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Away from London for a couple of days. Where to?
Posey · 04/02/2006 20:54
Am hoping to get away for a couple of days with dh and kids, but we can't think where we fancy.
Any suggestions? We don't want a really long journey, up to about 2 hours by car. And not the New Forest as dh's parents live there so we visit a lot.
Also don't mind splashing out a bit as its a special occasion.
mckenzie · 04/02/2006 21:06
depends where you live as to whether this will even feel like you've 'gone away' but some friends have recently recommended The Grove, Chandlers Cross.
It looks lovely and the restaurants have great write ups. The Spa is fab too apparently.
Posey · 05/02/2006 19:57
mandieb - we do the London tourist bit every weekend and love it, so felt like a change!
Davros - quite fancy Suffolk. Only been the once in recentish times (well about 12 years ago!) and stayed in Beccles. Can you recommend anywhere specific?
Davros · 05/02/2006 20:22
Oooer, now you're asking! I've never been WITH children so I'm a bit crap for that. We've stayed often at The Swan in Southwold (yes, I know, Hampstead-by-Sea ). The Swan has "garden rooms" which may be more suitable for children but less characterful. It is lovely and lots of interesting places in reach, NT and EH places plus gorgeous villages and wildlife reserves. Since we started going there's a lot more art gallery and antique shop type places but I don't mind that. Oh, and there's an excellent butcher in Southwold who kills his own meat (apparently!). Snape Maltings nearby too which is touristy but nice. I don't know where else to suggest other than ALdeburgh, there's a couple of big seafront hotels there. Someone else must know a bit more about inland Suffolk.....
Majorca · 05/02/2006 22:36
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