Good Hotel Guide Review
In a pleasant market town, Annie Rowley’s artful B&B teems with vintage glassware, sculptures and ‘an unbelievable collection’ of objects. The Georgian town house, featured in Pevsner’s guide to Hertfordshire, has ‘immaculately kept’ bedrooms: two are cosy; one’s large, with a French gilt bed, and a raised boat bath in the bathroom. Plentiful extras include Belgian hot chocolate, sweet and savoury snacks, bathrobes and ‘eclectic’ reading material. Traffic noise is muted by ‘very good’ double glazing. Breakfast, with freshly ground coffee and home-made preserves, is taken communally, or in the shade of the ancient wisteria in the walled garden. A fine dinner is available some nights; eating places are close by.
1 Port Hill
all year except Christmas.
drawing room, in-room TV (Sky, Freeview), front and back gardens, limited street parking.
not under 12 (‘though exemptions may be made, if discussed, for younger children’).
per room B&B £130–£160. Dinner £45 (dependent on number of guests).