Thank you for your review and the great photographs KimQueenofQuo, the one of the chandelier on the main staircase is really good. I am sorry to read your welcome to the hotel was not as friendly as normal; I will certainly look into this. I am pleased that the character of the building and its manor house quirks still shines through. Our peacocks do look beautiful at this time of year with their amazing tail feathers but they can give an early wake-up call whilst in season. We are lucky to have the Court Theatre on our doorstep which has various shows and concerts on throughout the year. I am sorry to read that not all the buffet items were as warm as you would have liked, I hope you brought this to the attention of one of the restaurant team. I am glad you found your stay to be good value; I hope to welcome you back next time you are in the area or visiting the theatre.