My husband and I, with our 2 year old toddler, stayed in the self-catering accommodation part of this B&B in Wotton under Edge during a weekend for a relative's wedding and are so glad we chose well. When everyone had to go back to their poky rooms in the nearby hotel, we got a short taxi ride to this accommodation and had our own space (it's about 5 minutes journey from Tortworth Court Hotel).
The accommodation itself is small, but perfectly formed. There is a large inglenook fireplace that accommodates a lot of books from romance novels to comics, plus a TV that has freeview (but this isn't the best and does 'scramble' rather a lot). The kitchen is within the same room and has everything you need from butter knives to teatowels. All decorated with accents of poppies from decals on the wall to the lovely coffee cups and crockery.
The bedroom is upstairs in the eaves, with a new en suite shower room (shower is fab, very quick, good pressure!). The stairs meet the bedroom in the middle so the two single beds are either side of it. Our little boy had just gone into a bed at home so the owners very kindly put up another bed a bit further down in the eaves. He didn't like the look of it though because it was a bit dark and I think he was scared so bed-hopped all evening with me! Not the best nights' sleep for me but that's no reflection on the accommodation because my husband slept like a log! It was nice knowing we were all together, but also knowing that there was a downstairs instead of being cooped up in a hotel room. There is a skylight window as well which has a lovely view of the neighbouring fields and houses. It was clean, well equipped, and the beds were very comfortable.
The hosts are very friendly and gave us a complimentary breakfast basket with milk even though this wasn't included in the price. They left us to their own devices but made sure that we knew that if we needed them they were available for us.
Parking wasn't a problem for us but it is a tight squeeze round the back and through the gates in anything larger than a Renault Laguna! The village itself is lovely; you're right on the high street and Tesco is a 2 minute walk for those last minute nibbles you've left at home. There are some lovely quirky shops too, a couple of bakeries and a few nice pubs (but unfortunately we didn't have time to eat in them).
All in all, a wonderful, perfectly formed, clean and modern self-catering home!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Carlton House is situated in the centre of Wotton-under-Edge, a beautiful Cotswold Market Town, within easy reach of Bristol, Bath, Gloucester and Cheltenham. It is also ideally sitauted as a base for Cotswold Way walkers. The accommodation offered is a self catering apartment comprising twin beds, a shower room, a sofa bed in the lounge area, a fully fitted kitchen including washer dryer. There is car parking. ... more less