Parking was to the rear of the property which was then accessed through the delightfull rear garden to a warm welcome from Keith. He helpfully carried our heaviest bag to our room on the first floor overlooking the garden. This room was the smaller of the two available. The other, though larger, looks directly onto the busy road. The bathroom is small with a shower, which for someone like me of the more rotund figure, became a battle with the curtain. Only one chair is provided, which means for a couple the bed has to be utilised for seating. The only other minor quibble is seasonal. This room is directly above the kitchen containing a large Aga. The warmth from this can be felt through the floor. In cold weather this must be lovely but in summer it meant having the window wide open allowing the traffic to be heard. The other warning is to try and stop Keith providing you with an English breakfast large enough to feed a regiment. Delicious indeed but for the second day we had to ask for half portions otherwise we wouldn't have got back up the stairs. Overall an extremely warm and helpful stay provided by househusband Keith.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Warm and friendly atmosphere in a large Georgian family house in Thorpe le soken. Close to Colchester, Ipswich and Frinton with lovely beaches,tennis,golf and cricket club. Ideal base to explore the surrounding area which includes constable country and picturesque coast ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Mill House Bed And Breakfast Thorpe Le Soken, Essex