The greatest draw to this establishment are the grounds. The on-site fishing lake and damns are beautiful, even if you don't fish. The thatch-roof rooms are unique on the outside, and quite charming on the inside. Considering the special aspects of the different room internal layouts, this is a quaint, historic establishment. One very major drawback is that the estate is situated adjacent to a well-traveled road. Truck traffic is noticeable.
Our room special room is situated at the far end of the row of rooms, with vistas of the lake. It was nice to have sliding glass doors opening to the natural setting, and the jacuzzi tub, while small, had a great vista. This large room, a honeymoon suite (?) has two levels, with a small loft reached by a spiral metal staircase. The canopy bed was very comfortable with a lofty down comforter. There was, however, no closet space and the bathroom was tiny.
Breakfast was ordinary and a bit skimpy, but the staff were charming. This accommodation is definitely Country", and if you're in for a very pleasant stay without too many extra perks, you'll be happy.
Make sure you get the special room on the end closest to the lake. Great privacy and most amenities...
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We pride ourselves in responding to all our reviews so it is rather strange to find that we didn't respond to yours. Humble apologies. Thank you for choosing Rawdons and for sharing your experience. We have further upgraded various aspects of the hotel and no doubt, next time you visit, you will be in for a few surprises. Our breakfasts offer a large variety and are quite scrumptious.
And yes, being the iconic grand daddy of the Midlands, our family run establishment is proud to exude the warmth you received.
We look forward to seeing you again,
The Rawdons Family
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