My husband and I stayed at The Richards in October 2011 while in town for a friend's Newport wedding. All of the B&Bs in Newport were booked, so we decided on The Richards, much to our great fortune. We stay at B&Bs every time we travel, and never have we had such congenial, laid back hosts as Nancy and Steve. (And BOY can Nancy cook! What a happy surprise!) Our hosts were such a joy to talk with. We would have stayed and chatted for hours after breakfast, had we the time!
As for the accommodations, we stayed in the Yellow Room, which was bright, sunny, and cheerful. The morning sunlight pours in through the windows, filtered by a lace curtain, and fills the room--such a lovely way to wake up! (Of course, they have light-blocking shades to pull down if you'd rather not wake with the sun.) The B&B has a path/right-of-way that leads to the ocean. We highly recommend staying at The Richards, and when you do, take a little jaunt down this path to the ocean. You won't regret either!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- English country house furnished with a collection of antiques. The property is on a quiet road with beautiful gardens including a shade garden, a white garden and a koi pond. Quiet and relaxing setting. Full breakfast is served. We now have airconditioning and Wi-Fi! ... more less