On The Road

A quiet place to work

Work for many people can mean spending nights away from home in bland rooms in soulless hotels. We were talking to a guest the other day who travels hundreds of miles a week for her job, spending at least three nights away in travel lodges each week. She said that half the time she wakes up and doesn't know where she is. She said they're cheap and fit for purpose but they are not homely or welcoming.

During the winter we've taken to putting our weekday prices down a bit which means that we're more affordable for business travellers. You can check in any time between 4-8pm. It's nice to feel at home when you're travelling for work; to be offered a cup of tea when you get in after a hard day and to have a lovely pub, The Plough, just down the road where you can eat your supper in front of a roaring log fire. If you need to get on with a bit more work in the evening all the bedrooms have tables to work at or you can settle down at the farmhouse table in the Morning Room. It's warm and cosy and peaceful.

We're leisurely kind of people and so we normally serve breakfast from 8.30am, but our business guests often need it a bit earlier. That's fine by us - we just need to know what time you'd like breakfast and what you fancy to eat the night before so that we can serve your breakfast any time from 7.30am. If you have to get off for work really early in the morning, let us know in advance and we'll stock up the fridge in your bedroom with breakfast.

Travelling for work doesn't have to be a bleak experience and we do our best to make sure that anyone who comes to stay with us feels comfortable and at home.

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