies were poorly cooked. So a problem with consistency we feel. The dining room appears a tad formal, but actually isn't, thank goodness.
Breakfasts were adequate, but nothing special. On our second morning there were croissants - fresh out of their supermarket packaging - so squashed up and cold.
The way we see it, the owners have struck a balance between their private and work lives - and good luck to them. But a little extra time attending to detail might be advised. For instance - in the honesty bar, someone had cut a slice of lemon - the same lemon was there the following night, shrivelled up, along with the dirty knife and board.
There are so many establishments to choose from in this country - so on balance we will try another one next time.
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Our breakfast menu includes a full English grill with local sausages and bacon, omelettes, pancakes and compote, cereals and porridge, fresh fruit, home-made smoothies, eggs benedict and vegetarian options. If a very early breakfast is requested, we put out a basket of croissants, fruit and cereals the night before so that a guest can make a quick getaway- we have never served croissants at all as a standard breakfast item, so we're puzzled.
We do encourage people to comment at the time through the use of feedback sheets, and received no adverse comments at all in that month on the food or the rooms. All our food is freshly cooked, and any requests at the time can be quickly dealt with.
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