So enjoyed our stay at this cozy B&B. Rob and Scott were both warm and friendly hosts. We checked in around 3 in the afternoon and after explaining that we were travelling up to Bancroft for the evening to visit friends, were given a key to come and go as we liked so if we came in late we would not have to disturb our hosts. That was a very nice touch as was the offer to raid the downstairs fridge if we wanted anything when we returned. We didn't take them up on this offer but thought it extremely generous of them.
Unlike other historic homes where the focus seems to be more about the decor than it is about the guests' comfort, the attention to detail here is a perfect balance between cozy and practical. We stayed in the Sommerset Maugham room which was a good-sized room and had a comfortable bed. The shared washroom was immediately outside our bedroom. There was a cozy little sitting room also available to guests just down the hallway from our bedroom.
Breakfast was really delicious and considering we were the only guests, I was really surprised at the variety of items Rob prepared for us - yoghurt, granola, loads of absolutely lovely fresh fruit, eggs benedict and even home-fried potatoes. Rob seemed to have wonderful instincts about how much time to spend chatting with us and when to give us our privacy - not always the case with B&B owners who we have occasionally found to be so overly-friendly that we wish they would back off just a wee bit - especially at breakfast when I am not particularly chatty anyway! :)
We would highly recommend The Spotted Dog and will probably stay there again if we are in the area. The only "negative" I could think of is that the water pressure in the shower was not too great - but that is to be expected in an old house and certainly would not stop us from returning in the future.
(Oh, one additional comment: their dog is really delightful - a real little sweetie-pie!)
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- Family friendly, pet friendly quiet country get-a-way. Shared bathrooms. TV room and separate living room for guests. ... more less
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