We were meeting up with a group of like minded people for a weekend in a beautiful town which we had never explored before. Other B&Bs were full and we were recommended to Newbiggin House. We definitely got the best place! As soon as we walked in we felt welcomed and were being cared for. Elegant staircase, eclectic furnishings which felt they had been collected over the generations and had become part of the fabric of the building and interesting art work, everything with a 'story'. As soon as I admitted I was somewhat phobic about dogs, we never saw or heard it. That is real consideration, Thank you.
Big room ( Appleton) with all possible comforts. Proper toiletries, tissues, cotton buds, electric blanket ( if cold), fan (if hot) windup torch ( if power cut) fully adjustable heating, thick towels on heated rail, bathrobes, fantastically good shower in a roomy cubicle, top quality hair dryer with a long enough lead to reach the looking glass, choice of looking glasses!
There was real milk in the fridge ( not a mini-bar!!) as well as other cool drinks, real (and instant!) coffee, proper tea bags and decent sized mugs The textiles in the room were sumptuous, curtain over the door ensured the landing light would not disturb, window curtains were sound and light excluding. Despite being in the centre of town we heard no traffic or noise on either Friday or Saturday night. The bed was comfortable and the pillows and bed linen of high quality. Fresh flowers on the table, free WiFi and a desk with 2 chairs ( so often there only being room for one) and of course a large TV comfortably sited. A DAB radio, plenty of electric sockets for charging phone/laptop, using shaver or charging a tooth brush a facility so often missing completely.
If I were to offer constructive criticism it would be to remove the dressing mirror in the corner to allow somewhere to to put a case. (For a short stay I am reluctant to put anything in a drawer, as forgetting things is one of my greater talents). There could be fewer leaflets and brochures in the room for my taste and if the TV were hung on the wall it would allow easier access to the window for those of us who were conditioned young to need fresh air at night.
And then there was the breakfast. It was perfect in every way. The cooked meal was exactly to order, the fruit salad and yoghurt just right for those of us who prefer that and proper bread from a proper baker which had to be cut with a knife! No truck with factory sliced bread or portioned 'spreads' and 'preserves' but butter in a butter dish, jams and marmalades in proper jars with the correct spoons to serve them. Breakfast Bliss!
If we stay in Beverley again for any reason, we will look no further and we will pass on the address to our friends and relatives. A real gem.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Newbegin House is a beautiful Georgian mansion built in 1746. It is quietly located in a small one way street only 103 yards from Saturday Market, and close to several excellent restaurants and pubs. Free parking is available. The owners Walter and Nuala Sweeney share the house with their three daughters and Walter's parents, who live in a self contained wing. We have three luxurious guest rooms all with pocket sprung king sized beds and a choice of a marble en suite bathroom with heated floor or a fully tiled piping hot shower or a bathroom with overhead shower. The largest room has space for up to three single beds for family use. There is a guests' sitting room where you can enjoy a welcoming tea or coffee on arrival. An award winning breakfast is served in our magnificent dining room, which has shuttered windows and a crystal chandelier. A fine drawing room on the first floor, with a marble fireplace at each end, is available for hire for small conferences and private functions. Uniquely in Beverley, we are 5 star rated with both QIT and the AA, and also have a breakfast award. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Newbegin House Hotel Beverley
- Newbegin House Beverley, Yorkshire