Tetbury is a beautiful, quaint little town and we were delighted to find that our B&B was above a chocolate shop - the perfect setting for our two night stay. I arrived with my husband and friend as we were in Tetbury for a friends wedding. The town centre location is ideal and perfect for those wanting to explore Tetbury.
We arrived earlier than expected as we managed to avoid any traffic. As we walked in to the B&B, excited about the beautiful surroundings and the day to come, we were greeted with what can only be described as a good telling off. We all stood in shock with mouths wide open as we were told "You can't just turn up here, expecting your room to be ready - you should have emailed or called letting me know you were coming early". Not wanting to upset anyone and still slightly confused as to why we had upset the owner, we mentioned that it was no problem at all, no expectations - we could easily get changed somewhere else. At this point anywhere else would have been preferable but eyes were rolled and we were told that lucky for us our rooms were ready so just to go and get changed. We did what we were told and went in to our rooms in a state of bewilderment. My friend and I exchanged looks and hushed giggles as we went in to our separate rooms, changed and got out of there as quickly as possible.
The rest of our time there was spent on best behaviour afraid to step out of line. It's not so much the fact that the owner has her strict rules - she can do what she likes - it's more the way she barks her rules at her guests. We were reminded that this was her home on several occasions and we were made to feel very unwelcome.
This is a real shame as everything else apart from the incredibly rude owner was lovely - great breakfast, lovely room and setting, even the rule following husband.
Please do stay anywhere else if you can in Tetbury - there are plenty of other places just as nice and where you'll be allowed to blow your nose without worrying about the annnoying the owner.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- One Market Place provides Visit England 4 star Bed & Breakfast accommodation, situated in the centre of Tetbury, a market town in Gloucestershire. It is a beautiful period town house dating back to the 17th century, with a thoughtful attention to detail and personalised customer service provided by your hosts Hortense & Gerald.We have created a relaxing environment in which our guests can expect the highest standards.Situated in the 'Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty', the Tetbury of today is one of the most beautiful Cotswold towns with its elegant buildings creating a real sense of timeless beauty, — a delight for those who visit this jewel of the Cotswolds. It is a thriving market town built around its outstanding 17th century Market Hall.One Market Place provides you with an ideal base providing convenient access for Westonbirt National Arboretum, set in 600 acres of rolling Cotswold countryside including 17 miles of footpaths to explore, Chavenage House and The Great Tythe Barn. ... more less