The Beauty of a well-timed Hotel …

I don’t know about you but I LOVE a well timed hotel break … One that comes along at just the right time … You know what I mean …

You are stressed, people are bugging you, but you have a couple of days you can escape with and you actually can put everything else one hold …

Where would you go?

I can tell you exactly where I would go …

If I were in the south of England

Barnsley House Hotel – The Secret Garden Suit …. Heaven …

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It’s a suite set in the Gardens detached from the hotel. Gardens which were designed and tended by the great Garden Designer Rosemary Varey no less (The hotel was originally her home!) This achingly beautiful suite houses a Great Egg Shaped Stone bath (where you can comfortably fit more than 2 should you desire…) A Fabulous, and massive shower. A lovely sitting room, and obviously, a bed made for dreaming …. As space is not at a premium here, the suite sits inside a private walled garden complete with pond ! It truly is heaven. So difficult to leave ….

If I were near Le Mons France

Chateau de Saint Paterne – Chambre des Canards …

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Now this hotel has a character all of its own. It is famously where Henry the IV of France had an affair with the young beauty Diane de Courtemanche … The history just seeps from the wall as if they are ready to regale you with story’s of the past should you wish to listen. But this room … oh this room … spacious elegant, and the bath … small but DEEP, and I do Love a deep bath … this really is somewhere to stay a while … and don’t get be taking about breakfast. Oooh la la … the croissant, the cheeses, the hams … all very fresh and very French … & yes Dinner was absolutely, and decadently delicious too …

If I were in Andalucía deep within the Olive Groves

Hotel Puerta de la Luna – Room 315

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I have to confess this was the first time I experienced a jacuzzi … with bubble bath … Fantastic, there are photos, but no you can’t see them ! not the ones of me anyway ! The suite also has a hydro shower, a small lounge and a beautiful view over the courtyard. The cotton bed sheets are the softest I have ever experienced … The Hotel is just splendid. An ancient Monks Palace, within the World Heritage village of Baeza – and you can really feel the peace and serenity. I could go on for ever about this hotel. But just visit the link in the hotel name above.

Please note all these Hotels are pretty rural. They are not city escapes. Rather for those escaping the cities … Romantic havens with restaurants to match … Delicious in every sense … places I cherish in memory and long to visit again, and again, and again …

 

 

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