We stayed for one night, in June, prior to our holiday flight. On arrival we rang the owner, they also have a pub nearby, and he came and showed us our rooms and the house. We were leaving at 07.45am the next morning and were expecting a nice cooked breakfast before our journey so were disappointed when he said there would be cereals, bread and coffee left out for us to help ourselves in the morning. He then went back to the pub. The rooms were very nice and we did enjoy a lovely meal at the pub in the evening. However, in the morning there was no hot water and the showers was freezing cold, the house was deserted and there was no one about who could help. The owners also live at the house and it is a typical family kitchen with pots in the sink and so on, I had to look for a cup to make a coffee but felt like an intruder looking through the cupboards. My daughters had cereals but commented that the packs were out of date. This is not what I expected of a bed and breakfast and under no circumstances would I stay again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The White House is a delightful 15th Century Grade II listed manor house set in one acre of attractive gardens providing a relaxing atmosphere for all. Having been awarded 4 Yellow Stars by the AA for its outstanding facilities and service and the prestigious Enjoy England Silver Award, The White House is also highly recommended by the English Tourist Board. Having been refurbished by Mike and Linda, The White House offers first class bed and breakfast accommodation in comfortable surroundings. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The White House Takeley, England, UK