This establishment is at the very top end of the Bed and Breakfast market, and will appeal to the guest who wants comfort, cleanliness and service. At £39 per person per night, it is more expensive than most, but we found it well worth the extra expense. The Old Rectory is late Georgian or early Victorian, and is full of character. It has been refurbished to the highest standards, and all the furnishings are also of a high quality. The beds are comfortable (they seem to be 2 metres, or 6 ft 7 in, long, instead of the usual 6 ft that you get in most places -- good news for those of us who are taller than about 5'10"). The place is quiet at night, although in Spring you might be woken at 5 am by a loud and exuberant dawn chorus of all the birds in the garden. I didn't mind though, it was a nice thing to experience. The garden itself is spacious and beautiful, full of flowers and shrubs. A large Rhododendron with red flowers was the centre-piece at the time of year that we were there. Notably, there was also a mature Wisteria growing up the wall on one side of the house. Guests are at liberty to stroll the garden and sit and sun themselves on one of the benches.
The breakfast was excellent, with plenty of choice and extras such as home-made fresh-fruit salad, and Greek yoghurt with honey and almonds. No fussing around with small packets of butter -- the butter was as it ought to be, in a help-yourself lump, and the jams/marmalade (some of them home-made) were in a help-yourself pot
We really enjoyed our stay there. Carol and Chris are great hosts, who truly seem to enjoy their work running the place.
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