Firstly, I’d like to point out this hotel is a 3 star - so don’t come expecting 5 star. I do, however, rate this hotel as excellent! It met and exceeded all my expectations and hopes! Just came back f... more
Firstly, I’d like to point out this hotel is a 3 star - so don’t come expecting 5 star. I do, however, rate this hotel as excellent! It met and exceeded all my expectations and hopes! Just came back from a stay with my husband and two children (age 5 and 10). Room was huge and well furnished. Bar was well stocked for families. Breakfast was wonderful! Staff couldn’t have been nicer. They were all lovely, with exceptional manners, making the stay even more enjoyable. There are also lots of simple extras in this hotel that I appreciated; weather print out, toilet brush, raspberry jam (like I said, simple things!)
Yes, the floor boards creak, the toilet flush was loud, the doors bang (as mentioned in other reviews) but actually, considering the age of this building, it’s amazing! I also loved that you got to learn about the history of the hotel, both my girls sing the bobby shafto song at school.
I booked this stay to get us out the house for a night during the Christmas holidays. It cost a total of £44 for four of us B&B - an incredible price for anywhere in the school holidays!
That leads me to the real reason we visited; the deer park. It was amazing!! Loved every minute of it. You can buy bags of feed from reception, even get free ones if you check-in at the deer park on Facebook. The man who looks after the deer was wonderful! He was so knowledgable and was really lovely with my family. He answered all their questions and shared lots of stories and knowledge with them. He even waited until after my girls had fed the deer to feed them properly, so the deer would stay longer with them. 11 bags of feed later.....
We’ll certainly visit again in the summer as there was a play area and a nice lake area to explore. Next time we visit in the winter though we’ll remember our wellies! less