Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Our long weekend away

For our 7th Wedding Anniversary (Wool) in January i decided to take my hubbie on a romantic long weekend away.
Every year we buy/make each other a gift to do with the Anniversary theme. This year it was Wool. I managed to find a beautiful cottage in Suffolk called Wool Cottage.

This weekend we took our trip and it was lovely.











The Beautiful Lavenham Church - one of the best UK churches i have seen:







Lie ins and cooked breakfasts - bliss!




We visited the pretty towns of Long Melford/ Clare (Both great for antique shops) and Cavendish - And Bury St Edmunds (below) Which had the most Beautiful Gardens:


















We enjoyed afternoon tea at Harriets in Bury St Edmunds:



We would certainly recommend the gorgeous Wool Cottage and also The Swan at Lavenham for a romantic dinner and Atlantic Health Spa for a massage and use of their pool and spa.


xx



23 comments:

a mermaids purse said...

wow sooo romantic, you lucky lady- i loved the idea of the themed anniversary...wool cottage how sweet, what a treasure of a cottage,
Lavenham and bury st,edmunds i know really well often went there growing up- one of my first boyfriends who i dated for 4 years took me to the hotel there for tea- it was very pricey- but very romantic x

what a wonderful time you must have had lissylou, very jelous ;0)xxxx

The White House said...

Sounds like a wonderfully relaxing weekend break. Gorgeous photos of the churches ... :0)

Shirl x

Scarlett Fontaine said...

Happy Anniversary :o) Beautiful photos and oh to have a roll top bath like that one - mmmmm. Scarlett x

Bee happy said...

Happy anniversary! love the cottage idea for wool! great photos, thanks for sharing :)

Bee happy x
Have a delicious day!

Thecraftytrundler said...

What an absolutely perfect weekend, will have to pay a visit one day to the area. (I bet it was hard to leave that gorgeous cottage!!!
Happy belated anniversary, and have a great week : )

Sharon xx

charl said...

oo what a lovely place to stay in.. the cottage really does look like the perfect place for a romantic getaway..and how apt it was called wool cottage for your "wool" anniversary!!..
what is six years.. that is ours this year.. ?/

Florence and Mary said...

It looks lovely!!

Victoria xx

Jemm said...

WoW! That looks like a wonderful trip. I can't believe you found a b & b named "Wool". How clever. What beautiful architechture.

Lululiz said...

Your photographs make me want to get in my car and drive there straight away, it looks so perfect. And what a fun way to chose your weekend-away cottage.

Kath said...

That cottage is GORGEOUS! I wish I knew about this place place...my best friend is getting married at lavenham this summer. We're staying at the Bell hotel in Clare. Looks dreamy! Glad you had amazing time.

VintageVicki said...

Looks like you had a lovely time in my home county.

The abbey gardens in Bury St Edmunds are gorgeous - even more so at the moment with all the spring flowers.

Catherine said...

Happy Anniversary! That cottage looks heavenly! Cx

Mrs. Cozy Home said...

OMG how wonderful ... and clever you for finding "Wool" cottage!

The Patchwork Heart said...

This looks like my kind of heaven, how gorgeous, hope you had a wonderful romantic time :) I am loving your blog :)
Heather x

Josie-Mary said...

It looks lovely :) X

Andi's English Attic said...

Wool cottage for your wool anniversary - how romantic. Thanks for the pics. Really enjoyed looking at them. xx

Lisa said...

Wow you really came up trumps with that cottage, what a find! It's so well furnished.
Thanks for sharing all the photos of the places you visited too, real English history!
Lisa x

OhSoVintage said...

Clever you finding somewhere called that! It looks gorgeous too. Fancy you being at the CL fair the same day as I was - did you buy anything?

Scented Sweetpeas said...

Oohh what a lovely cottage. We live near Bury (about 25 min drive away) and love shopping there and going to the gardens.

Heidi said...

How exciting I could use a getaway like this just perfect!

Primchick said...

Great to 'meet' you yesturday... hope dedham was lovely in the spring sunshine..:o)

Charlotte said...

Hi Lissylou,

Looks like you had a lovely weekend. Thanks for the blog award - sorry for the delay in getting back to you!
I have now put a response post on my blog and passed the award onto some of my favourite blogs.

Charlotte

Charlotte said...

Hi Lissylou,

Looks like you had a marvelous weekend! Thank you for the blog award - sorry for the delay in replying! I've now put a post on my blog about the award and passed it on to some of my favourite blogs.

Charlotte@Cottage in Totteridge