Arriving mid evening with the surroundings covered in snow added a certain charm to a very welcoming building. The 18th century hall has been tastefully modernised inside to retain the key period features, such as wooden beams and sizeable log fireplaces, but ensuring that comfort and the facilities you'd expect from a B&B/hotel are retained. The hosts were friendly and happy to work around our requirements, and it proved a very quiet place to stay given the limited number of rooms. Drawbacks, if you want to be picky, are that it is out on a limb (around one mile to the nearest small village with basic facilities, i.e. a pub/restaurant) and is difficult to access without a car due to being isolated from the nearby bus routes (which are infrequent). The mattress was a little tired in one of the two rooms we hired, whilst the shower in the other room proved to be somewhat erratic, running cold for several minutes while warming up, and shooting water out into the bathroom whilst checking the temperature. You also have to be fairly trusting because the rooms can only be locked with a small latch from the inside due to the need to retain historic features such as the wooden doors, but it felt a very safe place and the family offers a chance to lock valuables in a safe area if you're going out.