Okay, the good stuff. Pleasant location, large rooms, comfortable beds, nice decor, good selection of magazines and books in the rooms.
The not-quite-so-good stuff - as another reviewer mentioned the rooms weren't quite as clean as they should have been (e.g. cobwebs on lamp shades), especially given how expensive this place is. Also the tea/coffee tray was the poorest I've ever seen (in my extensive experience of hotels and B&Bs here and abroad, including farm B&Bs) - the coffee was in what looked like a reused dried herb bottle, there was no indication as to whether it was caffeinated or decaffeinated, we assumed it was caffeinated, no decaff was supplied (and I'd expect this to be provided as standard and wouldn't expect to have to request it); the tea bags were not the normal wrapped ones you usually get in a nice little container in most good quality B&Bs, but unwrapped and stuffed into a container with a range of other drink sachets. We were given one jug of milk for both rooms, as otherwise she "would have to go out and buy some more". All in all not nearly as well presented or thought out as other B&Bs we've stayed in and definitely well below par for the price we were paying. Also, somewhat impractically, the curtains in the twin room cover the radiators entirely.
The very bad - both guest rooms are above the owners' kitchen/living room (we'd booked both for three nights for a well-needed break for £450, and this with a discount. Given its Sawday rating, we took this for reassuring expensiveness). The farmhouse is old (as they generally are, and that is one of their charms), and the sound insulation between the ground floor and first floor bedrooms is, it seems, non-existent. Not surprising in an old building but what was surprising was that the owners spent the entire evening in these rooms watching tv, laughing, talking loud enough for us to hear every word they were saying and, at a couple of points, singing, and didn't retire to bed until just before midnight, at which point we were finally able to get some sleep. The information folder in the bedroom requests that guests are considerate of the owners and their family and don't make excessive noise after 11pm, but during our stay the owners didn't extend that courtesy to their paying guests.
When we raised this with Mrs Muntz the next morning and told her we wouldn't be able to stay the remaining two nights we'd booked because we needed some sleep, she didn't apologise for keeping us awake until midnight but simply goggled at us and kept saying she was "disappointed" as if our inability to sleep through the noise was entirely our fault ("Haven't you slept in an old farmhouse before?" Yes, lots. "Well, we stayed up late last night." No, really?), and complained that she could have taken other bookings for the nights we wouldn't be staying (doubtless true, but no comfort in the situation). At her insistence we paid her for the second night of our proposed stay, and so paid a total of £315 for one night of severely curtailed sleep and an average fry up and one night we weren't even there. A simply apology would have made a great deal of difference to how angry we are at having to curtail our plans, and our child's disappointment. A poor start to half-term.
We are not light sleepers and can only assume that the other reviewers were fortunate enough to be staying on nights when the owners retired at a reasonable time. Needless to say we won't be staying here again and won't be recommending it to anyone we know.
All in all a very disappointing, and costly, experience.