My wife and I stayed here last night. We've stayed in so many adequate, but soulless and anodyne places that it was a delight to find that a place like this can still survive. If you want a "hotel" atmosphere, with trained uniformed staff, and you put a high priority on "en suite" facilities, then you risk never having the pleasure of enjoying such a gem as this.
Garden is a delight. Nice upstairs bathroom plus downstairs shower room means there's no problem in that area. Breakfast exceptional; you know that you're eating exactly the same food that your discerning host prefers - great tasting top quality bangers & bacon from a highly respected local butcher, and a great choice of preserves for your toast (we chose a deep & zingy 3-fruit marmalade and a superb apple & ginger jam).
But the loveliest aspects of staying at St Jude's are more difficult to define: a genuine welcome; warm Victorian rooms with unique and perfectly chosen furniture and great comfy beds; a chance to play in the back garden with the owner's charming dog; and an overall experience of having visited the home of a friend rather than "put up overnight in a B&B". Certainly I have never before flicked on a "wireless" on top of the loo cistern and listened to the radio while relaxing in the bath!More
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