The Radbroke Barn should not be confused with a typical B&B or a hotel, it is not.
"The Barn" is basically open Monday - Friday and is used by IT contractors working at the Barclays Radbroke Hall complex. Many of the people staying here have stayed for several months, some people for 1 year plus, so it can't be that bad.
There are 2 typical room types, without desk that is approx £30 +VAT per night, and "Millionaires row" (as the owner calls it) that is approx £35 +VAT per night. If you are staying long term you will be assigned a room, this is very handy as you do not have to lug all your belongings back and forth come the weekend.
The room price includes a cooked breakfast or cereals. The dining room has a communal fridge freezer and Microwave to cook an evening meal. Granted, no cooked food is on offer, but this is not a hotel or B&B in the typical sense. Most evenings the people staying there will congregate in the dining room and have a few/lot of drinks, the owner James will normally roll in with a bottle of Wine or 2.
I stayed in 2 different rooms during my stay, I moved room as I am very tall and the Owner James thought I would be more comfortable in a different bed. Both rooms were clean and had tea/coffee making facilities.
I believe I know the reviewer London_UKGary, if it is he person I think it is, "Gary" had a personality conflict with the owner James, although could be someone I have not met.
I eventually left The Radbroke Barn and got a room in a B&B in Knutsford as I did not have a car with me, the Radbroke Barn is a little isolated if you do not have a car. Although my new B&B was nice enough I was paying £45inc VAT per night, got no breakfast, no communal fridge or microwave and no social aspect in the evenings. If I was staying longer at Barclays I would have moved back into the Radbroke Barn.
The only thing that I would have really liked would have been an ironing board and Iron in my room, a communal board and iron is available, but would be nice to have one dedicated to the room.
The Internet speed is very slow, this is not due to the owner placing any sort of limit but that the barn of a long way from the exchange and the are the barn is located generally has very slow Internet access, it is free so why whine about it.
As above I would stay again. I found the owner James to be a nice fellow who was happy to help me out with anything that I asked (I should have asked for a iron in my room). He had lots of interesting stories, and I really liked the guy.
People typically use tripadvisor to vent frustrations, so I thought I would try to add some balance to the reviews.
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- Radbroke Barn Knutsford, Cheshire