The Bench Mark is a private house offering eco-friendly bed and breakfast accommodation in a beautiful part of the West Midlands.
Your host, Adam Watson, is a one-time bookbinder, who still does creative stuff in his spare time - spinning, weaving, tapestry - with occasional sallies into sculpture. He is an amateur musician, an avid reader, enjoys cooking and has a keen interest in classic cars and green issues.
Accommodation is provided on the first floor with two cosy, well-appointed bedrooms – one with a good-size single bed, the other with twin beds. Both rooms have tea and coffee-making facilities but the bathroom and toilet facilities are shared. Bedlinen and towels are pure cotton and bathroom toiletries are eco-friendly.
Breakfast is served between 7am and 9am (other times by arrangement) and is based around full English. As much food as possible is sourced locally with the bacon, eggs, sausages and black pudding all coming from the Kington area; the marmalade is Adam’s own. Vegetarians, vegans and other diets can, of course, be catered for although a little advance warning is always helpful.
Please note that owing to the many different levels in the house and a small, steep stairs, The Bench Mark is really not suitable for people with mobility problems. Visitors to the house should be human, aged 16 or over and cat-friendly.