We stayed this month for 1 night using the tickle deal.
All in all, we had a lovely restful time-staff were very friendly and the room was lovely-so comfortable and spacious. What struck us was how peaceful the whole place was, really good setting to relax in. Unfortunately the spa is under refurbishment so we couldnt enjoy that, but instead we slept, read and ate plenty!! We stayed in the outbuildings, and rooms were a lot bigger than I expected, certainly for a discounted deal. Very comfy and good facilities. The shower and bath were good, although the bath walls were very high, so not good for short legs or people who struggle to bend the knee-I am nearly 5"8 and struggled to get in!
The food was excellent-we ate far too much as it was all so good! We stayed for dinner which was very tasty and a real treat-certainly not cheap but a real occasion. We also ejoyed Sunday lunch the next day, which was really very good. Although we were full from the day of eating, we found room for the delicious lunch!
There were a couple of small issues that stopped me giving a 5 rating, I raised these directly with staff who responded quickly and thoroughly.
The deal advertised afternoon tea, however we were only given a drink and 1 scone with jam etc. I appreciate this was a discounted offer and tucked away in the small print it did clarify, however I understand afternoon tea to also include cake and sandwiches. We purposefully didn't eat lunch as we were expecting a full meal. This meant we were hungry and in the end had to order chips from the bar.
This leads me to my 2nd issue, when we got to the bar we ordered and received drinks and I stated we would want to order food. The bar staff said he would be back "in a few mins" to take our order. We were then left for over 15 mins, adding to my hunger! I looked for other staff to no avail. By the time we were served I was really very hungry.
As I've said the overall stay was great, it was just these 2 things that gave it a less than ideal start. From then on the staff were attentive and friendly, and food was delicious.
Come here for a relaxing, filling treat!
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