Monday, September 13, 2010

Quite A Home Away From Home!


                                         

Not your typical Ramada!  This was a 19th Bath stone manor house back in its day.  This was the first stop on my trip to England.  Click on the link for the hotel's website, The Ramada Grange Hotel.   My English Herbal Companion and I stayed here for a couple of days.  It was very relaxing. 


This yew tree is several hundred years old!  What a beautiful specimen it is!


Maybe a caretaker's house on the property.  It was very picturesque.

The walls around the property were very old.  The English Herbal Companion and I thought this was the entrance for the kitchen garden.
Bad photo but we had wildlife visiting a green spotted woodpecker and a rabbit not a hare.  You will just have to take my word that the rabbit was climbing on and around the rumble of the wall in the back.   My English Herbal Companion will hopefully be adding her remarks to my posts when she gets back to Spain where she lives now.  More later!  Beautiful days outside.  Will show you the garden tomorrow.  Two more batches of raspberry jam today!  Talk to you later!


13 comments:

Terra said...

You stayed in a lovely place. The caretaker's house is very charming too.

lemonverbenalady said...

Thanks Terra for stopping by!

academic said...

Excellent read. I like your style...have a good one!/Nice blog! Keep it up!

kitchen garden

Thrup'ny bits said...

You stayed in a beautiful part of the country. Looking forward to reading about the rest of your stay.

Alan

lemonverbenalady said...

Thanks Academic and Thrup'ny bits for stopping by!

seanymph said...

Looks like it was a wonderful trip. Love the pictures. That Yew tree is stunning. I love old trees. I have several Spruce on my one property that are almost 100yrs old. The former owners told me. And one of them is my spirit tree. Never had one before living here.

lemonverbenalady said...

I love old trees as well, seanymph. Thanks for stopping by!

Wendy said...

beautiful spot!

lemonverbenalady said...

Thanks Wendy!

Tufa Girl said...

All I can say is... WOW!

lemonverbenalady said...

It was really beautiful, TG! Thanks for coming by!

comfrey cottages said...

green eyed fairy here Nancy! how enchanting it all is. Glad you had a fab timeXXX

lemonverbenalady said...

Yes, Leslie, I certainly had a wonderful time! Going to share more.