I know we all have differing standards, and perhaps we went along with our expectations too high due to the consistently great reviews, but we would like to comment on how we found it.
Room very compact. Too much furniture.
Mattress very poor quality (you could feel each spring)
No mattress protector and the sheets so translucent that the pattern of the mattress visbile through it. To be honest I didn't really want to get in the bed!
Inferior quality pillows and duvet (foam and hollowfibre). Also think duvet not terribly high tog rating - we were cold! (no spare blankets or bed covers).
Room cold as the radiator (which wasn't even on when we arrived depsite only being 4 degrees outside!) is tucked behind wardrobe.
Whilst anything eye level and below was lovely and clean, the light fitting, ceiling and extractor fan in ensuite caked in cobwebs and dust.
Shower lukewarm at best and not terribly good water pressure. I was pleased I didn't
need to wash my hair that day.
Towels are provided but really they have seen better days
Great directions very easy to find.
Lovely quiet location.
Rooms dotted around the garden and lots of garden seating - in the summer it must be lovely to sit out listening to the sound of the water feature in the pond.
Lovely welcoming breakfast room with background music (huge plus in my book!) Choice of cereals, yoghurt, juices and fresh fruit salad. However, you're simply asked if you want an english breakfast, which would be fine - but it is HUGE! 3 bacon, 2 sausage, 2 egg, 2 hash brown, toms, beans and mushrooms. If you have an average appetite then ask for just one of everything. There must be an immense amount of wasteage which really isn't necessary - it would be much better if you could choose which items you would like and how many.
Although you are asked what time you would like your breakfast it is apparent that anything later 08.30 is frowned upon.
The transfers to/from pub/NEC etc are fantastic.
Whilst we personally wouldn't stay again, if you enjoy a quiet location and a hearty breakfast then this is the place for you.
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