I was scheduled to be in town for business and needed to find a place to stay. I settled on this B&B and was very pleased with my choice. The owner / operators, where very hospitable and the house itself has a really nice feel to it. The best way to describe it would be to call it a country manor. Everything about the home feels large, the rooms, the dining room, everything.
I very much enjoyed the meals at the house as well and was treated to a different breakfast each of my two days. My recommendation would be to ask for the Ginger Plum Jelly, made by the owner from her neighbours own plums. One would hope that she asked for permission first, or at the very least shared some of her great jelly with them.
I did have some things that I was not crazy about, for one, I will never travel without my own iron again. Perhaps I just get used to how one works over another, but found I was not able to press my shirts as well as if I had used my own. The other was an issue I brought up to the owner. Although this may not matter to you it was very important to me as I was on business. The issue was the lack of internet on the second floor.
As an IT professional I looked into the matter for her and determined her router could be replaced with a more up to date model which would give access throughout the house. I would have been more comfortable performing my business in the privacy of my own room, but this wasn't enough to have dampened my trip.
I have since re-booked with this B&B and will be there two more times between now and November, and am looking forward to my visit. I just hope they get themselves a new router before then.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- When you come to MacKechnie House, bring your appetite along. The food certainly reflects that Cathryn Thompson, host of MacKechnie House, is also a professional caterer. Breakfasts are delicious and varied. Starters could be Creme Caramel with strawberries, a tall tower of Amaretto - basted Baked Apples or Rhubarb Crumble with Creme Fraiche. The next course might be French Eggs in a Dijon Sauce, Ham with Apricot Mustard and a medley of Sauteed Mushrooms. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Mackechnie House Bed And Breakfast Cobourg, Ontario