Need to get your head down then Peartree Lodge is absolutely fine. If you're after something with a touch more exotic then look elsewhere. The are, on this side of the canal, is tired and just a little dirty. Crossing over the canal I'll come back to.
Drive into the car park and your spidey senses will begin to tingle, from the outside it looks like a motel with blue mood lighting, ahem!, lighting the outside. I started to feel like this wasn't going to go well. And entering the well worn reception area did nothing to lighten my growing anxiety.
Now, never judge a book and all that. The receptionist and her sidekick, don't know what this other lady did, was excellent. Clear, efficient and helpful. Got my key and off to the room.
Basic. Not that this is a bad 'basic' but basic. The bed however was huge and of all the hotels I've stayed in recently, I have to admit that this was the most comfortable bed and provided me with the best nights sleep I've had in a while.
The bathroom...let's just move on. Clean? Showerhead...went everywhere but on me...I'd have gotten wetter had I stood next to the tv...everywhere but down. Oh and no fancy shampoo bottles to put in my washbag! What's that all about.
For eats the hotel is connected to a tired beef-eater type pub thing which was heaving with diners eager to get a humongous carvery for £6. So I ordered a drink and settled in for meat and veg.
After dinner, and here's my best tip, leave the hotel and go for a walk. Nearby there's a canal bridge. Over the canal and you'll walk out into a large open green area called Woughton. Keep walking, this hamlet is glorious and I do mean glorious. The green is bordered by large well kept houses and at the far end there's a quaint looking pub, though I didn't get chance to go in. If you do take a torch, there's good advice #2. No street lights, you'll trip over stuff walking back to the hotel.
In summary, everyone that worked at the hotel were lovely; they're let down by the drive to the hotel, the car park screams Hitchcock's Psycho (sorry hotel it just does) coupled to the blue mood lighting. Once inside you're fine and fortunately they didn't have anyone working there called Norman or Bates.
108 had a magnificent bed...really comfortable.
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