On arrival, our host Brian met us in the driveway (in the dark/rain) with a friendly handshake & greeting and assisted with our luggage. He showed us to our room which was upstairs by way of a carpeted staircase to the Master bedroom (situated at one corner of the house). It has ensuite and a huge dressing room. The internal walls are brick and we didn't hear a sound from outside of our room all night. Bedroom is very spacious and has a two seater lounge at one end of the bed which is handy for relaxing or watching a bit of TV. The white timber louvres at the head of the bed around the windows gave the room a homely feel to it, and the views from the balcony are spectacular, particularly if you are not accustomed to the spectre of canefields all around.
I'll probably cop it for bringing this up, but this is a pet friendly B&B as stated by the owners. So if you are a non pet person as I am, just be warned that you will be greeted by a very subtle doggy smell as you walk past the pet sleeping quarters AND up the stairs to your room. Pet owners are often oblivious to this odour and will commonly deny its existence. It is for this reason that I generally avoid animal friendly B&B's. [We have had some bad experiences at B&B's with dogs in the dining room and doggy poo all round the front door etc]. Happily I can say that in this case it was not in any way offensive, but as soon as I walked out of the bedroom or through the front door I could smell dog, and since I'm a believer in telling it how it is I have mentioned it here. Apologies to all you animal lovers including my wife who think I'm a fusspot.
For me this was not the Holy Grail of B&B's, however it is pretty good.
I didn't mention the food because we never ate in, choosing to eat with friends down the road. This was no reflection on the B&B itself in any way, simply our choice.
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