Ensuite or Private facilities

Many of our guests have found there is a confusing difference between the definitions of private facilities and ensuite facilities, particularly between English in the USA and England.

Both phrases are often used wrongly in England as the same thing, and in the USA private is used to mean ensuite. The technical definitions are as follows:-

Ensuite – Your own toilet and shower/bath accessed from WITHIN your room.

Private – Your own toilet and shower/bath accessed from OUTSIDE your room.

Shared – The toilet and shower/bath is shared between one or more rooms. Langton House has NO shared facilities.

If, when you are booking your accommodation in England, you are unsure of what the exact type of facilities are that accompany your room, please make sure you get the proprietors to explain fully to you what is offered. This saves complications from both sides when you arrive.

If you have any further questions or are at all unsure on any of the above, feel free to email me and I’ll do my best to help you out.

All the very best, and I hope you all very much enjoy your trip to England.

Paul Fogg
Langton House

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