We spent just one night here in a standard room on the 3rd floor. As we had got a really cheap deal, (cheaper than all the local B+Bs), we were not expecting to stay in such a fantastic building.
OK yes, the reception desk is in the entrance hallway, (next to an old exposed well), and is a thouroughfare from one restaurant room to another. OK yes, you walk through the restaurant to get to the upperfloors where the bedrooms are, and yes there is not a TV lounge or library. We were not expecting any of that. The staff were very charming, helpful and ready to answer questions about the history and origin of the building and the locality.The restaurant is laid out with lace clothes, flowers and cartoon prints by JAK on the walls plus charactures by MATT and various local history phtographs.
Our standard room was spotless, at the back of the building and very quiet. We turned the heating off as it got quite hot. There was tea/coffee making facilities with biscuits and plenty of towels and toiletries in the newly refitted bathroom. As I hadn't read the welcome pack, I didn't appreciate there wasn't a hairdryer in the room, and that and an iron was available on request. My fault for not reading the folder.
We did not eat in the evening, but had one of the best breakfasts ever in a UK pub/hotel/B+B. Extensive locally sourced menu, plenty of fruit and cereals and non-stop supply of tea/coffee.
No sorry, the black pudding and smoked salmon was from Scotland.
We only found this by chance on a price comparism website, it was superb. Well done to the young staff we met there.
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