I had my choice of a number of the larger hotels in the area, but I couldn't have chosen better than the Faculty House. From the minute I swung open the large, darkwood door and saw "Welcome [my name]" on a sign, I knew I had the right place.
It had the personal, unique, charming feel of a boarding house from a Dickens novel -- albeit spotless and very well appointed.
I was greeted by the laughing, personable character of Tom, who quickly made me feel at home.
Rooms were capacious, quiet, and the homey-yet-meticulously-cared-for rooms made me feel like I was in the home of a wealthy aunt.
I had my choice of two kitchen to cook in -- one a tidy cubby hole and the other, larger one which felt the kitchens of an old manor house. Both were very tidy and had everything I could need.
A short walk or drive in any direction brings you into contact with delightful, wooded neighborhoods and excellent restaurants.
Internet was fast. Umbrellas were on hand to borrow.
There was rarely a staff member at the front desk, however they were easily accessible by phone.
Everything was wonderful. I will certainly return if I am in the area.