The only thing we didn't like was not being able to stay there longer. Both of us had work the next day. Two days was not long enough.
On our first arrival, somewhat 5 hours early before check in, we were happily greeted by John, part owner of The Rowan. He offered to take our bags directly up to our room. He even moved his car so we were able to park ours. This has never happened and we've travelled a bit around the UK. As soon as we stepped inside it was an overwhelming feeling that we belonged there. The love, warmth and comfort greeted us. We met John's wife Maddie. She was amazing. After our apologises for our early arrival, we were offered a coffee. As soon as we sat down it felt like home. John and Maddie felt like long distance relatives we hadn't seen in a while. The connection, not only to The Rowan but to John and Maddie was overwhelming. We all chatted away for around six and a half hours. It was so natural. The room was breathtaking and the mattress moulded into your body. It was the best sleep my partner and I had had for sometime. We had a fantastic evening with John and Maddie. Met two lovely young men, George and Oliver, their sons. A huge credit to them both. And met a great couple and their daughter, whom we had drinks with. Like old friends. We do truly feel blessed to have met them both and it was fate that led us there. We have made two fantastic long term friends. We would highly recommend people stay at The Rowan. As we said a home away from home. A happy and memorable place to stay. I certainly cried when I left because I felt I was leaving my family behind. We are already in arrangements to stay in August with our two grandchildren. A trip back in October for my birthday and our first New Years away with each other. Definitely not a place to miss!!!