It is difficult to give a rating on The Springs Luxury B&B purely because there wasn't a lot wrong actually wrong with it; but the ambience of the place made us feel too uncomfortable to relax. The owners Colleen & Murray were very nice, but it felt forced; they did try hard to make you feel ‘at home’ but you just felt like you were being observed, especially with Colleen (although I honestly don’t think she realises how it makes guests feel, especially if you are the sort to want a bit of privacy when on holiday).
Breakfast is literally under the watchful eye of Colleen, whilst she cooks and chats to you, milk jugs were moved if we didn't put them back down on a mat in case it left 'rings', The breakfasts were very good but times were very precise; 07.30 - 8.45am, and she wanted to know a precise time you would be coming. So when we nearly overslept for our stated time of 08.30 we were panicking to get to breakfast in case we upset her. Whilst we were on the internet in the guest lounge, before long she was behind you. So you didn’t feel at ease to use the facility.
However, the rooms are a good size, with a very useful dressing/storeroom for your luggage. The rooms were presented in a pristine condition with nice accessories, but no sooner were we shown them, Murray was in whipping the niceties off the bed and storing them in the storeroom. The bathrooms were so amazingly clean; I was convinced they had been scrubbed with a toothbrush. I love clean, but this was amazing. When we came back from our day out, even our toothbrushes were put into a tooth mug, because they must've looked untidy! Nice touches like bottled water in the bedroom, but no tea making facilities (I think that was in case we made too much of a mess)!
If you like a regimented order to your holidays, routine, sterile bathrooms, lots of conversation at breakfast, and chocolate mints placed on the pillow whilst you are out, this is the place for you... but not us alas.
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