Tigerlilly Quinn: Bailbrook House

Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Bailbrook House


On Friday Tom and I were invited to afternoon tea and an overnight stay at Bailbrook House in Bath. Although we have each seperatly spent a night or two away from Wilf in the past two years this would be the first time we went away together so was very exciting/nerve wracking. I have to admit to having a little wobble that morning and shedding a few tears!

Tom's mum was kind enough to step in as our babysitter, Wilf adores his granny so I felt comforted that although he might be a little confused he would be with someone he knows and loves. I was mainly concerned with how she would cope with the constant night get ups!

We arrived a little after three and were greeted from our taxi with a member of staff asking to take our bags,  I think they were a bit surprised with how light we travel (one vanity case for me and a man bag for Tom, this comes of not being drivers I think). Our bags and coats were taken up to our room whilst we were shown into the tea room and settled down to choose our tea.

A mountain of delicious sandwiches and cakes arrived and although I assured Tom I would have no trouble polishing off my share I have to admit we didn't quite manage to finish it all.

After tea we were totally stuffed so relaxed in our room for a few hours, I was impressed with the coffee machine and selection of magazines on offer as well as the bright and spacious bathroom. We had brought the iPad with us so we managed to watch a few episodes of Fringe on Netflix (we are addicted) whilst we stopped being so full. So rock and roll right? We could have actually hooked it up to the TV as the hotel supplies all cables to connect with tablets etc, we haven't watched TV in two years now and after twenty minutes of looking for something we remembered why we stick to boxsets!

We spent most of the rest of the evening in the bar as we decided we weren't quite hungry enough for a meal in either of the restaurants although the menus looked fantastic. We both ordered a salad, something I usually never do as I never feel it will be satisfying enough, I am pleased to state it was delicious and just the right size. We chatted about all sorts and also of course wondered how Wilf was getting on! It was nice to be able to finish a drink (or two) in peace with no curfew, that being said we were both tucked up in bed by 10.30!

Although we had the opportunity for a full nights sleep we both found ourselves waking at least three or four times, it's just habit now I suppose. We realised around 7am that we couldn't sleep any more (that's what two years of sleep deprivation will do to you) so we both got up and headed down for a yummy breakfast, Bailbrook house is truely beautiful, I even told Tom that this is what it must be like to live in Downton Abbey, ha!

We could have actually taken Wilf along with us as Bailbrook House welcomes children, but we kind of wanted the excuse for a bit of sleep! It was good to hear though that they have a recomended childcare service on hand to book if you do want to bring your kiddos but also have a meal in peace.

We were eager to get back to Wilf after breakfast so after a little wander around the grounds we checked out and headed into Bath. Every time we visit the city we dream about winning the lottery and moving there, one day, one day..

We were back home by 11 and Wilf ran into our arms as soon as we popped our heads round the living room door. He excitedly told us about his time with granny and what they had played with, we are so thankful to her for our night of freedom!

Thank you to Bailbrook House for letting us be guests at your lovely hotel! I hope to be back in the future!

(both my dresses are by Fever London)

we were guests at Bailbrook House but all words and thoughts are my own

29 comments:

Adele Jarrett-Kerr said...

Wow, what a lovely place! Absolutely picturesque! I do the same - wake lots even when I've been away from Talitha. Glad you had such a nice time.

Louise Smith said...

This place looks absolutely amazing! And I love your dresses :D


Louise x


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Loubelle said...

The afternoon tea has set my taste buds a-tingling. It looks like a fabulous place to stay.

Kat Lucas said...

Draculaura

Laura Jayne Bates said...

frankie stein

suzie Heard said...

Love the Furby Boom : )

sarah bootland said...

My daughter would LOVE the Ozbozz Zone Folding Scooter in Pink! Xxx

Mellissa Williams said...

I love your photos you really capture the beauty of this hotel. The afternoon tea looks delicious

New Mum Online said...

Absolutely spectacular. We are yet to have a night away but yours was wow! Liska x

Erica Price said...

Laguna Blue

Jen Schofield said...

Laguna blue

Jess @ Along Came Cherry said...

Wow it looks amazing! I love Bath so much, we are planning to move there after our lottery win too! x

Erika said...

Wow! It looks fabulous and sounds as if you had a lovely time! Very brave of you both too, I am sure it was difficult but at least you now know Wilf is fine with Granny.

AnnieMammasaurus said...

Beautiful photos - sounds like a charming break away. I don't think I've ever had afternoon tea, I must rectify that in 2014. The bed looks so grand too, give the room a really opulent vibe.


I love your dresses too, so pretty - I can see I'm going to have to plan a weekend in Bath in the New Year!

Becky John said...

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clairdownham said...

my son would love teksta blue puppy

Notmyyearoff said...

It looks such a grand place and that high tea looks delicious. Lovely photos too!

Aisha Isabel Ashraf said...

I love it when my husband and I get to play the role of high-falutin', fancy-free grown-up every once in awhile *sigh* Sadly it doesn't happen often - just enough to remind me how grateful I am for my 'real' life as cat-herder, food-provider, compulsive kisser and administrator of rib-crushing squeezes to three amazing kids :-)

Tammy Tudor said...

Draculaura

clairdownham said...

Laguna blue

katrina day-reilly said...

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fritha strickland said...

thanks lovely x

fritha strickland said...

thank you! got to love Fever London! x

fritha strickland said...

it really was x

fritha strickland said...

they really were all so nice! x

fritha strickland said...

good luck with yours (when it comes) I think its worth it although I did miss him! x

fritha strickland said...

great stuff! we can be neighbours in our fancy town houses ;) x

fritha strickland said...

no way! you must! you can't go wrong with lots and lots of little cakes :) x

fritha strickland said...

aww this is such a sweet comment! and yes it does make you appreciate your 'real' life again doesn't it :) x

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