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The Merchant's House

At a Glance

    Pros

  • graceful and elegant
  • great value
  • for the discriminating traveler
  • resident pooch, Bertie the bulldog

    Cons

  • rooms next to kitchen noisy in morning
  • small bathrooms

The Merchant's House Review

No. 16 Queen Street was originally a Victorian merchant's family town home built to Georgian proportions, then a rectory and bank, before Joan Pyne turned it into the city's grandest B&B—garnet-color walls, elaborate plasterwork, and a fireplace make the parlor warm and welcoming. The cellars have been renovated to include three en suite modern bedrooms. Joan also owns a similar but smaller building three minutes' walk away called the Saddler's House. Charming and cozy, this Victorian jewel of a home (who can resist its picture-gallery red living room?) is packed with antiques and family portraits. Self-catering is also available at delightfully renovated Georgian town houses on Pump Street and London Street.

    Hotel Details

  • 9 rooms in Merchant's House; 7 rooms with shared bath in Saddler's House.
  • Rate includes breakfast.
  • Credit cards accepted.
Updated: 04-10-2013

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