We had a wonderful stay at this house. It was spotless, well situated and with very well maintained grounds. The aura here is of a warm comfortable welcoming family home with touches of luxury everywhere.
First off, Janette was fantastic, from recommendations of where to eat (Hall farm was brilliant for kids with tractors to play on and lambs to feed and lovely food in a warm restaurant as well as a great farm shop) to the warm welcome of cake and prosecco and decorations for my mother's 70th birthday and even a leisure centre to take the younger kids for some water activities. Nothing was too much trouble for her.
The house itself is stunning. What can we say - although we were not there in the summer months and did not use the pool we did not feel the lack of activity. The rooms were wonderful and clean with luxurious bedding and the beautiful wooden cot for the smallest member of our family was delightful with accompanying soft toy (which we had to remove from our little guy before we left!) and baby duvet. What a nice surprise from the usual travel cot. The bathrooms with the underfloor heating and fluffy towels and luxury toiletries were also a delight. Great power jets in the master bathroom too - everyone had to have a go!
We had a mix of sunshine and rain; during the sunshine we tramped around the garden and took a couple of the recommended walks - beautiful - and visited Dedham and stratford st mary which we highly recommend; during the rain we cosied up on the sofas and beanbags, lit the fire, played board games, picked from the extensive list of dvds and books for all ages and gathered around the piano. There was even a large box of small and large lego! To be honest, you don't have to leave the house to be amused because there are so many things to do inside!
The kitchen is fully equipped with all manner of implements, utensils, crockery, etc and an aga which turned out stupendous meals and didn't prove tricky for first time aga users (helpful instructions provided).
I really cant say enough good things about this wonderful place and only hope we can come back in good weather to take advantage of the pool and lounging around outside!