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Carpenters Bed & Breakfast

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Certificate of Excellence


Certificate of Excellence
Carpenters B&B is situated in the village of Brize Norton on the edge of the Cotswolds. This 17th Century Cotswold stone building is an ex-public house and, as a Grade II listed building, retains many original features. Known to locals as 'The Axe' this former pub now provides a comfortable and friendly bed & breakfast, and is conveniently located for RAF Brize Norton, just a couple of minutes' drive away; Oxford; Stow-on-the-Wold and many other places of interest. Carpenters is also just 10 minutes' drive from Caswell House, a popular wedding venue. We hope that you will consider Carpenters B&B for your accommodation and we promise a very warm welcome. Ray and Janet
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Property amenities
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Hotel
Room features
Non-Smoking Rooms
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We stayed at Carpenters during a week long holiday in the Cotswolds. Ray and Janet are such wonderful caring hosts, always wanting to make sure we were comfortable and enjoying our visit. They were great sources of information and fantastic tour guides when we didn’t want to
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An overnight stay for a meeting at BZN arrived late but was met with charm warmth and great hospitality. The room was well equipped with everything you could require Great Wi-fi Superbly comfortable bed. Breakfast was simply superb God bless you both.
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Response from raymondsimpson1, Owner at Carpenters Bed & Breakfast
Responded 22 Oct 2018
Thank you Andrew for your kind review! We enjoyed chatting with you All the best Ray and Janet
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I was visiting RAF Brize Norton. This B+B is a delight. Being an old property it is small, people were much smaller then. Everything is on the scale of those times, spotlessly kept, nothing garish, very tasteful with a nice patio to watch the sun go down. About 20 mins brisk
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Response from raymondsimpson1, Owner at Carpenters Bed & Breakfast
Responded 2 Oct 2018
Thank you for your kind review! We are pleased you enjoy your stay! All the very best to you, Ray and Janet
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I was very lucky to stay at the Carpenters bed and breakfast for 1 nights stay for my RAF reunion @ Brize norton and what a lovely place and a lovely couple too. Could not ask for better. The room was at the top and very quiet and a nice comfortable room with TV and Tea and
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Response from raymondsimpson1, Owner at Carpenters Bed & Breakfast
Responded 10 Sep 2018
We greatly enjoyed your visit and are looking forward to your return visit in November. Thank you for your kind review.
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We, 3 couples(family and friends) booked out this place(3 double rooms) to attend a local wedding which was held on a Sunday. None of us were impressed! The old pub is pokey in size and has thin plaster board dividing the bedrooms and the ensuite walls. The next door bedroom
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Response from raymondsimpson1, Owner at Carpenters Bed & Breakfast
Responded 22 Aug 2018
Dear V, We are so sorry that you did not enjoy your stay with us and that at the time of your visit you did not communicate your displeasure. The other 2 couples did not communicate their dissatisfaction and as a matter of fact, your in-laws stayed with us an additional 3 nights. This is a 17th century building and most guests deem it to be charming, quirks and all. You, your in-laws and friends were our only guests during your one night stay and we are sorry that you were disturbed by undue noise. As a fellow Bed and Breakfast owner, I am sure that you also try your best to ensure your guests feel welcomed and comfortable in your home. Please accept our sincere apology that your expectations fell short. We enjoyed having you and your husband stay with us. Should you wish to further discuss, then please feel free to telephone us. With kind regards, Janet and Ray Simpson
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Twin Room, can be set up as a Double
Hi Roddy and Nina Sorry we do not accomodate pets Sorry! Ray
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"You'd be mad not to bring a bike"
"Really can't comment. But all rooms seemed to be good!"
"Room 2 is excellent for twin beds. Have stayed in it twice. Very Good en suite facilities."
"The top room has a good view out to the RAF fields."
"I thought any room would be nice"
United KingdomEnglandBrize Norton
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