I stayed at Wormleighton Hall in April 2012. I received a charming and easy welcome from Nicola, who treated me as a friend, made me a cup of tea, let me read her newspaper and sample her homemade flapjacks. She allowed me a choice of room, so I opted for Room 1 with its panoramic views of the countryside. I really like this location and the whole farmhouse/B&B concept, but the business needs to address a few flaws that would otherwise make it superb:
Room 1 was a bit tired, as I suspect other rooms in the house to be. The woodwork/sash windows and radiator need some repair/painting and the decoration/soft furnishings need renewal. There was no hot water readily available, since the newly repaired boiler had "tripped" and when I asked for an ironing board to press a suit, I was presented with an iron that needed de-scaling and a board whose cover had been subjected to numerous burns and dirt. It was disgusting. The room provided tea/coffee, but there were no spoons and the kettle should have been emptied.
The real issue that needs to be addressed is whether Sam and Nicola are focused on this business or their farm? Breakfast was very nice, with homemade jam and farm fresh eggs served by the breakfast lady who no doubt acts as a general factotum.
The whole experience was charming, but just needs that extra attention to detail to place Wormleighton Hall at the top end of B&B's.