Absolutely fantastic Castle stay...
It all started with excellent customer service over the telephone when my other half requested 'castley bedroom' to ensure we got the whole experience. The receptionist was superb, calling him back and rejigging a booking in order for us to be given the Howard Bedchamber.
On arrival we were welcomed and shown to our bedroom. Photos do not do it justice - it oozed oppulence and the whole castle experience started off with a bang. The four poster bed looked so inviting, however the wing armchairs and small dining table gave us plenty of areas to relax. I think this can't be rated as a 5 star hotel as the electrics and wear in the furniture and carpets could be better - but we felt it added to the charm (well-loved as oppose to broken!)
Walking round the grounds we were enticed to look in every nook and cranny before heading to the lounge for a bite to eat. The atmosphere was wonderful with a quiet relaxed ambience. Tea was served, although our sandwiches were not so fresh, as if they had been sitting in the kitchen waiting to be brought through to us(we also thought the choices a bit bland, but the fillings were tasty).
Having the whole dining experience was important to us - and we thoroughly enjoyed the experience with fabulous food which was tasty and freshly made. The portion size of my fillet of beef was enormous (it seemed such a shame that it couldn't be smaller and a lesser additional cost imposed). Having to choose from the set menu can be a bit hit and miss - as a huge disliker of mushrooms and not being fond of fish I was put off by 'truffle sauce' which appeared in a couple of descriptions.
We enjoyed a wonderful night's sleep in the most wonderfully comfortable bed, followed by a fabulous breakfast - the eggs were perfect and the remainder of ingredients perfectly tasty.
Check out was simple, although we didn't have our initial invoice updated as the receptionist wasn't well (we hope Ann feels better).
Altogether we thoroughly enjoyed our stay - and would love to come back to enjoy the hospitality and castle experience once again - wonderful romantic destination - thank you!
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