We stayed one night towards the end of September. On arrival the site and the building are very impressive and full of character. We were met with a cool reception by one of the owners/managers. We selected the accommodation based on reviews and the fact that on at least two sites a restaurant was mentioned. On requesting a table for two in the restaurant we were informed that the restaurant was not open and that there was one in the village a couple of hundred metres away. We were informed that booking of this restaurant was not necessary and it opened at 19.00. This village restaurant was closed as was a second in the village. A car journey was required to obtain any food. We were also informed by the owner/manager that breakfast was served between 08.00 and 10.00. Despite being later than we required because of a Channel crossing we accepted this. However in the accommodation information it clearly stated that breakfast during the week was 07.00 to 10.00. It felt as if we were serving the needs of the management rather than they providing a service to us.
Our room was full of character but it had not been dusted efficiently. The en suite shower was dirty and had mould around the bottom. The shower did not drain properly, the plug hole was filthy and there was a leak from the base. There was a thick layer of dust in places and spiders webs had not been cleared. The bedroom window would not open. Overall style took on more importance than substance.