out of 10
This is my second visit to The Sunday School, the first was a weekend break with a friend, I liked it so much that this time was a week, and I brought my husband!
So,where to start?
The owners - smashing people, friendly and considerate and go above and beyond to make your stay as perfect as possible. The welcome hamper will amaze you, we had afternoon tea for 2 days, breakfast similar, as well as various other treats and goodies that made our evenings special. :-)
The property itself is beautiful, and very well appointed. The house is spacious, light and airy - but cosy too. I've no idea why somebody said the kitchen was dark? That's what the lights are for...turn them on! I've cooked here, and found no problems at all. There is a massive cooker, plenty of pots/pans and utensils, a handy dishwasher, washer/dryer (very handy for the hot tub towels) and of course a fridge/freezer.
For the nights you don't want to cook there are plenty of options up on the notice board - we used a local Chinese delivery twice, and the food was hot, excellent quality and came when expected, we definitely recommend them!
The beds are comfortable and there is plenty of choice of pillows, and snuggly bedding. The sofas are ideal for relaxing with a film - and there are plenty of entertainment options too, for cosy evenings in.
And on the relaxation note - we LOVE the hot tub!!! Follow a couple of simple rules - no glasses (alternative drinks containters are provided) and shower beforehand to remove any creams and oils, so as to keep the water sparkling, easy peasy, lie back, and be massaged and enjoy the evenings!
The parking - we drove my husband's A6 in fine, although it was far too long to do a 3 point turn, but when I stayed, with my average size hatchback, I managed to turn it and drive out with zero issues. So, if you have a very long saloon or estate I guess you might need to reverse straight in or out, rather than turn. But an average hatchback type, no problems.
The locale - it's a hamlet, so anyone expecting a bustling metropolis and nightlife other than bats and owls clearly hasn't read about the area. We went for the peace and quiet that comes with backing onto a nature reserve, and with that, the fact we could order a takeaway was an unexpected bonus. :-) But there are pubs and shops not too far away at all, and anything you need, just ask Sharon and Brian, and they'll have the answer.
I really can't recommend The Sunday School highly enough, and we've already booked for another week next year. :-)