I've stayed at St Mary's several times before to visit family and friends and always been impressed by the quality and comfort of the accommodation, warmth of welcome, brilliant home cooked breakfasts, quiet location yet handy for town and the train station, and the general feel of the place - it's like a home from home.
It's been 8 months since my last visit and I can't believe how much Joan and Jack have done to improve the place - I honestly couldn't fault it before, but the Tower Room has been reinvented into the Tower Suite (complete with the kind of bathroom you'd expect to see in a five star Manhattan hotel!), and the power showers are the perfect way to start the day before sitting down to one of Joan's delicious (locally sourced) breakfasts.
I was staying on business this time, and the free wifi throughout was a godsend - fast connection and ample places to work, including the light, comfortable guest lounge and even the garden (yes, the wifi still works out there and over in the beautiful Garden Suite!).
Joan and Jack really do go the extra mile and you won't be disappointed whatever the reason for your visit. I warn you though, you won't want to leave! I'll definitely be back.More