We stayed over a weekend early September 2012 and this was our first visit to St Albans.
The house is well situated within easy walking distance of the town and great to leave the car with plenty of on street parking or in the lane.
After being welcomed into the front door entrance we were shown the back entrance for future use. There was no problem with this as you got to see the lovely garden, which I’m sure we could have enjoyed if we'd had the time, and a bonus of getting to see the lovely kitchen as you go through to the front staircase to the bedrooms. We were requested to remove our shoes at the door which I was ok with as I do this at home and appreciate they want to take care of the lovely cushion feel carpeting. I would like to suggest a shoe shelf nearby the back door for future use, especially for those with walking boots on wet and muddy days.
We stayed in the main house in a beautiful double room above the kitchen. The decor of our room was gorgeous and so many little additions such as an array of books and dvd’s and magazines which I enjoyed the luxury of leafing through over a nice relaxing coffee. Having free and easy access to Wi-Fi is great to ensure that you are still in contact with the ‘real world’ while chillaxing in the luxurious accommodation whilst enjoying a scrumptious breakfast including ‘home made sausages’.
We were warned that our room was above the agar in the kitchen and therefore gets warm. However, even though we were there during the hottest weekend in September on record, we were able to cope comfortably as there was a ceiling fan (which is fabulously silent) and air con which I turned on for an hour but didn’t feel the need for more.
Unfortunately there are no en-suite facilities. Though once you see and use the beautiful bathroom (and it’s directly next door to the bedroom) you don’t mind sharing. There are luxury towelling bath robes available in the bedrooms which make using the bathroom so easy.
The couple were very friendly, welcoming and helpful to anything that we wanted. Yes, I would certainly stay again and recommend to friends.