I'd never stayed at a B&B before but The Man & I were heading to Cornwall from London and didn't rate the idea of driving straight through, so decided to stay somewhere along the way. I would have been content with a Premier Inn sort of arrangement but he favoured a B&B. We'd made a list of several places in the area and started calling; the first few were booked solid and we started to panic. We were hugely relieved when, upon calling Fairlawn, Keith answered and had a room for us. He was friendly and engaging and we hurried on to Amesbury.
The area is charming, quiet and peaceful and the building itself is lovely. Once we got inside, we knew we were in the right place; Keith wasn't just charming on the phone, he was the most affable chap we've met in some time and after a couple minutes chatting, it began to feel like we were staying with friends. What an absolute delight.
Our room was adorable and perfect for the two of us. It faced the High Street, but noise was no problem. The wifi worked beautifully, the hot water was plentiful, there were biccies on the welcome tray in our room and we were just utterly content.
Breakfast was wonderful, and Tracy was very helpful and welcoming. We both had the full English plus some fruit and toast, the tea and juice were of an excellent standard and the breakfast room, located in the basement, is bright and airy and hums with a lovely energy.
I was sad to leave, frankly, and would have liked more time here. Next time, perhaps.
Long story short, don't hesitate to book and stay here. The personal attention is so warm and wonderful, the room was clean and we felt so at home straight away - it is a million miles from the Premier Inn experience, but it's SUPPOSED TO BE - it's not a hotel, it's a B&B and I'm so happy that my first B&B experience was here, with these lovely people who go out of their way to be accommodating and helpful.
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