A Valentine's Mini Break


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After spending Valentine's day at work secretly hating all the smug girls in the office who had flowers delivered to their desk, I trundled home expecting dinner and a night watching The Wire.... actually that's exactly what I got on the Friday night (along with some mint Thorntons, heaven), but i was also surprised with a nights stay in Billesley Manor where we got married back in 2012. 

If you didn't follow my blog back then I basically had every brides nightmare - 3 days before my wedding day I was told that due to a tumbling turret in the castle I'd originally booked 2 years beforehand the venue was going to be closed on my big day.  Oh there were tears.
Anyway I was told I had to move the whole wedding and decide on a new venue sharpish, luckily Billesley Manor was one of the options and the lovely staff did everything they could to make my day as special as it could be. Despite only been given three days notice they organised everything perfectly and other than my embarrassing dancing to Lil Jon Get Low, there were no hiccups. 

So obvs I was thrilled when Tom had booked us another night there, we drove up in my little fiat on Saturday afternoon, checked in, then spent the rest of the day strolling around Stratford before getting ready for a three course meal. We had a cheeky beverage in the bar then spent the rest of the night chilling in front of Saturday night tv with a Rekorderlig - classy. 

Our room was gorgeous, to be honest when they told us we weren't in the main building I was a bit disappointed and expected something a little basic. I was wrong. We stayed in a converted barn in a massive but cosy room that had all the original beams and a larger than expected bathroom. 

I had such a lovely weekend and would highly recommend staying here for a night or two. There's even a spa, swimming pool, and gym if you're feeling active!

20 comments :

  1. What a gorgeous place, how lovely to be reminded of the memory of your wedding day too! x

    The Little Things

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  2. What an amazingly thoughtful Valentine's gift - so lovely!

    http://www.bloglovin.com/blog/8314779/ninegrandstudent

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  3. Aww it's so nice that you went back to your wedding venue! Most people get married somewhere then never return so I think that's lovely :) it looks like an amazing place too!
    emmerliejay x

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  4. That looks so incredibly beautiful! you are sooo lucky!

    - Natalie
    www.couttiepie.blogspot.com [A Fashion and Lifestyle Blog]

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  5. It looks beautiful and it sounds like you had a great time, I'd love to go and try the spa and the swimming pool :)

    www.violetdaffodils.blogspot.co.uk
    xx

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  6. Wow, that looks amazing! Such a beautiful place and looks like you had good weather too :)

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  7. This looks perfect, you had such gorgeous weather!

    Maria xxx

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  8. Awr what a lovely, romantic Valentine's treat, so much better than flowers! x

    Leanne - A Slice of My Life

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  9. That's so lovely! It sounds amazing, and so nice to relive the wedding memories again and have a place that really looked after you.
    Having got married last year and knowing the stress of it all, I am so impressed with you and them for sticking with the date and getting it all done. Having done that you must feel you can do anything!

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  10. Hi Eloise, Thanks for featuring Billesley Manor Hotel during Valentine's Day... Glad you had a lovely stay and we look forward to welcoming you back soon. Regards, Sookie [Puma Hotels Social Media Team]

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  11. This place looks gorgeous, what a lovely place to stay!

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  12. I've just mentally relived your wedding nightmares! All looks beautiful and what a lovely idea for a weekend away x

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  13. This looks like such a gorgeous place! Xx

    Lauraslittleloves

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