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Ivy Cottage
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Reviewed 26 January 2014

Was looking for somewhere to accommodate a hen party of 12 people with only 8 staying as 2 were pregnant and going home and others didn't have the money to stay. We explained on the phone we were looking for somewhere to accommodate a girls night in as such, few drinks and a few harmless bridal games and an Ann summers rep, all agreed on the phone. On arrival 2 ladies very polite and showed us to our room, on the phone they agreed to heat up a few nibbles that we had brought with us but made it clear on arrival it's something they don't usually do, when discussing amongst ourselves about the nights antics the lady said " I didn't realise you were all staying in" we explained it was nothing out going and that it was a tamed sleepover!

As the bride arrived we surprised her when she walked in with face masks of the groom and party poppers and the lady in charged completely pissed on the brides bonfire by making it clear she was not happy with what was going on!

Just after the ladies husband arrived and asked her for a quiet word, they came back and basically said the Ann summers lady was not allowed and that they would rather give us our money back and for us to leave! We was completely shocked at this treatment.. What sort of business would rather give the money Back and have their guests leave in this current climate?

We asked for a minute to discuss our options as ideally we didn't want to give them our money as they didn't deserve it but as time was getting on we didn't have anywhere else to go.. We handed over the money which we then were accused of underpaying when actually we'd over payed by £15 which she owner then had to give back!

The attitude from the owners from the start was nothing short of disgusting..we are a bunch of 25-30 year old women who wanted a quiet night in for a tamed and timid bride which was completely ruined!!! We were told by the owners that this is their home and we need to respect it but we had no intentions than doing anything other than that.. She could see we only had a few nibbles and some soft drinks out of plastic cups and paper plates.

When we asked on arrival what this place was rented out for the lady owner replied weddings funerals and hen party's etc so what the problem is I do not know!!

The lady owner even layed out wine glasses for us so I'm
Struggling to understand what the huge shock to her was

Such a Shame a beautiful quirky venue is ruined by people who have no people skills and
are openly rude to their guests.

Next morning the reception at breakfast was rather icy..although the dining area was lovely and so was breakfast. Half way into breakfast the lady owner came and thanked us for leaving the rooms immaculate and apologised for miss judging us and judged us on past experiences.. We thanked her for her apology and that we appreciated it but the damage was done, the night had been ruined and so had the experience.


  • Stayed: January 2014
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3  Thank Nicnak28
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Reviewed 23 September 2013

I booked Ivy Cottage for my parents one week stay from Australia as we didn't have enough room to accommodate them comfortably at ours. My parents were blown away by the hospitality and service provided and I am eternally grateful for them making them feel right at home. I can't recommend Ivy Cottage enough!

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank MrsA414
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Reviewed 11 September 2013

Although we arrived much earlier than originally agreed we were given a warm and friendly welcome. Access to the property was fully explained and made it very easy for us to come and go as we pleased. The room was spacious, clean and very comfortable and the breakfast excellent. We have stayed in many bed & breakfast accommodations but this has been the best and we hope to return in the spring.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Sheila D
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Reviewed 13 July 2013

We were attending a wedding in the next village. So we're given many choices of venues to stay as travelling from nottingham. My husband and I travel extensively and have stayed in many luxury hotels. We arrived to a very friendly welcome. The room was extremely clean and totally suitable Very spacious and bright. We enjoyed the most amazing wedding and returned after midnight to a very kind gentleman who released the surcurity gates to allow the taxi in. Very welcoming and polite to us even after such a late finish. Breakfast was arranged for early the next morning. Beautifully presented in a Devine dining area. Totally hospitable and extremely friendly. A total pleasure to stay there. We will for sure enjoy another stay very soon. Fletchers nottingham

  • Stayed: July 2013
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Thank Ongan
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Reviewed 8 July 2013

On booking this b&b we were sold on how nice the large full english breakfast, included in price, sounded. On arriving at Ivy Cottage, a woman came out to us with her young daughter and informed us that no breakfast would be available, with no apology, as her daughter was going to a new school!!! and she would take £10 off price which she wanted to be paid straight away, (we are three adults, myself partner and daughter) so only £10 seemed unfair not to mention no breakfast.

We were still not happy but could do nothing. We attended a wedding close by and returned to Ivy Cottage at 12.00 midnight by taxi. We rang the buzzer on gate for about 10 minutes with no response, then found a gap next to gate for my partner to push through and knock on door. The same arrogant woman came out very angry that he had woken her up and to stop knocking on her door and he had woken up her child.!!!!! We then carried on being abused verbally by the woman and she threatened to throw us out and call the Police, for which we did nothing to deserve apart from the worst mistake of ever booking this dreadful b&b. We left in the morning with no sign of anyone around.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
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6  Thank Pauline L
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