...the Victorian/gothic style doesn't lend itself to bright and comfortable.
The kingsize mattress needs changing, as feeling its springs in your side was so uncomfortable that we put the duvet on top of the mattress, which helped, and slept with 2 single duvets from the other bedroom. The fusty smell of the bedding was evident for a couple of nights. Some surfaces in the bedroom were quite dusty. Mind you, the house has lots of stuff to dust!
The massive, gothic style, bed footboard(?) is so big that you have to be careful squeezing between it's pointed corners and the wall to get in it. Much better if it were a divan. (and no, I'm not that fat - not now, anyway!). At the other end of the bedroom a very large easy chair prevented easy access to the drawers of the wardrobe and the central mirror of which doubles as a very in-effective dresser, with no stool, as there is no dressing table (or stools) in any of the bedrooms so doing your hair is very awkward. (my wife does hers every day...yawn!) The TV up on the bedroom wall was a bit small but OK if you don't mind a cricked neck.
The bathroom is a decent size but the elecric shower's lack of volume is only adequate at best. There are two extending shaving mirrors...excellent...I could position them such that my bald bit was clearly visible - first time I've ever easily seen it! :) The towels are on the small side and although there is a radiator in there you can't use it to dry the towels on as its got a shelf on it.
The dining room is a good size, with a big table, as is the lounge, which has a nice open coal effect gas fire, although the decor and heavy drapes to the smallish window made it a bit dark.
The compact kitchen has electric hob and large effective microwave/halogen oven.
All our meals apart from breakfast we had out. Locally, I can highly recommend the food (and wine) at the Wellwood arms within easy walk. (it also has free wifi). The pub owners also own the recommended Zecca's restaurant on the other side of the street.