Stone Manor Hotel
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... all about Hidcote Manor Garden just 4 miles away. The American Lawrence Johnston and his mother settled in Britain in 1900. He became a citizen and fought in the Boer War. His mother married and bought Hidcote Manor Estate built in the 1600's. The area had strong ties to the Arts and Crafts movement. Lawrence decided to turn the field around the house (10 acres) into gardens in the Arts and ...
Travelled from Edinburgh to Warwick. Visited Warwick Castle and Ann Hathaways birthplace. Ann Hathaway was the wife of William Shakespeare. She was 10 years older than him. Stayed at the Hilton hotel and had our farewell dinner. I ended up with laringytis and ...
... history and charm. The name comes from "Chipping" meaning market and "Campden" a Saxon term meaning "valley with fields". In 1085 it had 300 people. In the 13th and 14th centuries it was a very prosperous wool town and the oldest buildings in the village go back to the 12th century. The church was built by the wool merchants and the streets are wide so sheep could be herded down them. When you build with stone you build to last. ...
We left Bath around 10am with plans to call into places of interest along the way. Harry recommended a stop at a historic village called Lacock where we wandered around admiring the buildings for an hour or so. We called into a local fete and bought some homemade jam and chutney - very small village feel and classic CWA style fete. Next stop off was the Slaughters (Upper and Lower) which were extremely picturesque with large manor houses that the villages grew ...
Today we had a much more relaxed day. We had to get up at 8:30 cause breakfast is over at 9, but after that we went back to the room and took some much needed relaxed downtime! At around 12 we got ready, made lunch and headed for our first activity. It was such a hot sunny day again, but we were both still burnt so light long sleeves and shorts were necessary. We ended up getting free passes to all the 5 historic buildings! We started with Halls Croft ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center
- Free parking
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