This was a terrific friendly place to stay, giving us the freedom to self-cater when we were tired of eating out. The room was spacious and comfortable with own en-suite, king bed and separate sitting area. It was probably the closest room to the road, but I didn't notice any noise and enjoyed deep sleeps during our 3-night stay. The communal kitchen and lounge area was roomy and well-equipped, giving us a great space to meet other guests and socialise - plenty of interest and laughs as a result. Our hostess Anne-Marie could not have been more helpful and was ready to meet any requests in full measure. The bike hire was very reasonably priced, with lock, helmet and hi-vis vest thrown in. I spent two days on the bike exploring the trail and picturesque surrounds and of course the awesome gorge. Plenty of history too, in this neck of the woods. I'd come straight back to Golden Owl next time I'm in the area. Yogi the Kitten is heartbreakingly cute!