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“Lovely place and very friendly people”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Orchards Retreat

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Orchards Retreat
Ranked #1 of 1 Raveningham B&B and Inns
Market Drayton, United Kingdom
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“Lovely place and very friendly people”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2012

This b and b is quite special. The building is Victorian and as such is an older building with lovely features and grand old staircase and old plumbing. We love old and quaint, so it was perfect for us but do not expect this to be an ultra modern building with perfect finishing and flashy en-suites (although the en-suite was lovely and spacious and very pretty - it just wasn't glitzy modern and perfect finishes). The decoration is in keeping with the building and old (showing wear and everyday use and enjoyment of people who have lived there) but lovely. There are lots of interesting things in the rooms and hallways e.g. an old phone, and two amazing big horse pieces, and a dessert oven, and huge old mirrors. This house is welcoming and warm and like something out of a children's book where amazing adventures happen. There's also an extra-ordinary tree house close to the front door!!!

The bed was the most comfortable I have ever used outside of my own home (and huge) and the room was massive and overlooking a wonderful garden. Everything was very clean and in good order and there was lots of choice of tea, coffee, etc... to drink in the room. In the en suite was bottles of bubble bath and hand cream and it was very homely. Even on the mantle piece there were books to read if you wanted to curl up with a novel.

The breakfast was fantastic and really big with cereals and cooked food and toast - with a huge array of jams / honey / etc... The breakfast room is wonderful to sit in and look out of the stunning picture window.

The hosts could not make you feel more welcome and nothing was too much trouble. So friendly and I would recommend this place to anyone who enjoys a homely setting, in a lovely garden with good food and clean comfortable beds. However, please remember that it is wonderful but old and not ultra modern.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Orchards Retreat
Address: Beccles Road, Raveningham NR14 6NW, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > East Anglia > Norfolk > Raveningham
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Raveningham
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Orchards Retreat 3*
Number of rooms: 3
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