Dh and I have been on an emotional roller coaster recently and we could do with some time to ourselves to simply talk etc etc. My in-laws have very lovingly offered to look after the kids for a weekend to allow us time together. They live in Stoke-by-Clare just over the Suffolk/Essex border. This will be the first time our elder daughter (5 years) will have stayed with them and the first time our younger daughter (19 months) will have spent a night without us. Therefore I don't want to travel too far away just in case. So I'm looking for a bloody nice hotel about 30 mins to 1.5 hours drive away that really know how to pamper two very highly stressed out/worn out people.
the swan or the crown in southwold?
or the victoria, at holkham in norfolk?
i've eaten -- not stayed -- at the first two, and they're great. the swan is a bit more posh.
not been to the victoria, but long to.
what lovely inlaws.