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Does anyone know a place / hotel like this one I imagined?

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Handsnotwands Tue 01-Sep-20 21:03:32

It’s like a deep memory that gives me A Feeling but is more likely based on books I read as a child than reality.

It’s a hotel by the coast, a rambling probably Victorian place, big windows, possibly a verandah. Surrounded by gardens, leading down to the beach. bonus points for a monkey puzzle tree but big firs would do. Hidden garden bits would be the cherry on the cake.

Doesn’t need to be fancy. But comfortable. Child friendly but not with “kid stuff” going on.

Genteel and old fashioned but accommodating.

It’s a bit like the one in the Witches but with more mystery 😂

We need a break. I’ve had 4 days off in total since Christmas. The kids have had the shittest lockdown and “school
Holiday”. They’ve never been to a hotel, they really want to go to one, they’re 10 and 8. Easy kids, easily pleased, they like being outdoors and a good pub lunch. I need to chill out. They need some time with me. I want to take them away for a couple of days in October half term. Somewhere comfy and easy.

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SentientAndCognisant Tue 01-Sep-20 21:12:31

You describe it beautifully to the extent I too wish to go
What about national trust cottage bookham

FlibbertyGiblets Tue 01-Sep-20 21:15:29

Oh there's one like that at Ilfracome or similar. I'll put my thinking cap on.

HeronLanyon Tue 01-Sep-20 21:16:24

Sounds like an Agatha Christie adaptation location (before any without any bad stuff obviously). Hmm thinking cap on.

LaurieFairyCake Tue 01-Sep-20 21:16:31

There's one in a Poirot episode EXACTLY like that - I googled it after

Handsnotwands Tue 01-Sep-20 21:17:29

That’s bloody gorgeous, thank you. I’d kind of not considered a cottage becuse I can’t be arsed to make breakfast 😂

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toomanyspiderplants Tue 01-Sep-20 21:19:50

your description made me think of this....only seen it on the telly though

SentientAndCognisant Tue 01-Sep-20 21:20:34

National trust do amazing quirky accommodation
No Wi-Fi though, so keep that in mind

PermanentTemporary Tue 01-Sep-20 21:21:23

Hmm I haven't stayed anywhere like that but if I had huge amounts of money I would stay at Moonfleet Manor

LaurieFairyCake Tue 01-Sep-20 21:21:33

It's not this one as I'm sure the one I saw is on the south coast near Bournemouth

This is burgh island - and it does have a monkey puzzle grin

HeronLanyon Tue 01-Sep-20 21:22:19

The rosevine hotel Cornwall might do it. Porthcurnick beach. ??

CatBatCat Tue 01-Sep-20 21:23:38

Poirot Evil under the Sun. Pity Cove in Devon. No idea if its an actual place but I've always wanted to go there grin

CatBatCat Tue 01-Sep-20 21:23:49


TheFormerPorpentinaScamander Tue 01-Sep-20 21:24:07

You could stay at the one from the witches.

SentientAndCognisant Tue 01-Sep-20 21:26:16

There are cottages,houses but I’d anticipate high demand because of covid
This is cute

DivisionBelles Tue 01-Sep-20 21:26:31

The one in the Witches is the Headland Hotel in Newquay.

SentientAndCognisant Tue 01-Sep-20 21:27:11

That witches hotel is awesome, wow

fruitypancake Tue 01-Sep-20 21:27:13

Moonfleet manor
Chewton Glen ££££
Pig on the beach
Elmers court

Handsnotwands Tue 01-Sep-20 21:27:40

Laurie did you mean to link?

Moonfleet manor looks perfect and taps into my children’s books vibe but no availability in Oct half term. Googling the others

Also THRILLED that I’ve had replies and suggestions - thank you so much 😊

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Firepitnights Tue 01-Sep-20 21:28:23

How about The Beach House overlooking The Needles with a pebbled beach at the foot of the garden, Sandy beaches nearby and The New Forest a mile or so away. Oh, and the Georgian town of Lymington for Saturday morning mooching around the market. Crabbing nearby for the children and you could always pop to Paultons Park (Peppa Pig world) and great rides for older kids too.

Wigeon Tue 01-Sep-20 21:29:22

Fowey Hall Hotel ticks pretty much all your boxes! Went to a wedding there, and stayed there 2 nights - was absolutely lovely.

SentientAndCognisant Tue 01-Sep-20 21:30:03

All the recommendations are stunning, thank you everyone

Handsnotwands Tue 01-Sep-20 21:30:46

You can stay in the witches hotel shockshockshock no availability for Oct but hell I might book for next year

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ShaunaTheSheep Tue 01-Sep-20 21:33:31

Knoll House in Studland

fairydustandpixies Tue 01-Sep-20 21:33:53


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