Sometimes you love a place because of what or where it is. The fabric and feel of it. Sometimes you love a place because of the way you are looked after. The care and attention to detail. Hannah’s boutique B&B offers you the best of both worlds. And I mean the best.
Set back in its own courtyard, the building has been lovingly restored and there is a great ‘coffee table’ book that can guide you through the restoration. The library is great to relax in with a tea or coffee and to peruse the daily papers available to residents.
On arrival Hannah will take care of bags, parking arrangements if there is a space, settling in, tea, scones, cakes, advice and information to help you maximise your stay.
The rooms have their own charm. I was impressed with the sliding door and the inventive use of copper tubing in the plumbing fixings (see photos!)…I am an engineer after all. But there is attention to detail throughout and the entire place is an aesthetic delight. The bed was super big and super comfy. There are some nice touches of comfort in the room.
The mezzanine ‘boat’ stair (photo) up to the claw feet bath is not for the faint hearted but my pregnant wife was absolutely fine with them.
Breakfast is a delight with a simple but sophisticated and dietarily sympathetic menu, kind on the tummy and the soul. It’s all fresh and tasty. Hannah catered very well for my wife’s gluten intolerance – she is aware of the issues and uses ingredients that are largely ok for gluten free people. I would recommend contacting Hannah in advance if you have any dietary requirements but the food was all home made and delicious.
The tireless attention isn’t overbearing because of the manner of the care – you end up feeling more like you are staying with a dear friend!
Overall our stay was a delight. The place is comfortable and peaceful. Hannah is simply lovely and makes you feel at ease and at home. We would love to stay again!