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Somewhere grown up to stay for a weekend in September?

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desperatehousewife Sat 18-Jun-05 13:49:33

We want to go on a weekend away without the child (only ever done this once in the last 3 years) to celebrate 5th wedding anniversary. In an ideal world (the one where I am very rich and of course very thin and beautiful!) i'd like to go somewhere like Babbington House. However at £185 per night, it's out of the question.

Any ideas of somewhere that feels grown up, chic, decadent that would be a really nice treat but that doesn't cost the earth...??

emily05 Sat 18-Jun-05 13:50:27

ahhhh!! That sort of weekend ah!

desperatehousewife Sat 18-Jun-05 13:52:19

yeah, enough of your smutty thoughts thank you madam. I need ideas of where to stay!

emily05 Sat 18-Jun-05 13:53:43

hehe! what part of the country looking for?

desperatehousewife Sat 18-Jun-05 13:54:34

Im in south east, so not too far away, but I'm easy (so my husband says!!)

emily05 Sat 18-Jun-05 13:59:48

I think that warner holidays are nice. Only for grown ups and you can get deals. here

have been here which was lovely I live in the south east and it wasn't far. They may have a place closer so have a look on the website.

They often have special offers and late deals. will have a think for other places.

desperatehousewife Sat 18-Jun-05 14:01:35

thanks for that.

I quite fancy the idea of staying in a lighthouse. Maybe I should look at National Trust holidays?

LunarSea Sat 18-Jun-05 18:05:58

We like The Mansion House in Poole which is nice, and for your £185 per night (for 2) you'd get dinner in their fab restaurant thrown in, and a bit of change too.

MaloryTowers Sat 18-Jun-05 18:07:28

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ABow Sat 18-Jun-05 19:11:05

I second the Malmaison suggestion. The Hotel de Vin chain is rather nice too.

Chyla Sat 18-Jun-05 19:20:23

If you don't mind travelling to North Yorkshire, within the moors, AmerdaleHouse

I used to work there and it is gorgeous with mouth watering food!!! Pure luxury in gorgeous countryside, but Skipton is just 20 mins drive away.

Chyla Sat 18-Jun-05 19:28:35

Or even, why don't you go to Blackpool? Revisit you're childhood, but stay in the quiet and more upmarket North Shore where you can sit on the rocks and gaze out over the sea. I have stayed at TheNewKent just recently and it was a lovely stay. Only £18 per night too for standard room with a balcony, sea view and sun chairs! I even got a tan lol!

WideWebWitch Sat 18-Jun-05 19:31:15

What about The White Hart at Calne? I haven't been there but the site looks nice. Maybe you could ask if any local mumsnetters know it. Only £57 a night but looks nice.

janeybops Sat 18-Jun-05 19:57:45

Dart Marina Hotel in Dartmouth is nice and they have speials on at different times of the year.

soapbox Sat 18-Jun-05 21:35:07

How about the Isle of Wight? We discovered this little gem of a hotel recently. Lots of nice walking, cream teas and beaches etc locally.

the wellington hotel ventnor

Go for a superior room with balcony - wonderful sea views!

desperatehousewife Sun 19-Jun-05 14:44:28

Thank you so much - white heart and wellington both look fab!

oops Sun 19-Jun-05 14:48:24

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desperatehousewife Sun 19-Jun-05 15:08:11

fantastic oops! Woulnd't mind that outcome myself! Will check out the websites.


jura Sun 19-Jun-05 18:51:15

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oops Sun 19-Jun-05 19:53:12

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aloadoffishyballs Sun 19-Jun-05 19:55:11


ManchesterMomma Sun 19-Jun-05 20:08:29

Wow that Howards House that aloadoffishyballs just posted looks divine!!!

oops Sun 19-Jun-05 20:13:47

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aloadoffishyballs Sun 19-Jun-05 20:26:52

it really is
they dont have a guest list or a table list int he fabbo restaurant
they just KNOW

food great
lots of nice walks and pubs nearby
like somhwhere out of midsommer mysteries but no murder

desperatehousewife Sun 19-Jun-05 21:44:26

oh my god, check out

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