A modern style hotel on what was a farm. It has a golf course, which does not intrude on the normal hotel operation. Golfers have their own bar, open to all, but separate from the residents lounge.
Overall it was clean, warm and well presented. Staff were excellent, well trained, helpful and very polite. Parking is more than adequate.
Our room was “Executive Double” and reasonably spacious. It was also clean and warm.
We were attending a wedding on the Saturday and stayed the night before as we had about 5 hours travel to get there. There was another wedding on the first night as well. It seems as though there is a wedding there every day. The place is well set up for it and does a really good job at an acceptable price. Probably why it is so popular for this.
The night before our wedding we had dinner in the residents lounge. We were on our own as everyone else seems to have been at that wedding. It was a good meal. Much more than we could eat. Fresh local produce well prepared and cooked. We were not bothered at all by the other wedding party other than a little corridor noise at “coaches”.
Breakfast is “self service” with allocated seating. Lots to choose from. Adequate staffing ensured that nothing ran out.
Our wedding was efficiently and professionally managed. There is a bar area separate from the function room. Plenty of staff were available throughout - especially at the bar.
Two minor negative points.
The bedroom was under lit. OK for sleeping and resting but no good for reading or applying makeup etc. Brighter lights in the dressing table area please.
This last point is a positive and a negative. There is no internal connection between the function area and the rest of the hotel. Whilst this ensures that a function does not interfere with the running and peace of the main hotel, it does mean that guests who are staying at the hotel and attending the function need to walk the 100 yards or so from one side to the other. This has to be done outdoors. If as in our case, it was pouring with rain, you get wet. Wind, cold and other adverse weather would also effect you. less