We thought it might be a good idea to do a bedroom report whenever we stay somewhere new, so here’s our review of the Strickland room at the Punch Bowl Inn at Crosthwaite in the lovely Lake District. Great place – picture postcard views; the freshest air you’ll ever breath; welcoming, helpful staff and delicious local food.
Comfort level: 9 out of 10 – nice, comfy mattress; lots of plump pillows and cushions; nice, big sofa if you want to lounge about and watch TV/read.
Noise level: 10 out of 10 – the only thing that’s likely to wake you is the baaing of the lambs in the field next door.
Light level: 8 out of 10 – good quality curtains that close right to (rare!). Not too many devices to bleep and shine standby lights at you all night (just the TV, but I hid that behind a post-it note). Being picking, the bedside lights are quite full on, so if one of you wants to read in bed and the other wants to get to sleep, it’s a little tricky.
Temperature level: 9 out of 10 – no need for aircon (hurray). Just a nice old-fashioned radiator (that works) and a window (that opens as wide as you fancy). Lovely to be able to have the window open and know you’re still safe and are not going to get bitten to death by bugs.
Care level: 9 out of 10 – clean and well thought through. Just press 0 for free tea and coffee whenever you fancy.
Total score: ZZzzz – Sweet Dreams