We stayed in the Raspberry room on Tuesday, November 13, 2012. We were the only guests in the home which was good and bad. Good in that we had the place all to ourselves. Bad in that we could see if others were present there would be an opportunity for communal use of the pub / piano for sing songs etc. Still, for our needs we appreciated the quiet and solitude. We found the home and property to be well maintained. One item not advertised - but available - is free wi-fi. Our room was very large measuring roughly 20 X 25 feet. The room had 4 luggage racks, was very clean and had nice fluffy towels. The bathroom sink tap water tasted 'off' at first - our guess from lack of use - as after a few minutes of running it - the water tasted fine. The bed was very comfortable. The room description talked of the refinished sink - however that refinishing is chipping off -badly and in our opinion was the only 'negative' of our stay - see photo. There was shampoo, conditioner and bubble bath supplied for the whirlpool tub. Adding a bottle of body/bath lotion would be a nice touch. We had ordered the optional chocolate dipped strawberries with a bottle of sparking wine. The strawberries were delicious. Our host provided us with a suggestion for dinner and accommodated our request to have a 'real' fire in the living room fireplace when we returned for the evening. We were able to snuggle on the living room couch with a blanket we brought from our room. The house cat chaperoned us as we watched the fire and had a glass of wine from the home pub. We had a great breakfast the following morning with coffee available for us to take up to our room upon waking.
The grounds have a former swimming pool - which in our opinion should be filled in as it just sort of sits there with muddy water in it and crumbling sides. It has a 4 foot wrought iron fence around it but that would not stop a determined kid.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Killahevlin is a circa 1905 mansion listed on the National Register of Historic Buildings. We enjoy views of the mountains from all of our rooms. ... more less