Donnington Grove Hotel and Country Club
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
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... Paid him £17 then £39.80 for the Gatwick express train then £6 for shuttle to hotel. Total of £63 approx $130 before we settled into our hotel for the night. When we arrived in Gatwick Don dropped his multi coloured coat between the train and the platform. We waited till they got a gripper and the train driver retrieved it. OMG!! What a day. Having tea in the hotel and bed by 8.30pm so we get up at ...
... of The Library, the gilded panels and silk embroideries of The Music Room, the impressive vaulted ceiling of The Saloon, and a mighty Van Dyck portrait in the Dining Room of King Charles I on horseback. Pat particularly enjoyed the staircases and The Saloon, all of which had featured prominently in nearly every episode of 'Downton Abbey'.
For me though, the highlights were the gardens. The Monks' Garden stands ...
... the menus were in French and a meal could stretch to 12 courses. Judging by what was on offer, I shouldn’t be surprised if a stay at Polesden Lacey was accompanied by a bout of violent indigestion. For Maggie, royalty made the best house guests. Such was her hunger for HRH that she and her husband were known spitefully not as the Grevilles but the Grovels. King George VI and Queen Elizabeth were regular visitors, even taking their honeymoon at Polesden as Duke and ...
... me I would lose my fish to a heron. About mid Oct, I finally decided to heed the warnings and put a net over the pond to keep any potential heron from stealing my fish and also to keep the leaves from falling into the water. I left one end, about a foot wide, of the pond open because the neighborhood cats and foxes and badgers and squirrels all drink out of the pond. There are water lily pads in the pond so ...
... size of the train he refused & they went in search of the big train.
Mr enjoyed the mini train as well as a storybook boat that he ended up going on again before the left the park for good. We ended up walking around a bit waiting for M & H & the kids & they had ended up on a boat ride queue(line) so went to the dinosaur ride that they had gone on earlier so mr could try it out. He ended up barely meeting the measurements & ...