Monday, 15 December 2008

Christmas past......











Hi...thought would show you some piccys of where we went for Christmas 2006......we decided hubby and I to go down to Somerset and stayed in a beautiful mullion stoned lodge.....this lodge was on the entrance to a most beautiful entracing mansion....(privately owned)...unfortunately I never got to step a foot inside to view. But anyway the lodge was so charming for Christmas...although not richly decorated it was very warm and very welcoming. It had a perfect but small workable kitchen....off that a very pretty dining room which had a log burner in an inglenook.... The lounge as you can see was not heavily decorated but the whole lodge had a wonderful ambience of spirit of Christmas...it seemed to wrap itself around you and comfort you and say "welcome".....The side stone mullion window behind the TV looked straight down the drive so that in the "olden" days...the gatekeeper could see who was coming and inform the Master/mistress of the Manor.
Me and Megs by the fire and then my lovely sil by the car in the beautiful shrouded icy mist of a winters morning. Its strange how when one looks back on past holiday photos....does one realize what a wonderful time was had.....will definitely visit back here again. Take care...xx



















These were only part of the grounds....which we were allowed to walk around.




5 comments:

Brenda said...

Looks like a great get away to me. A cuddle up place for sure.

profenretraite said...

Oh my! It's gorgeous! I cannot even imagine being able to stay in a place like that! We have nothing like it here in the US. It makes me think of the movie "The Holiday" where the American and the British women swap homes for Christmas. Have you seen it? The window in the lodge are gorgeous! And the grounds...even in the snow they are fabulous! Thanks for sharing...Debbie

laurie said...

This is just so charming! I loved getting to see this. I agree with Debbie, it's even better than the house in "The Holiday". Thank you for sharing this. laurie

Bo said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog...it is so nice to meet you...Oh, this is my kind of place to visit...loved all the pics..your dog is beautiful! ;-) Bo

Tea Time With Melody said...

Oh, these are fantastic. It would be wonderful to stay there. Someday.....when I come to England to visit......Someday........