Booked a last minute one night stay during the Jubilee Bank Holiday weekend for myself and my husband. We stayed in room 14 on the ground floor at the front of the house overlooking the car park which I think is a newer part of the building. The room was a decent size and very very clean and comfy and was well equiped for our short stay, but we did find it a little bit chilly. We tried turning the radiators on but they didn't heat up at all so we presumed that as it was June they had switched the whole system off, however on returning from a walk later in the day we found that the radiators in the communal areas were actually on so in hindsight we should have mentioned it at reception.
When I initially rang to enquire about a room I spoke to Mandy who was very friendly and helpful, as was the young lady that checked us in and served us breakfast the following morning.
Breakfast was absolutely delicious and plentiful, it was nice to have the option of various hot breakfast choices other than the usual "full English", we both had the smoked haddock with poached egg and thouroughly enjoyed it!!
We would recommend The Firs without hesitation the only comment that I would make is that they do have 4 large cats (we were informed of this when we checked in and not prior to booking) and as I'm both asthmatic and allergic to cats alarm bells started ringing as soon as we were told, however we only saw 1 cat durning our stay but the fact that cats are present did prevent us from using the lounge area in order to avoid a reaction....maybe they could highlight the fact that cats live in the house on their website. As I was only there for night it thankfully didn't bother me.
On the whole a very clean, friendly place to stay in a great location we would give it a thumbs up!!!
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