Saltcote Place Rye
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
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- Free parking
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... Hever Castle was once the childhood home of Anne Boleyn, second wife of Henry VIII and Mother of Elizabeth I and formed the unlikely backdrop to a sequence of tumultuous events that changed the course of Britain’s history, monarchy and religion. Its splendid panelled rooms contain fine furniture, tapestries, antiques and an important collection of Tudor portraits regarded as ‘one of the best collections of Tudor portraits after the National Portrait ...
... or bishop lying on top. Building has a gothic facade, a 25m high ceiling a 164m long nave, one of the longest in Europe, and a jumble of features from several eras with big pillars and intricate roof. Some beautiful carvings on the high altar, choir stalls and bishop's chair. Our dear friend Oliver Cromwell came and ransacked the place in the 1640's during the Civil War and destroyed some of the windows and carvings. He sounds such a nice fellow! The big ...
... developments in the main had very little of interest in their design with few if any added features. San Francisco is a one off in this regard, as it is gorgeous, with a charming, gentle air to it, the houses all different, painted different colours (but sort of Farrow and Ball colours, all toning together and nothing brash) and each one with a small well tended garden, and architectural features to the houses, be it stained glass windows, trellis fencing, ...
... to me; I surveyed the WWI, WWII, and Cold War uses of the castle. In WWI, the grounds were used to construct a Fire Command post which the military would spot approaching ships, planes, and friendlies from. Apparently, German artillery was able to fire over 30 miles and hit the coast. Dog fights frequently happened over the channel as well, and it was vital to pull surviving pilots from the water and put them back in a plane, as pilots ...
... on the way and the many little fishing villages.It will be nice to take our time and discover all the places we have read about.
The highlight of the holiday apart from a week in Andorra, which neither of us have been to will be a week on a boat down the Midi from Capstang to Carcasonne. My brother John and his wife Wendy are joining us, we will pick them up from Toulouse airport and travel with them in the motorhome to the boat pick up ...