My family stayed for 2 nights at Wolvesley View this past July. I posted a pretty negative but accurate review about our stay based on our experiences with the owner John and his home. He has been contacting since then asking me to change this review.
While we were staying with John, we were very uncomfortable for many reasons. John is a very friendly, outgoing person but he is in-over-his-head running a B&B.
When we were trying to leave, he was following me around with a book and pen asking me to write some comments in his guest book. When I began writing, he started to dictate what he wanted me to write. I wrote that he did give us extra porridge and he did recommend a great Indian restaurant, which is true.
When we were getting into the car, he was begging me to write positive comments on TripAdvisor.
He also asked me to send Rick Steves an email to inform him about Wolvesly View B&B.
He has posted a response to my review and he has contacted me via email and my Facebook wall asking me to change my comments on TripAdvisor. I have not answered him and blocked him from Facebook.
Let me finish by saying this; many people would not be comfortable staying here. Beside the filth and clutter, his cats have run of the house.
He tries hard to place himself in the middle of any conversation that starts among his guests.
He told us how he sometimes asks his guests to call his ex-wife, who works in a travel-related job. He has them pretend like they are coming to Winchester and would like a B&B recommendation so he can see if she tells them about Wolvesly View. He went through a divorce 2 years ago and believe me, you will hear about it. Just very immature and inappropriate.
After I blocked him from Facebook, he posted on our 8th grade daughter's Facebook wall!
These are things that I initially did not want to post, but I think that anyone considering booking at this B&B should have this information.