We stayed in the 'Mungo Park' room for three nights. By prior arrangement, we arrived just before 8 p.m. on Friday, and were quickly checked in so that we could go out and feed.
Given the 4-star, 'highly commended' rating awarded by the AA, we did feel that the service was rather 'hands-off' and a little inconsistent in detail. For instance, no help was offered with carrying bags, and all information about local restaurants was given strictly on the basis of feedback from other guests, rather than on the basis of imparting advice based on local knowledge.
Nonetheless, we slept well: the room was very clean and comfortably furnished, and the en-suite shower room facilities were very good. There is some traffic noise, but the modern double-glazing dealt with most of it.
Breakfast comprised very good quality, locally-sourced produce and home-produced eggs.
We enjoyed the walk in and out of the village - it took us about 15 minutes and is all on the level.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Larks Rise is the perfect B&B for visiting the beautiful village of Bourton on the Water, or for touring the Cotswolds. Enjoy first class accommodation and facilities, a beautiful house and garden and Bill and Barbara's friendly hospitality. Guest sitting room, garden patio with far reaching views, and just a 12 minutes walk into the centre of the village. Nearest pub serving food just 5 minutes walk. ... more less