Our first trip to this lovely part of the UK. I saw this Grade 1 listed hotel on Groupon and mentioned it to my partner who went directly to the hotel website and promptly got the same deal albeit £120 cheaper for the two of us! Upon arrival we were welcomed by friendly, helpful and polite staff. We asked if there was a possibility of an upgrade and was told that we could have a larger room with a four poster bed for an extra £30 for our 3 night stay. It was situated in the grounds, about 20 yards from the main building. The room was clean, tidy, very spacious and the bed was HUGE and extremely comfortable. The ensuite bathroom was a good size, with a large and powerful shower too. The room had 2 armchairs, a settee, bedside tables, large wardrobe and a bureau with drawers. Also a full length mirror, television and tea/coffee making facilities. As well as central heating, an electric convector heater was also available for use.
The dining room was large and cosy, the breakfast menu was varied. The waitress was polite and friendly, food was served quickly and was well cooked. On our last evening we had an evening meal, which happened to be Steak night. Our food was cooked to our taste and very well presented. Fantastic value at £30 for 2 plus a bottle of wine.
Each night we sat in the reception area in front of a real fire drinking a night cap from a well stocked bar and reading our books or daily newspapers. We will definitely return and would recommend this hotel to friends and family. Great value for money, excellent food and friendly, polite and helpful staff. less