We spent 2 nights on this unique property, in a 1 bedroom unit. Coming from a city, this motel experience was akin a country home we never had. Besides, Karen's welcoming gesture (basket of homemade muffins) was a differentiating factor.
The children loved the ingenious playgrounds and friendly farm animals. We fed the miniature horses carrots and were surprised that the dogs love carrots too!
The rooms are near the highway, so sounds of traffic broke the silence at night but hardly affected us. (If you leave the windows fully open in the summer, the traffic sounds shall be more obvious.) The beds were comfortable and we slept well.
Heating was very adequate. There is a heater in the living area, a portable heater in the bedroom and a wall-mounted heater in the toilet/bathroom - very nice as that minimizes the chill when you get out of the tub/shower.
The kitchen was well equipped and also has an oven that's great for warming Karen's delicious muffins.
Karen was very helpful with driving directions and accomodated our request for the children to have a ride on her dear horses. (The horse rides are only suitable for young children as the horses are miniatures.)
Overall, it was a memorable stay. Thank you Karen.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Set on 4 acres with a real countryside feel yet only 5 minutes from the town centre The Hideaway offers a wide range of affordable accommodation options. With free high speed broadband, loads of outdoor space and large play facilities for the kids it's an ideal spot for families. Plenty of parking and we even have a play area for dogs if you want to bring your four legged friend along too! No sulphur smells which make this a great choice. ... more less
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