I needed a hotel near Kettering Conference Centre, but didn't want a faceless chain hotel. It took me ages searching for somewhere nearby that was up to my fussy standards without a luxury price. I have to say I was pleasantly surprised with the hotel, as I wasn't particularly inspired by the photos (sorry Steve and Jenny!), but thought the area would be nice. The hotel is decorated to a high standard and is spotlessly clean. The hosts are welcoming and friendly, and my room was lovely - plenty of space, bright and airy with an en-suite and a patio area in their garden. The breakfasts were very nice too. I didn't stay for an evening meal, as I wanted to try the local country pub (there aren't many where I live). A very pleasant stay - I'd recommend it to anyone who wants a relaxing stay.