Don't Stay Here ! . . . I want it all to myself
After a terrible start to my journey with delayed flights, cancelled trains etc, it was wonderful to arrive at the hotel and receive such efficient and courteous service from the night receptionist. My room was perfectly located and although it didn't have the best view, it was large (rare these days for a single room) clean and comfortable with a double bed which is again unusual for a single room. Other guests staying in double rooms also said their rooms were generously appointed. I had booked room only so was surprised that it also included a 'grab and go' breakfast which was a picnic bag with fruit, a cereal bar and croissant and jam. Had I chosen to go for the full english buffet breakfast it was a very reasonable £8.95. Now if its location you are looking for then this is the place for you . . . the Wisteria covered Manor House is stunning and the surrounding grounds and parkland a joy. The herbaceous borders, mature trees and sweeping lawns going down to the lake are just a small part of its beauty. There is a quaint Village Church adjacent and although you will not find a shop or a pub in the nearby village of Stanton Fitzwarren, it makes for a pleasant evening stroll. The hotel boasts a large conservatory, a number of dining rooms and function rooms and the Rosemary and Mt Fuji Japanese restaurants. There is also a small shop selling Japanese groceries. All the hotel staff are welcoming and very helpful. I can wait to return to this delightful location.