The only reason I'm not giving this 5 stars is because the hotel is definitely in need of some maintenance in places, the windows especially have seen better days :-) But despite this, I don't believe that there is a hotel anywhere in a more beautiful setting. We saw a family of swans and even otters in the river which runs alongside, it was picture perfect. As for the staff, they were outstanding. Nothing was too much trouble, nothing was a problem. We went for a midweek break which included dinner and I think it was a bargain.