Byfield House

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Nov, 2010

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We stayed for 2 nights (Fri & Sat) in November last year and loved every minute. Byfield House is fascinating and Jill & Brett love to take you on a tour of it and explain its history dating back to Tudor times.They are the most perfect hosts from the welcome cup of tea and chocolate brownies while they chat like old friends and Brett gives you the benefit of his extensive knowledge of the area with map, leaflets and suggestions to make the most of your stay. We had the top floor to ourselves and the biggest and most comfortabel bed I have ever slept in.

The catering arrangements were perfect for us. There are cereals, bread, jam, marmalade and chutneys etc. toaster and kettle, fruit and ordinary teas, coffee and chocolate plus nibbles and biscuits and a big bowl of fruit . Then you have a fridge nearby with milk, water, wine beer, butter, ham, cheese and yogurts. A paper and croissants were left outside the door each morning. It meant we could really please ourselves and get up when we wanted and have a fillling and delicious breakfast to start the day. We had our own door key so could come and go as we pleased.

We ate in the Royal Oak pub Friday night which had a real fire going and was very cosy and nice food. Then we ate in the Bistro Saturday night and that was a lovely meal. Both were within 50 yards of the House which was very handy as it was so cold out. The walls of the house are so thick you are completely undisturbed.

The whole surrounding area is so picturesque, even in winter and we are returning in July to stay in the Garden Room. I booked this on a colleagues’ recommendation for my partner’s birthday and he absolutely loved it. He also had a birthday card on Saturday from our hosts, such a personal touch.

I cannot recommend Byfield House highly enough and Jill and Brett treat you as welcome house guests and it is all so relaxing.


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