From the moment we stepped into this charmingly restored guest house we felt at home and indulged. Our room was large and tastefully decorated with antique furniture and a lovely fireplace. Importantly it also had a large TV for my football-mad husband.
The breakfast spread was magnificent - tasty, fresh and generous - put on by Jo, the owner. It's nice to see the personal touches that the hosts/owners put on, home baked goods for example. Sparkling wine was on offer too for those holidaymakers keen to start the day with some celebratory bubbles. It shows a dedication and passion for the Artist House that we really felt and appreciated.
We especially loved the afternoon happy hour, where we sat in the courtyard enjoying a beer and some snacks and chatting with other guests. It's a nice touch. When the clock ticked past the end of happy hour there was no rush to close up the bar or hurry the guests out. Everything was relaxed yet professional.
There is a lovely little story connected with the house - supposedly the presence of a ghost. We didn't come across 'Robert' but the Ghost Tour groups that wandered by in the late evenings paid homage to him.
The reservation process was easy and the lovely Laura was kind and courteous and made us a booking for a wonderful restaurant - great service is all part of the stay at the Artist House.
It is on the pricey side, but we were also staying at the height of high season.