We happened across the Strines one day after a long walk and, over a bowl of chips, decided to stay over if the opportunity ever arose. Fast forward a couple of months and we were lucky enough to have the Tuesday after the Bank Holiday off work. We arrived and had a good dinner- hearty country fare- followed by a walk around the nearby reservoirs. Caution: make sure you leave enough time for your walk...we got overambitious and tried to cover too much distance before dark! It's worth knowing that the staff seem to lock up by a certain time. We got back at 10.45 and had to knock to get in.
The room itself was quaint and charming. Some unusual features included a four-poster bed and a bath in the room, separated off with a screen. The bed was comfortable, although the peacocks outside made a noise very much like a human scream, which was a bit disconcerting!
Breakfast was nice and flexible, available between 8.30 and 9.30. There was a veggie cooked breakfast on the menu and the coffee was good quality. Choice of cereals was a bit limited though and there was no fresh fruit, although we appreciate that most people probably wouldn't mind.
They were lighting an open fire just as we left. It was quite tempting to stay for another cup of tea! Tom & Sarah
- Also Known As:
- Strines Hotel Sheffield