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“Just as good 2nd time around”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of The Sanctuary

The Sanctuary
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The Sanctuary
Ranked #10 of 32 Marlborough B&B and Inns
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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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“Just as good 2nd time around”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 17, 2012

Stayed with Rebecca and Keith at The Sanctuary for the 2nd time in early March. My mother and I had previously had the twin room which was ideal for us. As we booked last minute, this room was already booked. No problem. Rebecca offered to put a single bed into the large double room at no extra cost. Great hospitality, wonderful breakfast - lots of nice little touches which make a difference. Look forward to the next time.

Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2011

We had the pleasure of staying at "The Sanctuary" at the end of our first day of walking along "The Ridgeway." We would gladly have stayed longer, as the place was truly excellent. Lovely, modern, large en-suite room. Rebecca and Keith were very welcoming hosts. Fantastic solarium breakfast room and great breakfast. If we were ever in the area again, this would be the place we would book for accommodation.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2011

It's the little touches that make a stay at a B&B a pleasant experience, and this B&B ticked all the boxes for me. Among these, in no particular order, there were 1) Friendly hosts, but not in any way intrusive 2) very spacious clean room and comfortable bed 3) lovely breakfast, especially the marmalade and the perfectly cooked egg (I'm normally hard to please with that one) 4) fresh milk on the tea tray, and little jars with enough tea and coffee and hot chocolate that I didn't feel I'd have to be rationing. 5) good location for all the sites. Plus, you can't beat the sight of chickens wandering past your window in the morning. If these are the sorts of things you like too, I'd definitely recommend staying here.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2011

We can thoroughly recommend The Sanctuary. It is very firendly. The rooms are perfect for our family of 5, very clean and we had 2 bathrooms. The breakfast is superb and we can throughly recommend it.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2011

My husband and I have stayed at many Bed and Breakfasts in England over the years and The Sanctuary is one of the best.

We stayed at the Sanctuary for 5 nights so that we could do some walking on the Ridgeway. They first day there, it poured with rain and so we decided we needed an alternative activity. It was Sunday so some places were closed, but Keith looked up places and opening times for us on the internet and was really helpful. The next day Rebecca drove us to the start of the Ridgeway at no charge so we could walk from Overton hill back to the Sanctuary - about 10 miles. The following day she drove us to another entrance to the Ridgeway in the opposite direction with a very nominal charge so again we walked back to the Sanctuary. This was a wonderful service, as we are past the age for backpacking, and it allowed us to walk through beautiful scenary and thoroughly enjoy ourselves.

Our room was very comfortable and large and we had a TV in the room, the breakfasts were great. The whole family made us feel very welcome and comfortable.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2011

Wonderful hospitality from Rebecca and Keith. Our en-suite twin room was newly re-furbished, spacious and spotlessly clean with the most comfortable beds. All the rooms are on the ground floor, so ideal for those who find stairs difficult. The full english breakfast was the best we've eaten for several years (vegetarian option also available).
Overall difficult to find fault, and we'll definitely return.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
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Englewood, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 5, 2011

My wife and I, who live in New Jersey, planned a hike east-to-west along the Ridgeway. Our original idea was to end near Avebury, then rent bikes (if possible) to ride down to see Stonehenge.

When I queried the Sanctuary about a stay, the proprietor, Rebecca, provided not only accommodations, but found us bicycles to rent and her husband Keith came up with much better cycling maps than I had. She also suggested she give us a ride to Avebury to see the stone circle there, then hike back for a second night's stay, and leave on the bikes from the Sanctuary. That proved an excellent plan. She also offered to keep our bags for the three days we spent riding down to Stonehenge and back. So, we could not have had better hosts for visitors from 4000 miles away.

As for the place itself, the room was very large, the en-suite bathroom also spacious, and the bed very comfortable (important given the hiking and biking we'd been doing). The breakfasts were delicious in a very nice sunroom. All in all, we could not have asked for more.

A wonderful place to stay and delightful hosts.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
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Property: The Sanctuary
Address: Ogbourne St.George, Marlborough SN8 1SQ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Wiltshire > Marlborough
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 32 B&Bs / Inns in Marlborough
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Sanctuary is a family-run B&B near Marlborough with a four-star rating from the English Tourist Board. We're praised for the spacious rooms and the quality of our meals, using local produce whenever possible, either from our own garden or local suppliers, all served at attractive prices. We have three spacious and flexible rooms available for our guests, with a good range of facilities for personal or business use. As we provide relaxed and friendly accommodation within a family surrounding, children and dogs are very welcome as well. There is plenty of space for all, and a large garden to sit or play in (especially useful for children if you've been stuck in a car for a while). Ogbourne St.George is in a lovely location in the Og River valley between the Marlborough Downs and Aldbourne Downs, and equidistant from Aldbourne, Chisldeon and Marlborough. It's a favourite stop-over for people walking, cycling or running stages of the Ridgeway Trail that passes through on its way from Ivinghoe Beacon in Buckinghamshire to Overton Hill near Marlborough. You might be staying here to enjoy one of the many activities available, or while you're exploring the rich and varied history of the area. Nearby are many ancient monuments; the most famous of course are Stonehenge and Avebury (which is only 15 minutes away by car) and there are plenty more lesser-known megaliths around as well. ... more   less 
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The Sanctuary Marlborough, UK - Wiltshire

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