I stayed here with my mother on a visit to see houses. I loved the fact that the Courtyard gives you all that is best about bed and breakfast, while giving you the sort of privacy and convenience that usually only comes with self-catering accommodation. Each room is separate in the Courtyard, a large bed sitting room with bathroom. They were tastefully furnished, and ours had a wet room with a shower and basin and loo. The bed was comfortable, and the room was very nice.
We were greeted by the owner in a friendly and helpful way and she helped me to unpack our suitcases from the car. Having shown us our room she left us to settle in. We went out for dinner locally and then came back - I liked the freedom that being able to come and go without disturbing the owners or other people gave us, very much. Next morning we had a delightful breakfast freshly cooked in the conservatory up at the house, and enjoyed every mouthful. We were so pleased with our choice of the Courtyard and will definitely return if we have the chance.
We only had nitpicky criticisms - everything was so lovely, we almost had to rack our brains to think of anything we didn't like. I felt the chairs in the room were not very relaxing - fine for an overnight stay, but I think I might have wanted something a bit more comfortable if we had been there for longer. My mother was a little bothered by the security light showing through the door, even though we put the blind down. And finally the signage could be improved - we went into the main house and reversed, after we'd seen the sign for Laurel Farm, then wondered if we had turned off at the right place because there is a ruined barn on one side of the entrance and what looks like a working barn on the other side... we wondered if we had got it wrong. A sign which indicates the turn-off for the courtyard is 20 yards after the house, and another which shows you the way round to the parking would be spiffing...but as I say, those are very very nitpicking criticisms... we loved it very much! We felt it represented very good value for the price, and would recommend The Courtyard to anyone looking for a B&B in this area.
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