Myself and the wife enjoyed a lovely weekend break here as our Christmas present to each other.
Staying in an old hall room and arriving at 1230 to use the garden spa, we then booked into the 'comet' where we enjoyed a couple of hours of playing pool and watching the TV in the pod, which had a fridge to keep our booze cool.
The pod was without charge due to us being residents, and is definitely worth looking into if you're into that sort of thing. There are other pods which apparently have Xboxes and things in (not everyone's cup of tea, I realise).
Dinner was the tasting menu in the Orangery, the 10-course tasting menu at £80 each was superb and the service was exceptional. How it doesn't have a Michelin Star, I don't know. We've eaten in the couple of starred restaurants in the North East previously and this was certainly no worse in any way.
The next morning we enjoyed a lovely breakfast in the Orangery before using the spa again prior to departure.
Staff and facilities were absolutely first class from start to finish, and while it wasn't cheap we did feel it was worth the extra money to have that level of comfort and experience.
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