English-style manor house sophistication mixed with bed-and-breakfast warmth.
Owners Buffi and Douglas King completely renovated Haxton Manor without sacrificing the original building's integrity and character --- décor includes antique chairs and suits of armor. Modern touches run from replacing coal- or wood-burning stoves with gas and standard fireplaces to thermostats, insulation and soundproofing. Attention to detail enhances guests' home-away-from-home experience, from fine soaps and bath salts to free newspapers and complimentary coffee; there is also guest laundry service and room service. Breakfast varies, but special dietary needs can be accommodated, and lucky guests may get to try the house specialty: French toast. All rooms have televisions and VCRs, and those with jetted tubs and fireplaces are available. The property also has wireless Internet. Those who stay in the Bristol Suite can enjoy a selection of classic novels, while guests seeking a sumptuous rest will appreciate the Sussex Suite's Queen bed, decorated with hand-hammered tin panels. The ambience of the Boar's Head Pub and the living room are perfect for chatting with fellow guests or curling up by the fireplace on a cold day.