We stayed here for two nights in August as a last minute trip to Exmoor over the bank holiday - so were pretty pleased to find something that was reasonable to stay in.
If however we were booking a bit further in advance I may not rush back.
It isnt that this is a terrible place to stay, but does have a few down sides.
The good points first:
The hosts are really nice and friendly - they are helpful and welcoming and definitely arent instrusive
Breakfast is nice cooked with quality ingredients presented well. You generally share tables with other guests so it is quite a social affair and the owner definitely helps this with his convivial demeanour leading to quite a bit of chatter and laughter at breakfast
It is very nicely located in the middle of exmoor
There is a lovely view out over the back garden and towards the moor from most of the rooms
Now the not so good points:
There are quite a few rooms here (9 I think), so it means each room isnt individually styled. The rooms are also a little bit tired. Nothing is broken or dirty, but they arent lovely and new, but equally arent full of antique character either.
I should also add there is no TV or anything in the room - you have to use the communal area downstairs - which didnt seem very busy when we were there but with quite a few rooms it could be busy at times.
There is noise during the night from the hunting hounds which are next door - so if you are a light sleeper this is likely to be a problem
So overall it is a reasonably good place to stay and I would like to give it more than 3 stars, but I cant say it was very good either due to the rooms just not being inviting to spend longer in and the noise from the dogs.
For us it did what we wanted as it enabled us to get away on a sunny weekend in August at late notice, so was great, but if you want the perfect place to stay you may find other options are better.
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