Saturday, 24 September 2016

Blackwell House-a perfect retreat

I needed a break, time away on my own after dealing with some health issues and this was the perfect place. I considered spa retreats and hotels and knew that all if those would make me feel isolated and uncomfortable. I wanted somewhere quiet, not too many people, not too far to travel to and a little bit of luxury. The colonial room was perfect.
I was only 90 minutes from home but I could have been at the other end of the world because I didn't leave the building as everything I needed was right there.
The entrance was so homely and welcoming even before I met Joyce and Steve.
There was also a friendly greeting from both The dog and cats so I didn't miss smudge too much.
Afternoon tea was yummy with home made scones that melted in your mouth not to mention the home made preserves of which I had to try both the raspberry and strawberry. I sat in the very comfortable sitting room to give the other guests some privacy as they were in the garden conservatory. So much space for a guest house that only had three rooms.
They even provided a little bubbly for my birthday.

There was so much space and comfort you didn't have to lock yourself away in your room to get quiet.
The evening meal was like something from master chef but it was difficult to make a choice from the menu as It all sounded amazing. 
I had the duck and medallions of beef followed by the apple tart. The wine was also perfect for the menu I chose. I was given the choice to eat alone or sit with oth guests at the dining room which again was lovely to have the option. The other guests were also thoroughly enjoying every aspect of their stay and we enjoyed the meal together.
The colonial room was incredibly comfortable to retire to with a little sitting area so you didn't have to sit on the bed to read or relax. Some of my favourite animals around the room also.
And how did they know ivory roses were my favourite!! LOL
I rarely take time to relax in a bath but given the opportunity like this with no plans I took the time.

I was only there for one day and night but the effect was that of having a break away for so much longer. Sad to leave but looking forward to returning.

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