"I am excccccessively fond of a cottage." - Jane Austen, Sense and Sensibility.
I must say, so am I. Especially, the cottages in the Cotswolds! The charm, coziness and pure magic made me so happy! If you follow me on Facebook, you will see a video that Jules took of me there. I couldn't get the smile off my face.
This cottage actually went across a road! How cool is that?
Yeah, I could totally live there. :)
I was fascinated by all the tiny architectural details. Like the gutters! Such ornate designs.
The door knockers,
gates to enchanting gardens and
even the cottage name plates sent this architectural geek on a high!
I love the color and the gables on this one.
Townhomes in the US are nowhere near as charming as these next to the river. Of course, I did wonder if they ever flood there. Living near the water I always think about flooding.
Peeking over a gate and spying a knot garden. I have always wanted a knot garden. David's response is always, "Lets 'knot' and say we did." LOL!! Meany :(
This little shop in the village caught my eye.
Any clue why? hee,hee,hee
Of course, the flowers were all perfect.
Next, we headed over to the Manor House.
I must say this place took my breath away as we came up the drive.
We got our workout walking up these steps. At each level there was something incredible to see.
Do you see the gargoyles? Oh my gosh!!!
There were so many paths through the gardens. The stone walls and hedgerows were simply enchanting.
This is one of my most favorite photos from the trip. I love the texture and the colors.
Sallieann treated us to the most lovely afternoon. I treated her and her husband, Mike, to tacos when there were visiting us. Hmmmm... need to step up my game on their next visit. ;)
Here is Beth trying to decide on what tea to have.
We had lovely sandwiches, they even had vegetarian for me and of course, the desserts were exquisite. I will admit that I ate one of everything as they don't do "doggie bags" like we do and I wanted to taste them all. I was on a massive sugar rush the rest of the day. LOL! Beth and I both liked the fruit tart best.
I hope your Sunday has been extra sweet. Thank you for following along with my tales and adventures. I'll see ya back here on Wednesday.
Light, love and hugs,