After taking a look around, we retreated indoors to warm ourselves by the fire in the drawing room and enjoy some afternoon tea. A platter of delectable treats awaited us, alongside a pot of tea and a selection of finger sandwiches, which we eagerly devoured after our long journey.
Then it was time to settle into our suite – an open plan design that featured a homely lounge area with a beautiful view, two large bedrooms and a luxurious bathroom. Located in a renovated outbuilding, overlooking the courtyard, we felt a world away from all stresses and worries. It was the ultimate setting for a relaxing stay.
After a rough night, we made our way down to breakfast. With both Henry and I suffering from the flu, I thought a selection of fresh fruit was what we needed – plus a pastry or two for some much needed energy! We made our way to the breakfast buffet, where a spread of boxed cereals, yogurt, jugs of juice (no apple juice, though) a toaster and strangely, a bowl of prunes, awaited us. No fruit or pastries to be seen. Upon enquiring, we were informed the delivery hadn’t arrived, much to my disappointment, so instead, Matt and I opted for a hearty full English breakfast.