First impression driving into the property is lovely. Grand old building with a deer park roaming around in the park next door that you can wander through with a fishing lake and a sunken church in the middle. Lots of history to peruse over. However now the not so nice part - the check in was fine, but opening our door and seeing our room was nice again on first inspection, but then looking into it in greater detail. It looked very dirty and needed a makeover. We was in room 23, Not sure if that has been refurbished but it looks around 15 years old, so definitely in need of a makeover and general clean. The windows had dead flies around them and very black in the corners, the bathroom floor tiles needed re cementing in the gaps as again looked old and dirty. The taps, etc in need of a replacement, the shower corners were black, The remote control felt grubby so we put a plastic bag over the control to use. The kettle was massive and needed replacing. One of the windows only had a blind which didn't fit the window so the light streamed in as soon as the sun woke up, so awoke extremely early. The room next door - the walls were extremely thin and could hear our neighbours very clearly.
Breakfast was very limited - tinned fruit, juices not very tasty, not a very wide selection of anything. I fell through my chair in the breakfast room and they just moved it to another table!!
It is a shame as the hotel could be fantastic with some money spent on it. The other rooms could be great, we didn't see. Just needs some time spent clearing up the grounds as there was litter everywhere, dead wood branches, that needed clearing away, general maintenance inside the rooms and outside would make a great difference less