Monday, 22 August 2011

A Much Needed Break in a Delightful B & B

I must begin by thanking everyone for their love and support and prayers as a result of our house break-in and car theft
It meant so much to us
And to those who have E-mailed asking if we are Ok
yes we are thank you

I have been away from posting and visiting as there has been so much paper work and phone calls as a result and as you will see from this post we have also been away

Rifleman Cottage

We had been due to stay here 2 days after the break-in and I am glad to say that a courtesy car was arranged and initial business dealt with in time for us to continue with our plans

I have to say that this was the best B & B we have ever stayed in 

Why? you may ask
Well we did not just have a bedroom but rather a little cottage to ourselves, the only difference being that because we were catered for we did not need to have a kitchen
It was also only an hour from  home so no travel hassle 

The accommodation was only a part of the delight
This cottage was owned by Pomona and her husband from Little Cottage Comforts. A couple who really know how to look after their guests and make them feel at home.
It was also fun to meet another blogger

The food which was all home cooked and mostly home grown was delicious and there was plenty of it
(Alan seen here tucking into an evening meal)
Not to mention delicious flap jacks for afternoon tea
It was a first to have breakfast apple juice pressed straight from the orchard, bacon and sausage from their own pigs, eggs from their chickens, home grown tomatoes and home made bread, not forgetting several home made jams  

Hard work cultivating and taking care of six and a half acres plus the live stock

We visited, castles and gardens so there will be many photos but not for a while as I have our main holiday photos to continue with, plus another day in London  and several day trips

Go visit Pomona's cottage web page 
and see just what is on offer

Looking forward to visiting and catching up with all my blogging buddies a.s.a.p


Pomona said...

I am so glad that you enjoyed yourself - it was really lovely to meet you both!

Pomona x

Needled Mom said...

That really does look like a marvelous B&B. I am glad that the trip was able to be enjoyed after the nasty break-in. Looking forward to more pictures.

Susan said...

You stay at the lovest places :o) Glad it all worked out for you in spite of the mishap.

Cheri said...

It looks heavenly!

Lorrie said...

I'm glad you were able to get away after the break-in. I'm sure there is a lot of turmoil involved with that. The B & B looks lovely, quiet and peaceful.

Julie Whitmore Pottery said...

pure heaven and thanks for the wonderful pictures.

Sara at Come Away With Me said...

It looks very charming, and I can't help admiring all the lovely china in the sideboard, and on the dinner table. What a special treat to be able to enjoy such excellent food and care; I hope you and Alan were able to wind down and really relax despite all the problems at home.

nikkipolani said...

Glad you were able to make it to this wonderful idyllic B&B location. The food sounds amazingly good. May God bless you and provide for you, Barbara, as the car saga continues.

HOPE said...

I'm so sorry to have read of the break in.

The B & B is...well..GOD takes care doesn't he ..even in the midst of Trials!

This is so wonderful..with the cupboard in the sitting area full of teacups and quaint.

oh and the coziness of it all is so inviting!

I think you were BLESSED and I'm so happy for you at such a time.

God bless you all the more..

Deanna said...

Barbara, Thankful you are both safe and well. May all the loose ends come together for you.

The cottage is truly sweet. Enjoyed the pictures of this place. What a nice place to be to relax and enjoy life.

God bless,

Elizabethd said...

So pleased that you managed to get away after all the trouble.
Having read Pomona's blog for a long time, I can imagine that you would have been very well looked after in that delightful cottage.

loveithandmade said...

I was happy to hear you were able to continue with your plans and get away. Such a perfect place to get away to! Thanks for sharing the lovely photo's and tour with us and I look forward to more of your adventures.

Diane said...

So glad you got to have a much-deserved break. What a lovely place to go. Nice to see you back.


Trisha said...

So happy you got to go on your holiday. Sounds like you had a wonderful time. Blessings and prayers.

Vee said...

Wonderful to know that all is well.

What a great stay for you. Very charming accomodations. Pomona knows how to look after her guests. It must have felt like being with old and dear friends. The meals sound amazing.

Lori Zehr said...

Loved the pictures. Looks like a very nice place and reminds me of the home I stayed in while in England!

elizabeth said...

So glad you had a wonderful mini-holiday with splendid food.
My grandparents lived in Faversham when I was a child.
I will go to Pomona's blog.

Annie said...

What a lovely spot, Barbara. Pure magic and just what you needed after such an emotional prelude.

Suz said...

Dear Barbara - I am glad you had the chance to rest up at the B&B. And I hope things are settling down for you. I have been enjoying my rest from blogging but will return soon!

Mike said...

Looks great Barbara... glad you are recovering from your ordeal! Blessings.

Adrienne said...

I'm so glad you were able to get away for a bit of rest and quiet after the trauma of your break-in and the theft of your car. Praying with you that God will speak to the hearts of those involved.