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Thropton, Rothbury, NE65 7LT, United Kingdom
15 August 2016
눉Not a very good experience at this B&B. The house itself is in a beautiful location but old and quite dark inside. Our room was large and the bathroom had a good shower, albeit with a notice asking one not to use too much water. We had a chat with Pauline the owner on arrival and she seemed friendly enough and booked us a table at the local pub. Unfortunately the Wi-Fi is very poor in the house, none at all in the front bedrooms. It is just possible to get a signal in the lounge/bar area but not enough to use reliably. The owner does not like criticism so was unhelpful about this and also when we asked for a boiled egg and toast for breakfast, instead of fried items said ‘no he couldn’t cook this on the Aga’! We decided not to stay a second night as the whole house felt unfriendly after this. Such a performance in the morning, wrote a cheque for one night, we had no breakfast but gave them the full amount. Both owners were rude and aggressive and one of them followed us out of the house shouting and taking photos of our car. Threatened to sue us and repeatedly told us to ‘Get out’ at the top of his voice. I think both of them should take note that charging £90 a night should at least allow their guests to expect the things they advertise i.e. free Wi-Fi in rooms ( there is a notice on the mantelpiece to say this ) and a wider choice of food at breakfast. Also perhaps separate tables and a longer period in which to eat it, they ask everyone to be down for breakfast at 8.30 am. We visited six other B&B’s on our trip and this was the only one in which we had a bad experience. Sadly, I cannot therefore recommend it to other visitors; in fact the departure was quite frightening.
13 August 2016
눉Didn't like sharing a table at breakfast with strangers.
눇Very homely. Bed comfy and clean. Even gave us a lift into Rothbury the first night!
15 August 2016
눉Nothing! The only problem we had was booking .com who had said in their confirmation to me that the full payment would be taken before we arrived. This was not the case as this b&b has no card facility at all - cash only. Not the fault of the b&b though
눇Beautiful spot with open views across countryside. Friendly couple running it. Space to relax other than bedroom if you wanted. Lovely breakfast
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