We stayed for 3 nights at Rose Cottage on the Chambercombe Manor estate. The estate itself is beautiful, lovely manor house in wonderful gardens and the whole setting is very picturesque. The café looked very nice, with a good selection of food, however the opening hours were so short that it was never open when we were on the estate, so unfortunately we did not get to try a cream tea which I understand are meant to be very good!
The cottage we stayed in was reasonably well equipped, and a travel cot and highchair were provided for our daughter which we appreciated. Unfortunately, the accommodation was missing some important items, notably towels, and hand soap in the bathroom and kitchen. I should make clear that Chambercombe Manor do mention on their website that they do not provide towels, however we have stayed in many self catering cottages and have never come across this before, so it never occurred to us to check! In addition, the heater in the lounge did not work, and had been broken for so long that it was actually mentioned in the information folder in the cottage! A replacement portable heater was provided, but was not very efficient.
Considering the character and charm of the outside of the Manor House and cottages, we were disappointed to find that the interior of the cottage had no character whatsoever.
Rose Cottage supposedly sleeps up to 5 people, with 3 in the bedroom upstairs and 2 on a sofabed downstairs. Considering there is a very small kitchen and only one bathroom, I would think that no more than 3 adults, or 2 adults and 2 small children could stay there comfortably.
However, we were very happy with the cost of the accommodation especially as it was over a May bank holiday, and thought that the estate in general was very child friendly.
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