During the lockdown, I have been thinking a lot of where I want to go next. It was really hard for a long time to think about travelling. I can’t plan because I don’t know when the borders will open. I can look over where we have been.
With many other countries moving out of their lockdowns and into their final stages of ease restrictions, or NZ – shooting for the moon and scoring – no longer having any restrictions other than a closed border, I do feel slightly trapped in Singapore. No wide open space resorts to travel to locally but also I can’t go to those countries that have them.
I also have hope that things are getting better in many places along with decent levels of fear where it is just so out of control.
Coworth Park was a one night stay on a 5 night trip to the UK. We spent the other 4 in the centre of London (at the Goring).
This trip, while we were told we were insane, is still one of my favourites. A 5 day long weekend trip to the UK was exactly perfect.
My mum is obsessed with horses, she has tacky things all over the house, no pun intended but there is also tack items everywhere.
Coworth Park managed to take some of the things mum has filling every nook and cranny and turn them into sophisticated artworks. I was impressed. I sent photos to Mum and she wasn’t a fan. Probably because it actually looked clean, neat, organised and tidy and that isn’t really her schtick.
Coworth Park was amazing. I would go for 2 or 3 nights if we were lucky enough to return to the UK. One night was fantastic but a couple more would be beneficial for sure.
I loved the bathroom, actually I loved the buildings.
All of the buildings were so cute. We had our own little red phone box.
They looked a little but like an urban street but also, not. It is hard to describe. You have to see it in person.
It is almost like a tiny little mini village in one spot. It is surrounded by acres of land, landscaped grounds, the big old cottage, the old stables. Everything is classy, classic and very well converted.
Fields upon fields of green grass, all very well taken care of. We were there in January so it was cold but stunning.
Breakfast was amazing, it was divine really. There is a rule of no phones in the dining room. If I remember correctly and I am pretty sure I do, so I couldn’t take photos of the food. It is a time to unwind and disconnect so it was the one rule they have unless I just forgot my phone but I kind of remember it being a no phone environment.
The room was warm, cozy, welcoming and really superbly comfortable. All of the products were top notch and their towels were so thick and fluffy.
I did love the bath but I also loved the bed and the doors. The bathroom and the cupboard doors.
I really did consider taking buying) the bathrobe. It was so fluffy, had a hood, and was soft and thick. You dont usually get all of that in one. Something is sacrificed but these had it all.
Oh, to be able to go back to the property. To take in all of the statues and little details.
Remember, we were there in winter. January. How pretty are the gardens and how lucky were we with the weather?
Everything was class and elegance, and green rolling fields, so close to London. So close.
Their stables were fabulous and it certainly has the appearance of a horse loving property. I still cant gauge if my horse loving mother would be impressed, jealous or find it incredibly tacky.
I personally found it classy and elegant. Look at those little horses on the trim borders.
If you are nearby when the property reopens, I recommend a visit. You can just wander the grounds for days and see something new each time.
I loved their street lamps.
I love that we live life in each moment so we have these times to look back on and many more to look forward to. Don’t wait for “someday” or “in retirement”, live life today, live every day. That has been my motto since I was 10. It has worked well.