From my first contact by phone I felt that Mike Green was friendly and helpful. When we got off the bus at the stop across the road from Barton House, he was standing on the balcony looking out for us & waving. It was a lovely welcome. The house is about 10 minutes walk from the centre of this lovely, historic town, 15 minutes from the beautiful Abbey. The room and facilities were clean, the breakfast was very generous (more was on offer than we could eat) and we had some very interesting conversations with Mike. On top of all that, the artwork and artefacts throughout the house were fascinating, especially the display of historical swords over the fireplace in the dining room! I plan to go back and stay again.