Shabby, but unfortunately not chic
Posted Sep 8, 2015 on Hotels
I had paid in advance for a 2-night stay, and ended up staying less than 2 hours. The ample parking as described was anything but, and the whole décor of the house had a shabby look. We fully understood that the house was nearly 300 years old, but keeping up maintenance on any house whatever the age is vital - oh what a lick of paint would have done for the place!! Our room (4-poster at the rear) was dimly lit with hardly any storage for clothing. The owner thought it amusing to demonstrate opening/closing the sash windows because the chord had been "broken by the previous occupant" although it did look as though it had been like that for years. He used a piece of wood to prise it open, then used the same piece of wood to wedge it open "for a couple of inches, or stand it on it's end if you want it open wider!!" Tiles were loose/falling off in the bathroom and the bathroom itself looked to be period 70's - how the establishment can place signs up declaring the property to be rates 4* is beyond me - we made our excuses and left!