Carol and Julie are absolutely lovely and couldn't have done anymore to make my husband and I feel welcome! On arrival Julie said we were just in time for tea and offered us a complimentary afternoon tea with home-made cakes which was lovely. I wanted to use their swimming Poole and Julie was very obliging and immediately took the cover off, cleaned out some stray leaves and came back with a pool towel for me.
We stayed in room 1 which is a very spacious room, nicely decorated in a traditional style, with a lovely four poster bed. The bathroom is large and clean with a lovely in-keeping freestanding roll-top bath, separate shower and his and hers sinks. All the extra touches make this place a really great place to stay, nice quality toiletries, bathrobes, lovely fresh white towels with proper full sized bath sheets - none of those terrible postage stamp ones that wouldn't cover a gnat's bottom! They've also provided peanuts, sweets and complimentary sherry in the room which are just very nice touches. Also good fast wi-fi in all areas including the bedroom which was free.
Dinner was not Michelin star but good quality, nicely cooked and again they were very accommodating. The breakfast selection is excellent and we both thoroughly enjoyed the full English.
If I had to be critical, the only slightly negative thing is that as the house is on a main road, with the windows open overnight, we found the the traffic a bit noisy first thing in the morning as the road became busier. I would also say though that my hubby and I live in a very quiet spot so aren't use to any traffic noise, so this may not be a problem to most and I am sure if I had asked, they would have probably found us an electric fan so we didn't have to open the windows.
All in all we had an absolutely lovely stay and can't recommend this fabulous country house enough - definitely worth staying if you're looking for somewhere in the area..
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