I booked Ixworth House very last minute online as part of a business trip and had no real expectation of what to expect. So I was delighted to be met by Sharyn and John when I rang the doorbell to their impressive home.
I use the word 'home' very selectively as that is exactly what it felt like when I walked through the door. The welcome was warm and sincere and it was instantly obvious that they have incredibly high standards, as the reception hall is decorated beautifully.
Whilst I was speaking with Sharyn, John had kindly taken my case up to the room - which as a regular business traveller is so unexpected and appreciated, as I normally have to juggle my way to the room with bags, briefcase, spare suit and shirts.
The room was perfection - a very good size, with very smart bathroom, and very tastefully decorated. The bed was extremely comfortable and they used fine bedding and quilt - I had a great nights sleep.
I judge my overnight business accommodation by the bed, the bedding and the shower - so I was delighted that the shower was hot and free flowing from a large shower-head.
Breakfast was a joy - and an unusual luxury for me - so after a great selection of cereals, yoghurt and fresh fruit, I chose scrambled eggs with smoked salmon from the extensive menu. All cooked perfectly and presented beautifully. Gallons of fresh coffee to wash it down, completed the most perfect start to the morning.
Sharyn and John are the perfect hosts; there know when you need them to provide conversation and their extensive local knowledge, but clever enough to know when to give a guest some space - this is a rare skill, but one which they are blessed with.
Proudly displayed on the dining room walls are the many awards and accolades that Ixworth House has won, and I (just like the other reviewers) would wholeheartedly agree with those well-deserved awards.
Ixworth House is a real gem, run by really lovely people, and I would have no hesitation in recommending anyone to stay there.
As I said in the title - perfection !!!,
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