This was our 3rd visit to the Manor but our first for ten years so maybe our expectations would be too high? No worries on that score, there was a comforting familiarity backed up with an easy going but professional style from Brian and Mary Ellen. We stayed in a fireplace room which was luxurious, cosy, roomy and had everything needed - absolutely had to enjoy a sit by the log fire even though the weather was far from cold.
We ate in both the fine dining restaurant and the bistro. On both counts the food was excellent, the fine dining a la carte menu in particular. We found the service friendly and attentive. Only criticism we had is that the bistro could do with a bit of a makeover to lift the décor and atmosphere.
You also need to consider the spirit of this place in the context of it's location, and both complement each other - we would have no hesitation to return