We stayed with Nicky and Jamie in August 2013, 2 nights in peak season whilst house hunting in the area.
As mentioned by others, Nicky and Jamie were helpful from the first point of contact and they accepted a deposit via Pay Pal. Nicky was even able to let us use their car park before the bedroom was ready; as the livestock market was on this was really helpful and meant we could get parked and have a good look round town without worrying about parking charges.
When we told Nicky why we were in town, she had a mine of information and pointed us in the direction of other businesses in town who could give us an alternative perspective. On each count she was right and it soon became clear she had woven her business into the fabric of the local community, making mutually beneficial links throughout the area so getting us booked into busy and friendly local pubs whilst sorting out reduced rate cabs. With her help we didn’t put a foot wrong and got an excellent introduction to the area.
We had the largest room and this was well decorated with nice touches such as a lovely walk in shower and seating overlooking the front garden from the first floor. People used to large bathrooms would feel cramped but it was just fine for us. The location was just spot on with the long front garden giving the sense of separation from the high street and it was so quiet you’d never realise you were 100 yards from the centre of town.
Special mention has to go the breakfast. Nicky had prepared a fresh fruit salad each morning then there was a choice of cereals, toast with local jams and a traditional cooked breakfast. The quality of the sausage, bacon (sourced from 2 different local butchers) and fresh eggs from their back garden, was superb. To go with that was a happy banter with Nicky Jamie and the other guests.
If you’re visiting the area I cant recommend the accommodation, attention to detail and welcome highly enough. This couple clearly know how to run this kind of business and they fully deserve the high praise received elsewhere
Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple