Redcoats Farmhouse Hotel, Hertfordshire

Posted By Hazel Winstanley / 21st September 2016 / Hotels / 1 Comment

Well my dog pals,

I was super-duper right – seeing Hum get out my @rovernighter  and @Wellybix did indeed mean adventure time! After settling Ben boy into his new student digs, we headed to Redcoats Farmhouse Hotel @redcoats in Hertfordshire.

Got an AMAZING reception from Katie, Rhian and Hannah!!! LOTS of cuddles with everyone saying how cute I am and how soft my hair is. Rhian couldn’t stop stoking me 🙂

Katie helped me sign in to Room 10. Room 10 is in the Stable Wing and used to be a loose box (you can read all about the history of Redcoats Farmhouse Hotel in the Guest information). Anyways it is now a lovely, lovely room to stay in and perfect for us four-legs as it is the only room in the hotel with French windows opening onto its own private patio with access to the lovely garden!

Even though a loose box was to do with horses, we had lots of piggy ornaments in room 10 and even a pig statue overlooking our patio. I said ‘hello’ to the little pig statue that sits and overlooks our patio. Not sure what he thinks of life – he didn’t say much.

Room 10 will also be a big hit with your human-folk. Hum was VERY happy 🙂 The good points for Hum are as follows:

Great bathroom with bar of soap and White Stuff toiletries (nice she said); there was no face flannel but she did have a robe provided and super huge fluffy towels. In the room there was a big bed with super fluffy pillows; a lovely dressing table with ornate mirror and powerpoint nearby; a full length mirror; lots of storage in lovely furniture; a big TV and a cafetiere for coffee in the morning! YEAH!!! I’ll have a super happy Hum with her good morning coffee 🙂

We unpacked and headed to the bar which is really rustic and interesting – grabbed a drink there before setting off on a walk Katie had recommended across the fields.

Back in time for more time in the garden; Hum to have her bubbly bath and then go for dinner.

Dinner was good – VERY good. Hum ordered the duck which was yummy especially the pink duck breast – Hum ate the confit duck as it would be too rich for a little dog like me. We then had the cheese board and I really loved the Brie – Hum liked the goat’s cheese and the cheddar so all good there. Redcoats Farmhouse Hotel has a good chef – you should eat there if you can.

We had to eat in the bar as that is where dogs are allowed but it was very comfy and we got lots of attention from Luis; Fay and Zak. Most attentive service! Lovely people. AND Luis showed us a room that is going to become a dog friendly restaurant later in the year! How cool is that!

I did suggest that in the meantime they might provide some treats behind the bar….

Back in the room and Redcoats Farmhouse Hotel doesn’t provide anything for us four-legs so you need your own blankie; bed; bowls etc. We have suggested that they consider providing stuff in future and Katie said she would certainly put it forward to the owners.

I got my Rovernighter organised; Hum had her cup of tea; caught up on the news and we settled for the night.

We both had a super sleep – in fact I had to get Hum out of her big fluffy bed as she would have stayed there all day if she could I think! She rated the shower highly especially the clever button on the wall that let you turn it on before getting in so the water had time to heat up – that is a really clever thing – no squealing Hum as she gets hit with a blast of cold water!!!

Then there was the cafetiere coffee so Hum was REALLY, REALLY happy and in a good mood.

We had another walk in the garden before breakfast and Hum ordered the kippers and a poached egg which again was delicious and perfectly cooked.

Sadly after breakfast it was time to pack and go but not before a check out with the lovely Chloe who was the reason we got to stay at Redcoats – she moved rooms around to accommodate us and we are most grateful indeed!

So BIGGEST thanks Redcoats Farmhouse Hotel – you have a truly special place. Today I award 4 ½ paws but when you get that dog friendly dining area sorted and provide some stuff for us in the rooms you will be my perfect place to stay 🙂


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One Comment

  • Lan Hoang
    7th October 2016 at 5:12 am

    The maids there look like they love your dog a lot, don’t they?

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