Our choices were limited by last minute travel and the fact we were traveling with our small dog, which they allow.
This inn is located outside the town of Sheffield, which doesn’t have too much to offer, including restaurants, one of which – Limeys - served up some badly overcooked baked cod.
The B&B itself is nice enough, especially the grounds and great room with fireplace where breakfast is served. However, a couple of head scratchers about the innkeeper.
Upon arrival, he upgraded us to bigger room. Extra cot for my daughter was already moved into that room. Told him you didn’t have to do that, but thanks.
Then, as we are getting ready to check out, knock at door and he informs us he will be charging extra for the move to larger room. Uh, OK I guess (its only $25 for the night).
But on reflection as we drove away, we both thought it was a complimentary upgrade because no mention of extra charge was made at check in. If mentioned at check in/time of offer, no problem, we would have agreed to it. Perhaps this could’ve been handled better by the innkeeper.
Also, he asked at time of reservation if any allergies. I say no, but my daughter doesn’t like eggs. OK we can accommodate that with some homemade oatmeal or something. I say if not too much trouble, thanks, that would be nice.
Then on the evening of arrival he asked other guests and myself about breakfast preferences. After others also indicated something other than an egg dish might also be preferable for their older children, I repeated same. He mentions other possibilities. I say sure, whatever you can do, that would be nice. Then in the morning (one sitting only, 8:30 = kinda early IMO) everyone is served quiche.
Huh? Why bother asking?
Hope this doesn’t sound too nit picky. We know quirkiness with the inn and/or innkeeper at B&Bs can be part of the deal, but to me, service like this may not be to best way to build repeat business.