We were quite surprised to be greeted to an envelope stuck to the door telling us where our keys were, no sign of a host or anyone to help us in. The front door, left slightly ajar, was also quite unnerving.
However, upon entering out £110 per night room, we were greeted with a spotlessly clean, light, airy, beautifully decorated room. The bed was comfortable, there was a good tv and everything you could possibly need - shower gel etc, iron, hair-dryer. We wondered what all the bad reviews were about on Tripadvisor!! However, the shower was appalling, the temperature changed rapidly without warning and the water tank situated in the bathroom dripped and buzzed every time you flushed the loo or used the tap. The free wifi was a nice touch but it was annoyingly slow and temperamental.
We had a comfortable night sleep and were really looking forward to breakfast. Again, our host was no where to be seen, and although we were greeted by adequately friendly staff, no one asked us if we had any issues or problems and neither did we feel we could raise any. Breakfast was greasy, scrambled egg soggy, tinned fruit and small, quite honestly stingy portions and a cramped, dingy eating area. Lots of variety but not to the standard you expect when paying £110 per night.
The B and B is not situated a short 10 minute walk into town as advertised on the website, more like a 25 minute walk, which is up hill all the way back. The parking available outside the property is very useful. Without knowing the area, and with our host still not around (even at the weekend) and with a new set of envelopes stuck to the door, we ventured out to try and find dinner and found a little gem of a pub – The Bear. Brilliant food and excellent service in an inviting environment. On our second night, we ended up going back to The Bear, as again our host was not around to ask. The only information provided, was a set of leaflets and a restaurant map, oh which the B&B was no where near!
The only time anyone was around was when they wanted our money, and even then we weren't asked if our stay was pleasant or comfortable. All in all, a beautiful, clean B and B, but far too over priced and terrible hosting.
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