Good Hotel Guide Review
A stay at the Georgian family home of Nuala and Walter Sweeney, he a former MP, is ‘memorable for all the right reasons’. With many beautiful original features, the house is filled with antiques and paintings, clocks, books, mirrors. The 36-foot-long Drawing Room, the largest of three guest bedrooms, has a fireplace at each end, and three sash windows. It sleeps up to five, and has something of the feeling of a playroom, complete with rocking horse, comfy armchair, photos and ornaments. It overlooks a quiet one-way street, with shutters to screen out the light and ‘intermittent’ traffic noise. Iveson gazes on to the ‘wonderful’ walled garden, which, with the orchard, has been newly landscaped. Its bathroom has a claw-footed bath. Readers who stayed in all three rooms liked best the peace of Appleton, which has the strongest lights for reading, and a good shower. Pleasing extra touches include fresh milk in a mini-fridge, biscuits, chocolate, fine china. Walter cooks an award-winning breakfast using local produce and offering ‘a wide choice’. Nuala prepares the fresh fruit. There is secure parking, so leave the car and take a stroll to the town centre to visit the Saturday market, Gothic minster and Georgian Quarter.
all year except when owners take a holiday.
sitting room, dining room, small conference facilities, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), ¾-acre walled garden, unsuitable for disabled.
all ages welcomed.
B&B per room single £60, double £90-£100. 1-night bookings refused during the Early Music Festival and the Folk Festival.
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