Given the very cheap price and so-so reviews, i wasn't expecting much of this B&B. But it was just a base, given that a very late night was on the cards, so we figured it was worth chancing.
As it turned out, it was a very pleasant, homely little B&B. OK the furnishings were not as pristine as one might get in a Travel Inn or similar but in my opinion, far more cosy and characterful. The room was bigger than we were expecting, with a large bathroom (including a bath, rather than just a shower cubicle).
The bed was fantastically comfy. As someone who can rarely get a good night's sleep away from home, i was very impressed with the beds here and was able to sleep for once!!
Breakfast the next morning was lovely and we got a generous plateful for the price.
Great to have a B&B so close to the town centre with free parking but only 10 spaces, so I guess we were lucky there.
Other than the limited parking the only slight niggle was that the room was rather cold and there didn't seem to be away to adjust this in our room (not sure where the advertised air-con system was!). However given the sudden cold snap this weekend, I assume the owners were unprepared for the change in temperature and had turned the heating off!! For me, this is still better than too hot, as many hotels tend to be.
Overall, I'd recommend this for a convenient stop-over.
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