Wednesday, 1 October 2014

A Weekend in the Country, Part 2

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As I mentioned in my last post, my boyfriend and I recently visited the small village of Blanchland where we stayed at a wonderful hotel called The Lord Crewe Arms. We specifically wanted a hotel away from the city, very rural but not too far away from home. This hotel was absolutely perfect. I don't want to go into too much detail here, as their own website covers the hotel incredibly well, so you should definitely check it out. But dated to 1165, was a hideout for monks at the time and to this day is said to be haunted - a thought that did not go down too well with me when the electricity temporarily cut out twice later that night! The hotel is so cosy, it has a bar area housed in a cave of sorts and a lovely restaurant that we enjoyed both dinner and breakfast in. There are plenty of places to visit nearby if you fancy a drive out, but as we really just wanted to relax at the hotel, we went for a short walk and then the rest of the time stayed indoors, marvelling at the different characters residing at the hotel. The hotel has fairly recently been refurbished I believe, which was very apparent. I loved the luxury of newness in such an old building so full of character. This was such a treat for us to spend a weekend away in the country, and one I think both of us have developed quite a taste for.

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Wearing: Zara Bobble Hat ~ Monsoon Faux Fur Coat (old) ~ Top Shop Jamie Jeans ~ Anthropologie Boots ~ Family Affairs Blouse* ~ Versace Crossbody Handbag via Spartoo*