Just back from a girls weekend at Newholme. Had the most wonderful time. House is just beautiful, room sizes and facilities are fantastic. Can't recommend this house enough.
Visited Newholme in a party of 12 for the weekend to celebrate a special birthday! David was very pleasant and helpful when booking, he could not have done any more to simplify the process. Newholme is a credit to him. The house is excellent. Even with 12 staying there was plenty of room for everyone due to the size of this property. it was a pleasure arriving to this warm and inviting house and I could not have wished for more at any stage of my stay.
Would love to revisit some day!
Thanks David! Keep up the great work!
Stayed at Newholme again after a few years away. The house is immaculate and so comfortable. I visited with friends this time but have stayed with family previously. Cosy living room, extremely comfortable beds and huge kitchen. So much space inside and outside. I would highly recommend this property and we have booked again for next year already - that speaks volumes.
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Newholme was the perfect house to stay in. All 11 of our party had comfortable, clean sleeping arrangements. The house was sparkling clean and the caretaker very helpful. We are definitely returning next year!
Newholme is as stated above, clean, spacious and comfortable for a group who wants to stay together.
The house was not ready when we arrived due to an extended cleaning being done after the previous guests checked out late. However, we were able to leave our luggage and head to the supermarket for groceries. On our return, we found that the kitchen was all one could ask for - lots of storage space for groceries, drink, etc. Composting and recycling are done for environmentally conscious guests!
The kitchen is well appointed with everything you need. There is no automatic coffee maker - just a French press.....the stove is industrial sized, but the markings are erased, so a bit of guessing was required.....same for the microwave, but they worked well after the trial and error period was over!
Flick, Newholme's in house chef, prepared 2 wonderful meals for us. She was ready at the time we had agreed on, served sumptuous portions of delicious, fresh fish and vegetables and cleaned up before heading out....for me, these meals were the highlight of our stay....Flick was extremely flexible (we changed our plan for meals) and fit us right in.....how wonderful is it to walk in after a day of sightseeing and be greeted by enticing aromas coming from the kitchen?? Even a picky eater in the group decided to try a dish since it smelled so good...and she proceeded to thoroughly enjoy it all!! If you stay here, I highly recommend having Flick prepare at least one meal for you.....
The washer and dryer worked well - the length of the wash cycle took some adjusting on our part. There is a large hanging rack in the laundry room for your delicates or if the weather is inclement and you are unable to use to outdoor clothes line.
The king and twin bedrooms are spacious and airy. One double is actually connected on one of the king bedrooms (was that bedroom 3 and bedroom 6?)....so very nice if there is a small child (or children) who you want to keep close. Our bed (twins aka king) was a bit uncomfortable in the middle where the seam was...and it seemed as if the mattresses sloped downwards to the seam.....moving to the middle of each mattress yield more comfortable space though!
Each of the king bedrooms has a wash basin - a nice touch which also relieved congestion in the morning when everyone is trying to get ready to leave at the same time. Here is the breakdown of the bathroom facilities:
Downstairs - newly remodeled - toilet, sink, shower stall
Upstairs - room 1 - an older bathroom - toilet, sink and bathtub with hand held shower
Upstairs - room 2 - toilet
Upstairs - room 3 - sink, bathtub, shower stall
Each bathroom had a towel warmer which I do not think any of us used.......and for those traveling from outside the UK, the switches for the warmers are outside the bathrooms! The first night, I ran out of hot water during my shower.....only to learn from David the next morning that the water heater is on a timer and since some of us shower very late at night, he adjusted the timer so that it would be nice and hot in the morning for showers and again, in the evening and late into the night. So, if you have late night shower people, be sure to let him know on your first day!
WiFi worked well in the sitting and living rooms...our bedroom had a weak signal so we had to go into the hallway for better signal.
Overall, a great stay and I would highly recommend staying here - we certainly would without any hesitation!
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