on August 24, 2009
We booked a room at the English Inn at the last minute. We were pleased by the relatively low summer rates--particularly given our poor planning. Pluses: Really lovely and peaceful grounds. The main house is in great shape and tastefully decorated. All of the staff with whom we interacted were nice and polite. Our room was generally clean and surprisingly large and well equipped for the price (two beds, a full sofa, fridge, microwave). Negatives: We stayed in the carriage house, and it was really in need of some TLC. The carpet was ratty from the entrance on through our room. Furniture was shabby rather than shabby chic. One of the two beds had a halfway decent mattress, but the other was droopy. Also, the bed we did not use had a frame that was much too large for the mattress, which left a big gap between the frame and mattress (tacky looking!). This could be a decent moderately priced choice for travelers who value space and gardens over decor.
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