Excellent, secluded, and welcoming.
Posted Dec 19, 2015
This hotel (not really kind of a retreat/B&B) is set away from the surrounding towns and is in the middle of a small working farm. You drive past cows and milking stalls on the way in....you feel that you're stepping even further away from your busy life to a simpler time. When you step inside it does take a while to realize you are really in someones home, and it's very welcoming. There are fires going in the stoves and fireplaces each evening, all the guests and staff are friendly, and feel like family very quickly.
We were lucky to be staying when the owner was also there. He is a wonderful gentleman and we spent several evenings sitting by the fire, sipping wine, and taking about his intriguing life, history of the house and property, and he was a gracious host always making sure to ask about us and our travels, family, etc.
The restaurant is very nice. It is not 5-star, and the menu is a bit limited, but it's definitely very good and the staff did a very nice job accommodating our dietary restrictions. Breakfast is simple but fresh. Dinner is the highlight and the wine list was very nice.
We stayed in rooms set across the entry road, which felt a bit more like hotel rooms than rooms inside the main house. They have a 'lodge' type feel with rustic furniture, nice chairs on the porch, a nice large shower, and plenty of tea and coffee options to choose from each morning.