The Sky sports room sits in the private courtyard behind Knowl Cottage and opposite Manifold and Dove. The room has a 50 inch TV and surround sound offering all the Sky channels and also BT sports. This room is shared with occupants of all threee cottages but in practise guests in Knowl usually are the only ones using it as the occupants of the other cottages have their own sky programmes in their own cottages. Knowl also has full sky programmes in the cottage itself, but with this sleeping six persons, sometimes guests might want to split up for some to watch one channel and others to watch another. Or, as a group of six, occasionally guests decamp as a full group to the Sky sports room for a major sporting event.
Each cottage has eleven (!) personalised information packs to ensure that our guests have plenty of ideas of what to do. Over the years we received many compliments regarding these from guests and the Tourist Board Inspectors alike.
We were for many a year graded by the country’s official grading organisation VisitEngland and in the last ten years of our membership we achieved 100% for standards of housekeeping (cleanliness) as part of such process, something we are advised was almost unheard of. Since last year we no longer participate in this scheme, with it having lost its relevance to most, due to the rise of reviews on online booking sites. There are links to some of these reviews on the individual cottages pages of this web and it can then be seen that many reviewers have pin-pointed the cleanliness of the cottages, invariably we receive the maximum 5 stars in this regard.