I always rate a stay on its showers and its sausage! This is definitely hit on the sausage front!
House was scrupulously clean, carpets wonderfully thick so no stomping up and down the stairs and wonderful show of flowers in the front garden. It was very hot and stuffy, as heatwave hadn't yet broken so I had the windows open but having a room on the back, I didn't hear a thing. Shower was nice and everything in bathroom nicely done and very very clean. The place looked brand new.
As I've chosen to 'live' at Birchwood for the next few months, that's got to say something. I wanted somewhere that wasn't sterile, somewhere where I felt welcome, and was quiet but close to the city and I found all of this and more at Birchwood. It is not flashy, just beautifully done.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Birchwood Guest House is a family run Bed & Breakfast owned and operated by Heather and Ken Cottrell in a friendly and informal style. This Edwardian Guest House has lovely bright rooms which have recently been re-decorated. Birchwood is located in the heart of Portsmouth and is close to the sea front and award winning gardens. ... more less