We were a little taken aback when we arrived at this property at 4 pm to find the small driveway into the entrance and reception totally blocked with vehicles so we had to park in the back lane by the rubbish bins and walk back to the reception ! There was a large Christening party/lunch in full swing and the Staff were extremely busy, however they were very helpfull and showed us to our room and a convenient rear entrance to bring in our luggage. The Bedroom was wwell furnished but poorly lit, it is accepted that very old buildings like this will be dark but some modern concealed lighting would not go amiss.
We looked around the beautifull well tended grounds of this old Water Mill and decided to go to the pool , a lovely pool and pool house area but on this occasion a little spoiled by a lot of used glasses and plates being left around as a result of the large party of Lunch guests who were by now leaving the tables and decamping to the gardens/pool areas.The design of the Swimming pool itself is totally flawed by the fact that there is no safe easy entry into the water; you either need to jump or dive in as there are no steps into the pool , Ok but you need to be younger and fitter than us in order to get out !
Dinner in the evening was taken on the Terrace , the service was excellent , matching the superb food fully justifying the Michelin ratings. Breakfast was also taken outside and was again well presented and well served.
This is an excellent place to stay with really friendly and helpfull Staff (yes our car was reparked for us after the Party Guests departed), it is a pity it is slightly flawed by poor design of certain facilities (often the case where the "designer" does not fully consider practicallity) . The Cuisine is superb and all in all good value. If you like pretty, historic places visit this place as i am sure it is generally a little more "serene" than when we were there 1
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