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“Not On Our Wave Length.”
2 of 5 bubbles Review of Manor House Farm

Manor House Farm
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Manor House Farm
Ranked #1 of 1 Wellingham B&B and Inns
Leicester, United Kingdom
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“Not On Our Wave Length.”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2014

Staying at the Garden Cottage was one of the most uncomfortable holidays I have ever had. Let me explain. Our lodgings where very nicely decorated, the surrounding environment, gardens, scenery etc. where beautiful. But we found it all to be slightly pretentious, a bit tense and not completely, 100% welcoming.

For instance on our arrival we asked for the wifi code and were told we'd be given it the next day as our host couldn't remember it and had to attend to the horses. I chased it up that evening and the code turned out to be a very simple numerical code, that any child would have remembered. It simply left us feeling fobbed off and confused as to why we weren't given it when we asked. Most of all it left us feeling uncared for, as if we didn't matter! The horses obviously came first.

It was a very bad start and first impressions count! A few other instances occurred early on (e.g. communication break downs). These added to our discomfort. And as the owner lived next door and worked on the grounds there was daily interaction which left us feeling claustrophobic, looked upon and that caused the atmosphere to grow heavy and tense as the week progressed. After a day out I never looked forward to returning to our lodgings, so we cut our holiday short and came home. Definitely wouldn't return or recommend it.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2013

Unlike most places in the Wolsey Lodge book, you do not get to stay in the main house but are lodged in a very modern cottage probably converted from a barn. The room was large and very comfortable, with a small separate kitchen (no cooking). Neither do they do meals as most other in the group but have plenty of recommendations nearby. Good breakfast of their own produce and a friendly and welcoming couple. But is very much away from everything and the Wi-Fi and digital reception was very patchy, we even could only find two TV channels !

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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2013

6 (adult relatives) of us stayed at this B & B in September. The rooms were wonderful! Everything was nice and clean. We used the kitchenette to make our evening tea and then we relaxed in the common area. We had wifi - a great feature since we were a long way from home. Unfortunately it was a bit too wet to walk around the gardens but they did look beautiful. This B&B is out in the country - no shops near by. We were able to go for nice walks on the roads though. Libby & Robin Ellis great hosts. Breakfast was very good. Right next door is the church. The Ellis's recommended The Fox & Hounds restaurant nearby for supper & it was terrific! If you are willing to go a bit off the beaten path this is the place!

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2013

Beautifully tucked away in the countryside this gem was a perfect retreat to complete our stay in England after visiting Raynham Hall. The room was nicely decorated and the common area spacious. The abundance of stars and the stillness of the night was something we don't have the opportunity to appreciate back home. The Gardens in back were exquisite and showed lots of love invested. The breakfast was superb and individually created with a beautiful selection of foods. The hosts were gracious and provided the space we desired. Would return and recommend.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2013

When we arrived there was no one to greet us and we were initially wondering where to go. Eventually the hostess arrived - none of the promised home made cake - just a packet of biscuits by the tea making facilities. The accomondation was fine - roomy with good ensuite facilities. We felt a offer of supper would be an asset here as it is a fair distance to any eating establishments. Breakfast was fine, but we felt that our hostess wasn't really interested in us as people and didn't seem to want to engage in any conversation with us. The experience of staying here wasn't particually memorable unlike the other places we've stayed at.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Loughton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2013

We stayed here on the recommendation of some friends. The buildings and area are really nice and so typically Norfolk, a county I know well and love.
Owner was welcoming but quite full on and a little overbearing. The room was very nice with a kitchenette and good en suite facilities. It was decorated well and there was a lot of information on the area to look at. We walked round the gardens which were lovely including a lot of chickens! We liked the room but the duvet and bedding were very puffed up and uncomfortable and we couldn't settle very easily.
Breakfast was in main house dining room which was pretty cold and formal. Usual array of Jams cereals etc on offer to help ourselves to. Took up offer of cooked breakfast, and while waiting were greeted by a procession of terriers coming in and out to look at us which was amusing. Have to say breakfast wasn't great, most of it tasted like it had been cooked beforehand and was sitting in the Aga for a while and eggs cooked for us fresh.
Our weekend away in Norfolk was really great but not sure our stay here contributed too much to that.
In summary, this looks like it would have been brilliant and worth the expense but it fell a bit short somehow.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2012

3 couples stayed overnight at Manor House Farm on 22nd Nov 2012. We were requested not to arrive before 4-30pm and were looking forward to the welcome tea and cake as stated in the Wolsley Lodge Directory. We did not recieve the warm reception we expected from a Wolsley Lodge, and the tea and cake did not materialise!!
The accommodation was clean and comfortable and included facilities for making our own tea and coffee.
Breakfast was very simple, no juice , limited choice of cereals , minimalistic cooked breakfast and no choice of white or brown toast - only brown served
Our hostess exuded no warmth towards her guests, and showed no interest in them- her horses appeared to be getting all the attention. Perhaps if we had arrived in a top of the range BMW or Mercedes we might have attracted better attention!
Will not be recommending this place top anyone else.

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  • Stayed November 2012, travelled with friends
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Property: Manor House Farm
Address: Wellingham PE32 2TH, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > East Anglia > Norfolk > Wellingham
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Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Wellingham
Number of rooms: 3

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