Monday, 23 April 2012

My Perfect Weekend Away...


I've just had one of the best weekends of my life.
Mr Modern Country surprised me with a pre-baby trip away.
Eeeek!!

He told me we were going to visit his parents
....which we were....
but it turned out that it was for the children 
to have a special holiday...

and for us to go on to here....


As we drove up the driveway, 
I had a hunch that this was somewhere lovely...
and, wooooah....
it was!


Rushton Hall.
An Elizabethan Country Spa Hotel.

I can't even begin to tell you how special a time it was.
So romantic.
It was an incredible place to stay.

We played cards and had drinks here...


Had long, lazy breakfasts here...


Then, on Saturday, Guy suggested that we might like to visit Barnsdale Gardens,
which was the base of BBC Gardener's World for 13 years. We had a lovely gentle walk round all 39 mini-plots before having a delicious lunch. 

There were lots of quiet spots for sitting down and resting
...good for pregnant legs....
...and kissing...


Spending prolonged time together alone 
feels like such a huge luxury at the moment.
I am so grateful for the snatches of solitary gorgeousness that we do get.


Thank you, Mr MC.
You totally wooed me.



Images via Rushton Hall and Barnsdale Gardens

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33 comments :

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

WOW! so beautiful!

Greta said...

Such a beautiful, romantic setting. Glad you got a babymoon before the latest little one makes an appearance. :) Your husband just earned lots and lots of points in my book :) :) :)

chris said...

Eeep! Guy rocks. So glad you had a wonderful weekend before your little one makes her debut.

Shelly W. said...

Oh. My. Word! What an amazingly romantic, wonderful thing for him to do. As we say over here: "He's a keeper!"

I'm going to have to look up Rushton Hall. It looks similar to a place where we stayed several years ago in North Yorkshire called Swinton Park. Lovely, lovely grounds to walk around and beautiful rooms to just relax in. We dream of going back there someday. Ahhhhh.

heather @ new house, new home, new life said...

Sounds like a perfect weekend in a fabulous spot.

Courtenay@Creek Line House said...

That is one amazing location for a hotel! We like to get away to nice Bed and Breakfast type places where we can have fancy meals in fancy rooms too, but I've never been anywhere like there! I think you deserved it!

Jen said...

What a sweet husband and beautiful retreat. So happy for you!

Grammy Goodwill said...

I'm so glad you had this special time.

Belinda @ Wild Acre said...

oooh la la, how gorgeous, and what a wonderful pre-bubba get-away. Well done Guy!

I have been there once, but never stayed there - such a stunning place! So glad you had a dreamy time. x

Bluebells and Lavender said...

What a wonderful surprise! Such a beautiful place to be swept away to...so glad you were totally spoilt! Have a lovely week! Sharon:)

Stephanie said...

Oh my goodness! What a lucky girl you are!

Redlilocks {Swoon Worthy} said...

What a lovely romantic getaway! Ya know, we had our own romantic getaway this weekend ourselves down your neck of the woods - Cheltenham ;)

It was fab, loved every minute! So nice to just get away from everything together :) Sounds like you had a gorgeous time!

xxx

Sweet Posy Dreams said...

What a wonderful surprise! Sounds like Guy is a great guy!

Seaweed and Raine said...

Oh. My. Goodness! That is one incredible looking resort spa. Gold star for Guy - taking his lovely away for some R & R together... perhaps I should send him MY hubby's contact details? ;)
Glad you two had some time to yourselves - it sounds like you had a bliss-filled time.

CHRIS said...

BLISS perfect bliss xxx

GLENDA CHILDERS said...

What a lovely memory you made together and perfect timing before the babe comes. Strong work, Guy.

Jane said...

Oh Sarah, Guy is one wonderful man. How utterly divine. So pleased you snuck it in before the baby's arrival. J x

Thoughts for the day said...

What a wonderful surprise and special 'treat' to get away ... with your special 'guy'.

Hilary said...

Wow! As I blearily check mail at 4:40 this morning prior to a long commute to work I DO have to admit to a spot of Elizabethan spa envy. Lord love Texas, where I live, but it ain't got no b&bs like that!

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

Mmmmm... looks wonderful! So very thoughtful of your Man to give you a trip away-- pre-baby. Very nice of him to do that for you both!

and the kids got to visit the grandparents...

everybody wins! Pat

Mrs. Sutton said...

What a fabulous place and what an even MORE fabulous man! He is very special - but then so are you and you deserve it totally!

Patricia said...

Oh my ! This husband is very special and definitely rare. But you sound like you know that already ! Best Wishes to the both of you, and your beautiful, soon to be expanding, family!

Cathy (aka Catherine) and Bill (aka William) said...

Ahhhhhhh... Sarah, I can hear your sigh of contentment from here (all the way over in Alberta, Canada!).

With princess-like treatment like that no wonder you keep having more babies! (Guy sounds almost as great as my Billy! Too bad I'm way too old to have more babies!).

Thanks for sharing your romantic weekend with us :)

Veronica Roth said...

Wow, husband is a keeper! I'll be back in England in July and def will check out this beautiful place.

Valerie@chateaualamode.typepad.com said...

Wow, what a lucky girl you are! So glad you were able to have a nice romantic getaway before baby. You're hubby is a good one!

Cindy said...

Awww...what a sweetheart you have!!! How special to get to have some down time with the love of your life. You are blessed, sweet lady, but I'm sure that he feels the same way about you.
Love and hugs, Cindy

Sarah said...

Oh how fabulous and how lucky you areQ!!! Sounds wonderful...;-))

Little Leslie said...

Wow, what a Guy! I just relaxed looking at the photos of the place. Good for you tow!
Leslie

Jo @ To a Pretty Life said...

What a sweet man you have there! We just got back from a trip without the kids. I had almost forgotten how nice it is to spend time without the kids. It was heavenly.

Abby said...

What a lucky lady you are! That looks like such a beautiful place!

Deborah said...

Awww what a sweetheart he is!
Looks so gorgeous!!!
Memories for a lifetime right there!
Glad you had such a sweet time my friend!
Blessings!

Love,
Deborah xoxoxoxo

Chatelaine said...

Sounds like a fabulous time. You have the best husband!

Lissy Parker said...

You are a very lucky girl! What an amazing place for a get-a-way.
xo, lissy

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