We stayed in a double hostel room with ensuite bathroom as part of the main courtyard.
I had, at the time of booking and the day before, told them that we would be late to check-in yet when I called on route as requested with an eta I was told I wouldn't be able to check-in and that exceptions were being made for us there and then and received a rude phone call and general bad attitude on check-in. What a start to the holiday!
Other reviews are correct in the signs everywhere with the bold red writing saying DO THIS, DON'T DO THAT! A few other things:
There was sand on the bed sheet, inside the bed. Of course our late check-in meant we had no-one to report to but the next day we were told they were clean and that was that.
Room was cramped, fair enough, but no natural light and only window possible had fixed place curtains.
No air, if we opened the only outward facing/openable window all those walking up the drive would have got a clear look in at our bathroom toilet and showering habits.
Couldn't leave window open in the day for fear of theft by this entry route = swelteringly hot room at night.
Thick duvet and no sheet / blanket = super hot night and when advised bedding would be available thought this would have been covered.
Staff = unwelcoming, didn't say hello / good morning on passing, lady in reception was practically hiding behind the desk with the lights off and door shut so we thought the place was closed / abandoned, staff gave rude answers to honest questions and requests.
Any intimacy = lost by doors to bathroom being frosted glass and not shutting properly.
No lighting = stumble your way up the drive.
Wifi = intermittent and low signal strength.
For the cost... I live in central Oxford and can get much much better for this. There are b&bs down the road with bigger rooms, no strict signage etc etc for less than this per night.
A real shame given the area is so beautiful but have booked the place down the road next time.
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