“Paul and Flick were very welcoming and made sure we were comfortable. We enjoyed the quiet rural village and non busy environment. There were no shops, we knew this before we arrived and had planned accordingly. A small fridge was provided and the full English breakfast was wonderful.”
“The location suited me as I was visiting relatives who live in the nearby hamlet of Melmerby, a couple of miles away.
The staff, particularly Harrison and Ruth, for their friendly, cheerful efficiency.
The fact that I was given a free upgrade from single to double room as things were a little quiet on the day.
The quirky, old-fashioned nature of the Hotel, coupled with extra modern facilities to make for comfort (good en-suite shower, toilet and sink (with impressive mirror lighting) and lots of towels.
The beautifully presented generous room goodies tray, including cake, sweeties, kettle, china teapot and cups and saucers with generous amounts of tea, coffee, sugar and milk.
The comfortable bed, with about 8 pillows.
The bar, with its friendly locals where I enjoyed an excellent sausage and mash dinner before hosting my 3 relatives for drinks later. If I'd realised the quality and value of the food, I would have hosted my relatives for dinner too!
The breakfast in the homely dining room. Cereals of course, followed by a full English with all the trimmings, well-presented again and cooked to order.
The fact that Harrison kept a straight face when I once told him I'd locked myself out of my room.
The fact that I resisted my relatives' efforts to get me to cancel my booking as they "had plenty of room".
The reasonably sized and partly enclosed car park. Nice and secure.
The free Wi-Fi connection.”