My parents live a good six hours away from us so we see them around twice a year, which is a shame but unavoidable. It does give us an excuse now and then though to meet in different places. My mum booked this fantastic Under The Thatch cottage in Cheltenham last week for a long weekend it was perfect for our little family (being only 40 minutes away by train).
I've stayed in a few Under The Thatch places now with my family and they are always a real treat to be in. When Tom first met my dad it was at a trip away with them to a Under The Thatch cottage in Pembrokeshire, the sea was right at the end of our garden and it even had a hot tub! I'd love to go back to that one again with Wilf, perhaps next summer.
We took full advantage of the wonderful garden this house came with on a few gloriously sunny days. When it got too hot the flag stone floors and thick stone walls were perfectly cool.
Wilf of course refused the travel cot and instead stayed up with us each night until we all headed off and slept together as a three. I'm glad we weren't too bothered about strict bedtimes it as it meant we got to spend some quality time with family without taking it in turns to go to bed at 7pm.
My brother and Wilf had great fun running about the place and Wilf got to bath every night in a real roll top bath (on my wish list for my dream bathroom). My parents got the room with the four poster, my sister the one with the wall full of books, my brother the attic and us the on-suite so it was perfect for our family.
If you've never been to an Under The Thatch property I would recommend them! I really love the idea of the gypsy caravans too!