Thursday, July 30, 2015

The Old Manor House, Halford

Our first Bed & Breakfast lodging was the Old Manor House, a 16th century house located in Halford, Shipston-on-Stour, Warwickshire on the edge of the Cotswolds with beautiful gardens and a high level of quaintness every direction you looked! Located about an hour and a half from London, it is a mere 7 miles from Stratford-upon-Avon. We spent three nights here and enjoyed a fabulous English breakfast each morning.
 
At one time, these stalls held horses. They have been turned into storage areas now.




This was the 'brew your own tea' setup that was stationed in the hallway outside of our rooms.



 Within walking distance of the B & B was The Halford Pub where we relaxed for the evening. On our stroll back, we found the iconic English Telephone Booth for the obligatory photo op.




















Back at the B & B, what caught my eye was the owner's amazing collection of assorted tea caddies.



 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
These beautiful English treasures were once used to keep the loose leaf tea under lock and key because of the high cost of tea at the time.

6 comments:

Linda @ Friendship Tea said...

This B & B looks like the perfect place for the horse lady in your family.

Bernideen said...

How totally charming!

Steph said...

Lovely! And what a wonderful name: "Shipston-on-Stour, Warwickshire on the edge of the Cotswolds."

relevanttealeaf said...

What a fascinating and charming place to stay. I'm certain those tea caddies were an amazing sight for your eyes to behold. They're beautiful! Was the B & B recommended, or did you find it while researching your trip?

Marilyn Miller said...

The tea caddies are gorgeous. I love the big wood one. The B&B also looks just delightful. You had a spectacular trip.

Lemon Verbena Lady said...

Something for each of you! Pretty special!