First impressions were not great. There was a baby crying in the background and I was told several times I was wrong about not being able to book one night only on line. In fact, the website does say you cannot book one night online but apparently it does let you do it. Anyhow, I decided to go ahead and book the room. I was then told to go back online and complete a form with a tickbox which said that I agreed to the terms and conditions. This I did. I then received an email (this took nearly 5 days after the original completion of the form) which I was asked to print and bring with me when checking in. By that time I was truly wondering if I really wanted to go there....
Eventually, the day had come. My friend and I went to check in at the between the allocated times (can't remember exactly but it is from sometime in the morning until 12 or between 4-6pm). We had arrived by train to York at around 12.30pm which meant that we had to leave luggage at the station at the price of £4 per piece of luggage. I had trepidations when I realised that the booking confirmation was still at the train station when we rang the door bell!
We rang and rang again and then thought that maybe it did not work. Then spotted another door bell in the middle of the entrance door. This one seemed to work and someone came to the door. We were shown round and it was all OK. The owner was very friendly and recommended a few restaurants.
Everything you could need was there. We were asked to choose a breakfast for the following day and leave the request in the dining room before 8.30pm that night. I don't mind doing that if it helps them. Tea/coffee and hot chocolate were available in the bedroom, as were two glasses for wine and a bottle opener. Biscuits and a couple of chocolates were also supplied. Hair dryer was available in the room, TV and hi-fi. Beds were comfortable and had crisp cotton sheets. Towels were a good size (bath towels rather than bath sheets which are larger).
Breakfast in the morning was plentiful with cereals and fruit as well as fruit juice. We had scrambled eggs and poached eggs on toast but you can vary the menu to make your own perfect breakfast. The eggs were really good and served on warm plates. Toast and jam were also provided. Nothing really great like home made jams but good quality jams were provided.
All in all, perfectly acceptable and friendly but somehow, never got to quite relax as I was on my guards. First impressions do last...
I believe the owners are now trying to sell the property and move to Spain. I wish them the best of luck.
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