Brockencote Hall Country House
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Free parking
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An early start meant we made it to Hopwas at 2pm as planned to meet up with my parents and grandparents.
It was our first day of bad weather, although it wasn't actually that bad, at one point we went under a bridge and came out on the other side in torrential rain. After a minor panic of putting on waterproofs it wasn't bad in the rain, I held up an umbrella for Carrie and we carried on in the rain. It wasn't cold and when the rain stopped and the sun ...
... so despite both me and Carrie being exhausted we limped our way into Armitage.
Once moored up it seemed like Carrie got a burst of energy so went blackberry picking, we then had a dinner of beans on toast with mushrooms followed by french toast with a kind of jam style coulis using the last of the fresh fruit.
We stopped for lunch just south of Great Haywood, but first we went through Tixall Wide. Basically Tixall House didn't want their view spoilt by a canal, so it was disguised as a lake. Seems like a clever way to disguise a canal, and is quite an impressive thing as you come round the corner to find a massive expanse of water before you.
We stopped a little further on for lunch at a nice little lock side restaurant which gave us ...
... where we were picking up the keys the next morning.
This hotel wasn't rough and ready like the Mercure. Here was a rambling, gorgeously golden Cotswold stone inn, with loads of tasteful yet comfortable snugs and lounges, ice-cold prosecco, and, not exactly HUSHED tones, but sort of mellow, just like the stone.
So, keys obtained, supplies packed away in the tiny fridge -- and I mean tiny-- but hey, it's England--we started meeting ...
... view. Acres and acres of lavender made the rolling hills a mass of purple and green. We picked up some blueberry and lavender jam in the gift shop and it is really good on scones for breakfast.
Our next excursion was to Snowshill Manor and Gardens http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/snowshi ll-manor/. This is truly a unique place created by Charles Wade. In the early 1900's, Wade inherited a fortune, quit his ...