upgraded to a suite in the new house after the original room i the old house became unavailable.
It was nice but the person who had designed it had not considered the placement of the lighting either natural or electric in relation to the furniture consequently the two settees could not be used for sitting and reading on. This was partially resolved by the appearance of another standard lamp but the cable could have done with being twice as long to be perfect from the nearest plug socket.
As for the rest the walk in shower stroke wet room bathroom wit underfloor heating was lovely.
The bed was firm, there were plenty of good pillows, the desk, work, makeup area wa situated next to the door into the room and therefore a trifle cramped but acceptable as all internet and power sockets were at desk level.
Overall I would score the room as an 8 out of 10.
The food we had an evening meal on arrival and a private family Sunday lunch for 12 with 3 children and two breakfasts, we did not have a 2nd evening meal as the portions were so generous and we did not finish our Sunday lunch until 4 p.m. that an evening meal on that day would have been too much.
All of the meals we had were excellently cooked and served our first evening meal slow cooked venison and steak were cooked to perfection so that the meat almost melted in your mouth and the sweets were to die for and so light to eat, this coupled with the small tasters of soup and pallet cleansing sorbet before the sweet were enough to fill one comfortably.
There is one to a person who is not used to it slightly of putting circumstance to their service, and that is that you sit in one of the two lounges known as the bar and the snooker room, choose your food from the menu and are not sat in the restaurant until your starter is ready to be served which can be as long as 30 -40 mins though this was not explained to us and we were left with a feeling of not being attended to a 6:30 restaurant booking resulted not actually being sat in the restaurant until nearly 7:30p.m.
I did not realize that this was their system until the Sunday lunch for the family and again it was nearly an hour before we were taken to our private dining room from being presented with our menus. However I could live with this when you are offered a choice of how you want your beef cooked for those who choose it from medium to well done and each being served individually and three good thick slices to go with everything else one would expect in a Sunday lunch, others in the party tried the pork option and one plate was a little to pink for them there was no problem it went back and was returned within ten minutes without being pink. So all in all a 10 out of 10 for a group meal that was also individual which I think you would struggle to find in a majority of Hotels.
Breakfast; on both occasions we had a traditional full English with items also available from the continental buffet table and champagne available as well though once again there was no big thing made of this and you could have missed it quite easily, but I was driving and am not a great lover of an often overrated, for me, item.
The only quibble I had with the hotels operation was the bill the Sunday lunch bill was presented and payed on the sunday but on the Monday morning they found that they had forgotten to charge for the room hire for the private dining room and the bill was so complicated for the girl on reception as it event had been booked through the events staff that this was unclear, However I cannot complement her enough in her handling of this and without argument, referring the whole matter to the events staff to sort out with my daughter who had made the booking and clearing us to leave without charge or argument.
Overall score for our two day weekend would be 4 and a half out of 5 only the two little quibbles preventing a 5 out of 5 score, but would recommend.
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