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Sarah invites you to make yourself at home at the Old Whyly and that's exactly what we did. (And that's why, after two nights there, we were sad to leave.) Not only were the rooms bright and comfy, Sarah prepared a delicious and memorable birthday...More
Lovely house & setting & very welcoming atmosphere. Sarah is a wonderful host & cook. We enjoyed our stay very much. Our bedroom was beautifully furnished & the large bed was very comfortable. We had a bijou en suite bathroom with a great shower. The...More
We made a booking for one night B and B and dinner. We requested the best ensuite room. The website had photos of some large well appointed rooms, which one would assume to be the better ensuite rooms.
When we arrived we were somewhat coolly...More
Wonderful house and very peaceful.
Our room was huge and comfortable couldn't fault service. We were made extremely welcome by Sarah and lea her housekeeper.
Breakfasts were excellent everything very clean and beautifully presented.
We would stay again without hesitation.
Our visit to this luxury bed and breakfast was relaxing and most enjoyable. The home is a beautiful one surrounded by lovely gardens. The host, Sarah, who doubles as the super chef, is warm and helpful. The evening meal was a treat and coupled with...More
Dear Highgateglobetrotter, I wish I had read your review and others on Tripadvisor regarding the B&B owner and her housekeeper prior to booking accommodation for myself and my mother. I would then have been more prepared for the extremely cold and unwelcoming attitude, the fact that the housekeeper felt it appropriate to enter our bedroom whenever she liked with no knock on the door - in fact she moved our belongings and made our beds while we were at breakfast. I was told not asked - to not stroke the dog and to move my car. We were informed what time we would eat breakfast, when we declined dinner the temperature in attitude from Sarah the owner went down by several degrees and it was already below freezing. We felt we were in the way of her house party of Belgium guests who were also staying at this B&B when we were. I very much had the impression that because I arrived in my (6 year old) Fiesta I was not the kind of guest they wanted. I was so disappointed in the attitude I received from the owner and staff as I really wanted a lovely relaxing weekend for my Mum - this was her only holiday this year, sadly we were totally mislead from reading the rave reviews from so many other people. We informed Sarah we would not be staying the two nights as we had booked but would be leaving after one, very uncomfortable night, and were again "told" not asked to go and wait for her in the Drawing room while she finished what she was doing. At this point I handed her the cash for our stay and walked out - I have never been treated so disdainfully by anyone. Sarah and her housekeeper really need to find another way to supplement their income what is less inconvenient to them. Or they need to screen their guests for appropriateness before letting them book. So my question is more of a comment and an agreement with what you have said and previous guests - why oh why did I only read the good reviews and dismiss the bad?
14 September 2015|
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I'm rather suprised at your treatment in Old Whyly..... it was not our experience. Yes, our rooms were refreshed during breakfast, but that's not a problem as far as I'm concerned - it's not unusual in hotels for beds to be... More
I'm rather suprised at your treatment in Old Whyly..... it was not our experience. Yes, our rooms were refreshed during breakfast, but that's not a problem as far as I'm concerned - it's not unusual in hotels for beds to be made up and rooms cleaned during breakfast. As to your treatment by Sarah and her staff, I can only assume that your interpretation of her manner was unique to you. Our experience is such that we will want to stay there again next time we go to Glyndbourne.