|REVIEW|the carrington arms, moulsoe (J14 -M1) | LarabeeUK

|REVIEW|the carrington arms, moulsoe (J14 -M1)

Last weekend, the hubs and I enjoyed a night away, it was a colleagues wedding reception and we decided to stay over in a local hotel so that we could  both have a drink.

Because I'm obsessed with Four in a bed and because I thought this might be an ideal place to stay at for the mummy Bloggers Meet-up, I thought I'd do a little review. 

The Carrington Arms is just off of junction 14 of the M1, so ideal for anyone visiting Milton Keynes, we actually only live about 20 miles away but the price of a taxi back to our village would be a similar price to the price of this B&B, so we thought we'd have a little getaway and peace and quiet!

We checked in at about 14.30, check-in time is from 14.00, we sat and enjoyed a drink in the lovely bar/restaurant, we were advised to book a table for dinner to avoid disappointment but on this occasion we weren't eating. At £10.55 for a peroni and large glass of Pinot Grigio the bar prices were pretty average.

Our room was number 1, the first in a block of 8 rooms situated in out-buildings just away from the main building.  Our room was very nice, the bed was comfortable, there was a large TV and a proper wardrobe, the window overlooked the carpark and onto fields. The bed had mattress and pillow protectors with a good quality mattress underneath.

I was happy to see a fridge, if the hubs and I are staying in a hotel with no plans, we would usually have a bottle of wine or two to enjoy so this was a welcome sight - we usually store it in cold water in the sink!

The complimentary tray was well stocked, although The Hubs was disappointed that there were no Hot chocolate sachets. The tea and coffee were both branded, there was a large kettle which was clean, the cups could have done with a little bleach but were clean.

I was also very pleased to see a bath, if we'd have had more time, I'd have definitely enjoyed a relaxing bath, sadly I fell asleep so didn't have time. There was plenty of hot water both in the evening and morning and the shower was really powerful.
The complimentary toiletries were good quality and there were 2 each of Shampoo, shower/bath gel, moisturiser & soap, although I only took 1 of each home (well they come in soooo useful!)
In true Four in a bed style, we went checking for dust, there was a little on the flower arrangements, on top of the wardrobe and pictures and on the toilet roll holder.

The shower and grout could have done with a little bleach as it was quite grubby.

And the ceiling in the bathroom needed a little attention.

We both had a good, restful and peaceful nights sleep.

Breakfast was not included in the room rate of £40.00, but we decided to have breakfast at an extra charge of £17.00 for us both. The breakfast was particularly good, The hubs was chuffed with his and my scrambled eggs were done just as I like them (without being asked!). There were no vegetarian full English options on the menu, but when I asked if any were offered, I was advised that I could choose any of the individual items to make my breakfast, this was perfect for me.

Our total B&B bill came to £57.00, The Hubs and I agreed that this was fantastic value.

If you want somewhere to stay for the Mummy Bloggers meet-up, you couldn't go far wrong with a stay in The Carrington Arms, especially if you'd like something a bit different to the corporate chains in the city centre.

We stayed at The Carrington Arms of our own accord and have received no financial benefit for this review.  However, if you are a hotel or B&B and would like us to review your accommodation we'd be happy to oblige :)

Enjoy the weekend! Lx 


  1. Looks so cozy and homey.
    It is good to, once in a while, spend the night outside of home without the kids, right? My husband and I always look forward for a perfect excuse like that of attending a friend's wedding outside town.
    Thank you for the good review. Sending love from #WeekendBlogHop


    1. Thanks Kat, it's a really lovely place. Oh yes I completely agree, sometimes it's good to get away from the distractions of cooking and housework and spend a bit of time together. Appreciate you taking the time to stop by and comment :)


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