Wonderfully greeted by Linda and Duncan who went above and beyond to make our stay both enjoyable and comfortable! A gorgeous house in a homelike setting, just what we needed after a long days walk! Would 100% recommend for the whole family!
A very warm welcome from linda and duncan who went out of their way to make our overnight stay a memorable extra special one. The accommodation was sparkling clean, extremely comfortable and well located. We had a fantastic stay and would highly recommend! Thanks Linda and Duncan!
This was my second stay at Hadley House and it was just as good this time. Clean and comfortable room, a lovely breakfast and the nicest hosts you could ever wish for. No wonder it was completely full. The place to stay in Broadway.
Hadley house is a very nice B&B located in the center of Broadway. The rooms are very nice (way above the standard of the Brittish B&Bs we’ve experienced so far). The owners are friendly and the breakfast was outstanding❣️
My wife and I spent one night here in room 2, after hiking 12 hilly miles from Winchcombe to Broadway on the second day of our four-day hike through the Cotswolds from Cheltenham to Moreton-in-Marsh. We arrived around 4:30 in the afternoon and were greeted by Duncan, the owner. He’s very friendly and made us feel quite welcome. From this point on, this review is split into two parts: A review of the inn as a whole and then a review of room 2. First the inn: Beautiful place, lovely solarium and lounge, gorgeous back yard, wonderful hosts, good location (except for the building supply place right next door with loading trucks in the morning). Great cottage look from the outside and deceptively large inside. Included breakfast was excellent. Furnishings tasteful and lovely. So Hadley House as a whole gets a 5. We cannot address value because it was part of a pre-paid package through Cotswold Walks (reviewed separately here on TA). Now for the room: They clearly tried to add a lot of style to room 2 (in keeping with the great stylishness of the rest of the inn). So they included four nice throw pillows, upscale drapes and wallpaper, two lucite rolling chairs, several large and attractive wall paintings, and stylish fixtures. But, in terms of practicality, the room has issues. It is MUCH too snug. With the bed filling 60% of the room (fairly standard for rooms in which we are staying), having two chairs and a table in such a small room made navigation difficult and made reasonable rolling bag placements nearly impossible. The room is full BEFORE its occupants arrive, and finding places for everything once one is in the room is a real challenge. Room 2 is on the first floor on the front of the house, only 20’ or so from the road. While road noise might bother some (we did not find it a problem), the real issue is privacy versus ventilation. If you want privacy, you have to close the drapes. If you want ventilation (and it was warm in the room with no control over heating) you have to open the windows and pull back the drapes. We compromised by closing the drapes but using two of the large throw pillows to create two tunnels to let air in from the opened end windows. Then we just made sure to keep the lights out and be very careful. This room is en suite. The sink in the bathroom is small (as is the case with almost everywhere we’ve stayed), but unlike other sinks we see, its sides are steeply angled, making for a shallow sink that overflows easily (as illustrated by the previous water damage we saw in the laminate floor in the bathroom). Washing a shirt in this sink almost invariably led to overflow and resultant quick towel-employing mop-up. If someone other than hikers (normal people) were staying here, this stylish sink would likely be no problem, but hikers generally need to wash out one or more things at night, so hikers be forewarned: Wash things very, very carefully, and very slowly. There were a few bathroom issues as well: The sink stopper didn’t seal well, and the shower door did not fit tightly and had to be lifted from the inside and pulled to, or it leaked badly. Of the six lights in the lighted mirror, two lower ones were burned out. On the positive side, the shower had excellent pressure and lots of hot water. Back in the room, the mattresses on the composite queen bed (two twins pushed together with queen-sized bedcovers) depressed markedly under weight. The mattress nearest the front of the house was marginally better than the one away from the front, but the difference was not significant. Given my bad back, both sides were clearly MUCH too soft for me and I awoke with a sore back, not a good start for a day of hiking. Since it was a platform-type bed, there was nothing to be done to improve the mattress’ softness and sag (particularly edge sag). We think both mattresses simply need to be replaced. Our rating for the room: 2.5 for the room as a whole, mattresses get a 2, and bathroom gets a 2.5 (although the hot water and pressure raise that to a 3), for an overall rating of 2.5. If we were not hikers and we had one *small* suitcase (or just backpacks and no suitcase) between us, that might be raised to a 3. To get a higher rating,they would need to solve the privacy/ventilation conundrum (perhaps provide a small table fan to draw air in under closed drapes?), fix the bathroom issues, replace the mattresses, and take at least one of those chairs out of the room. Now, maybe other rooms here are better suited to hiker needs, aren’t quite so filled with furnishings, have better mattresses, and are free from bathroom issues. Overall, the inn seems *wonderful*; it’s just that room 2 seemed less than ideal for Cotswold walkers like us who came with full-sized suitcases. …