Homeward Bound

25 July 2016    

It’s Monday and time to return home.

We’d checked in at Home Farm House on Friday afternoon. By the time we left today, it felt like saying “good-bye” to old friends, such was the welcome and hospitality we’d received.

OK. So we were paying for our stay and, whilst not ridiculously so, it’s not the cheapest place of its type. 

However, having spent the last few years staying at 5-Star Hiltons, Intercontinentals, Radissons, etc, which charge a heck of a lot more, I’d take this over all of them.

Replacing trouser presses, business centres, spas, vast buffet breakfasts, concierge services and doormen with genuine kindness and hospitality can’t be beaten. At the same time, the wifi was faster, the bed and bedroom bigger, the bathroom far larger and better equipped, and the breakfasts freshly cooked from local ingredients (eggs laid that morning by chickens in the garden!) much tastier than all of these 5-Star palaces.

Something new for us, worth repeating.