Thursday, 11 October 2012

Our Mini Break

So how do you pick somewhere to stay for a romantic few days away?  I chose the Wiveton Bell for hubby and I from the first few words of the description of our room - "Farrow and Ball Palette"!!!!  To be fair, most of North Norfolk is painted in Farrow and Ball Palette.

 It only has four rooms, but they are four very gorgeous ones.  Our room was converted from this little barn attached to the pub at the side.  You don't get breakfast in the pub, but at around 8.30am, a local baker hangs warm croissants and pain au chocolat, fresh granary bread and milk on your door.  Cereals, Jams, Honey etc are already in your room along with drinks paraphanelia,  a kettle, toaster, and champagne.  So breakfast is taken entirely at your leisure.
 I chose our bed room because it was the cheapest (I know - true Yorkshire woman!) as we weren't intending much time in it unless we were asleep.  It was gorgeous and really comfortable and warm.  A proper little love nest.



 Hubby loves me for many reasons, but I was particularly in favour when we first got to our accommodation on Monday afternoon and produced a walk I had found on the internet which we could do from our pub, taking in about 7 real ale pubs along the way.  So off we went.
 The first one was in gorgeous Blakeney.
 We had lunch at one of the aforementioned pubs.
 Then we decided to walk over the marshes to Cley.  The marshes are fascinating and we saw so many different types of birds - Curlews, Oyster Catchers, Redshanks.
 They are also totally peaceful - something that we relished.
 Then in Cley we partook in our second pub stop.


As we sat outside the 3rd (and final - we are lightweights ) pub on the village green, we realised it was only 5.30pm on a Monday afternoon and here we were sinking a pint or 2!!  Hubby commented that this is what chavs do of a Monday afternoon!
Find me a shell suit I say!

18 comments:

A garden just outside Venice said...

Wow, what a lovely accomodation!
I think I'd never find my way back after only 1 stop/pub! ...beer is not for sissies!!!
xxxxx

Toffeeapple said...

My favourite county (well, I love Suffolk too) there are such beautiful places to see and huge sky too. So glad that you feel rested.

June said...

Thanks for your comment on mine. Went to the Photography class today and learnt all about aperture and depth of field - sometimes I get things and sometimes I just don't! Hopefully, it will all come together in time. We visited Norfolk 6 years ago - you make me want to go back!
June

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

Great accommodation and nothing better than a walk with plenty of pubs en route. Pity it was a romantic weekend or I would have joined you :-) Take care t'other Diane

DeniseinVA said...

What a wonderful vacation, lovely post, lovely photos!

Louise said...

Your accommodation sounds fantastic... I'd love to spend a few days there!

greenthumb said...

Your room looks so lovely, and what a great walk to find, great photos.

Pomona said...

It's a lovely part of the world - and it looks like you had a great place to stay!

Pomona x

pastcaring said...

Your accommodation and the scenery look fantastic, and walking from pub to pub is a great motivator (if only because you need a wee!) I have never been to Norfolk, I think I need to rectify that! xxx

nilly said...

Brilliant! I was looking for somewhere lovely to stay in Norfolk. Thank you!

ChrisJ said...

Great accommodation, food and walks. Who could ask for anything more?!

Rosie said...

Your room looks wonderful and how great to have breakfast to your door every morning! I love that area around Blakeney, Morston and Cley (we have a painting of Morston Quay on our living room wall). The walk sounds fab especially with all the wonderful pub stops along the way and all those interesting birds to spot:)

Jo said...

It looks wonderful. It must seem strange to be taking these kind of breaks now after years of having kids with you. We'll be at that stage soon.

Gilly said...

Your lovely photos took me right back to our last holiday there! I love Blakeney, and Cley marshes are great! And the mud with birds, and the harbour and...... oh everything!

Not met that wonderful baker, though! he sounds a real treasure!

HippieGirl21 said...

I love the photos. They look so romantic. That bed and breakfast place is so cute. I love things like that, simple country charm. Simple and romantic is the way I would go. I love the photos. Too beautiful!!

Lisa said...

You picked a real gem of a place to stay! I love the look of the room, really cosy. And the breakfast delivery sounds just so perfect.
Just the thing you both needed, with a couple of pints thrown in for good measure!
Lisa x

Mister D said...

Looks a lovely retreat and a different pace of life - andante !

Little Blue Mouse said...

It looks all so lovely!