Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Our romantic weekend away...

..turned into a family weekend away!

Partly because we don't mind sharing, partly because a weekend away from our girls would have been less enjoyable than it sounds and partly because Teenage Daughter is going through a very rough time with stress and anxiety at the moment, so although it was stressful to come with us and be away from home it was less stressful than not being with us AND being away from home!

It started at Christmas with a promise to The Hubs of a romantic weekend away, we couldn't decide where to go and life took over.  Then I looked for all of us to go to London and see a show BUT...my budget wouldn't stretch to that!

I had a look on the Cottages4you website that we used for our lovely Barn Holiday last year and realised they take Tesco Vouchers!

Signed up, got my code for £100 off of our 2 day stay and managed to get 2 nights for less than a London hotel for 1!!

Want to see....

It is lovely.........

It's called Five End Cottage.  The white building on the right of the photo is a 15th Century Inn called The Artichoke, we decided to have our evening meal here, good decision.
We arrived Friday afternoon and had our picnic in the local play park opposite the village Church and were fortunate to hear the bells being rung for a wedding...what a start to a rural 'get-away' weekend!
We got to the house and met the lovely owners who showed us around this little gem, take a look at these pictures of the inside........
An open fire *sigh*......

A lovely spacious room for me & The Hubs........
The little door on the left went down to the lounge, the little door on the right went up......
....to this!  A wonderful little room in the roof for the girls.
Usually when we go away there is always something that you wish you had taken that's not there, a minor problem, something not as clean as it could be, you know....something.
Well, I can honestly say, that there was nothing amiss with this little home from home (well better than home, coz we've got 'stuff'!)  There was tea & coffee, milk and eggs in the fridge and English muffins and crumpets in the bread bin, cereal for the morning and........oh!.....chocolate biscuits! Yummy!
Best of all for me and The Hubs was a lovely bottle of wine which we cracked open before our evening meal and sipped whilst sitting on the patio in the sun! Bliss!
There is a right of way to the neighbours house through the garden, but the neighbour was a gem and celebrated her 80th birthday whilst we were there (not that you'd have ever have guessed she was an octogenarian!!)
All in all a lovely break away from the hurley-burley of life and highly recommended.
Next time I'll show you around Canterbury.  Unfortunately, they are not very exciting photos as it was a very cold, grey day and then Whitstable.  I'll be back soon with those so until then...... bye-eeeee,

1 comment:

  1. What a lovely place to stay! I can see why you were excited to share it with us. Maybe next time you and hubs can get away together - but I understand why sometimes its hard to leave the kids!!


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