The owner extended great curtesy regarding my booking while family members worked out the travel logistics. The quality of the rental was high in all areas, effective and most comfortable. We much appreciated the Christmas Tree and decorations in the public rooms. We were eight adults and six children aged from three years to fourteen and a Border terrier. All had a great time and as a family Christmas gathering it could not have been better. Would most certainly go again if the opportunity arises.
We needed a large country house where 13 family members could stay for a long weekend and which could also cope with lots of extra day guests, including 10 children, for our Golden Wedding celebration. Ladywell House with lots of outdoor space and facilities for children was perfect. Everyone loved the house. A lot of them commented that 'it was so much nicer than being in a hotel'. There were also lots of historical locations nearby for our further away guests to explore. Our host Duncan was always quick to respond whenever we needed help. A wonderful stay all round.
Ladywell House provided a wonderful setting for our family gathering of 15 people, aged between 100yrs and 2weeks! The huge kitchen was the hub for our family with the conservatory table an ideal base for all the craft/colouring-in by the grandchildren.
Baking a birthday cake in the Aga was a challenge! It didn't quite turn out as I'd hoped!!
However this lovely spacious house was an ideal setting for our family to celebrate Grandpa's 70th birthday.
The house is located only a few minutes walk from the village which is ideal.
It is very well appointed & the large sitting room is very relaxing & although it had a beautiful big open fire, we had no cause to light it as we were blessed with great weather the whole week !!
The property has a very large walled, sloping garden & a sizeable BBQ should you wish to use it, along with a nice area for sitting outside.
The beds are extremely comfortable, wonderful baths, although difficult to use for the elderly in our company, particularly the family bathroom, where the shower is hand held over the bath.
While the bedrooms are well appointed they could do with wardrobes in some of them as there really is no hanging space, other than some coat hangers on the back of the door.
Duncan is a very pleasant host & lives next door to the property.
Would recommend this house to anyone.
We all had a wonderful time with some great memories.
Whilst the house is very nice, it is expensive for what you get especially considering the below. Our stay was spoiled by the owner who (i) presented unreasonable terms of letting including very early check out time and extensive cleaning requirements the day prior to arrival, (ii) entered the property to check up on it several times during the stay, (iii) only returned the deposit upon request, and (iv) deducted a portion of the deposit for cleaning despite us complying with the already over the top cleaning requirements. As such, I would sadly not recommend anyone stay at this property.