We'd been invited to a Wedding Weekend at our friend's house in the village of East Ravendale. Instead of driving back after the festivities I decided it might be nice to stay over somewhere close by and am I glad that we did as we were not to be disappointed in our choice of The Old Farmhouse in Hatcliffe. On arrival my husband just took one look at me and asked how on earth I had come across such a lovely hidden gem as this ~ beaming we made our way through the beautiful gardens and up to the front door where we were met by Nicola. Warmly greeted with the offer of freshly brewed tea we were shown the Kings Bedroom, past a Moorish styled hallway and landing with a glorious lantern hanging down from above. Opening our door we were then heralded into yet another spectacular room, tastefully decorated and extremely spacious. The antique pieces looked perfectly matched into it's surrounding and the views outside were wonderful. Then we must also praise the en-suite bathroom with it's rolled topped free standing bath and it's shower overhead. Here was a substantial green ornate basin with a matching toilet the like I had only seen in a Homes and Antiques magazine, perhaps French in their origin I recall?. The dolly posher for a loo roll holder I personally thought was a nice touch!. Lots of toiletries to hand. No complaints. Knock at the door, tea at the ready before the lady of the house then kindly drove us to our friends in the next village. Such kindness and hospitality can not be faulted. Moving on to breakfast and another pleasure. Full English at it's best. Two weeks before I had the good fortune of joining a friend for a weekend at Claridges ~ so when I say this was just as good I mean literally it was good ~ perhaps dare I suggest even better. The Old Farmhouse hits the mark on so many levels. It oozes charm and sophistication with a little glimpse of a quintessential English Country abode. The setting is marvelous and your hosts truly lovely. Anyone that may dare give this place anything less then 10/10 seriously needs to book themselves in for counselling. As for us, were so glad we stumbled across this little jewel and wouldn't dream of booking anywhere else in Lincolnshire ~ that's for sure.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Old Farmhouse is an 18th century treasure recently renovated to a very high standard. Set in a truly peaceful location overlooking a gentle valley. A large comfortable lounge with inglenook fireplace and old beams is provided for you to relax. An excellent choice of local pubs, well placed for golf, country walks, shops, the coast and horse racing. ... more less