Cream Tea

The weather was gloriously sunny as we drove through the Shropshire and Herefordshire countryside for our overnight stay at Colwall village. When we crossed over the border into Herfordshire I noticed an abundance of Mistletoe in the trees. I can’t remember the last time I saw mistletoe growing in the UK and I have never seen so much before.

Sunny Light

We arrived at the Hotel, Colwall Park just after one o’clock which was perfect timing for our lunch time cream tea which was part of the Valentines package which we had booked. After lunch we checked into our room to unpack our bags. When we made the booking we were advised that only one room was left and that it was a suite. When we opened the door to the room we realised that it was the bridal suite, it was very nicely appointed and had his and hers wardrobes. Handmade chocolates had been placed on the bed and the table a bottle of Champagne was sitting in a bucket of ice, glinting in the sunshine. The latter had been ordered by Mr C. We moved to the Champagne to a cool corner of the room and set off for a nearby craft village where we spent a couple of pleasant hours.

Champagne for Two

By the time we had returned to the hotel the Champagne had chilled to the perfect temperature and we enjoyed sipping it whilst relaxing with a good book. I also enjoyed a soak in the bath before getting ready to go down to dinner. There was a nice atmosphere in the restaurant and we enjoyed the food off the special Valentine’s menu. There was a slight hiccup when it came to dessert, the waiter got confused and brought us the wrong menu not once but twice which made us smile. After we had finished our meal we sat in the hotel bar until it was time to retire for the evening.

14th February 2016

14 Comments CherryPie on Feb 22nd 2016

14 Responses to “Colwall – Day One”

  1. lisl says:

    What a relaxing way to start your holiday, Cherie

  2. Mandy says:

    Oh, what a lovely, romantic day! I love the sound of the cream tea, the champagne and relaxation and the evening meal with all its quirks.

    • CherryPie says:

      It was a lovely mini break. I have an idea that we might stay there for Mr C’s birthday taking up one of their special packages :-) Not necessarily in that room though…

  3. james higham says:

    Not the birthday again, Cherie?

  4. Ayush says:

    i think the shaped up nicely, CP. lovely photos to go with your text.

  5. Alan says:

    You certainly know how to live; that cream tea looks wonderful :)

  6. I visited Hereford last year :)
    There are so many ancient cities in the Midlands!
    I always use Birmingham as my transport hub/ base though.

  7. J_on_tour says:

    Lovely room. From the look of the window, it seems to be a period style property.

    • CherryPie says:

      It is a lovely room :-)

      The building itself seems to be a mixture of styles, some looks authentic and some looks as if it might be a more recent addition.