Monday, August 27, 2012

England part three - Wiltshire

While travelling through England we stopped for the night at the Beckford Arms,
a traditional country pub, run with energy and impeccable taste by husband and wife team Charlie and Chloë

The many personal touches make this such a charming place
The rooms are cosy, simple and stylish, decorated in a palette of neutral colors, with beautiful linens and ultra comfortable beds


Breakfast also included a tray to mix your own Bloody Mary. After spotting my favorite vodka (Finlandia), resistance was futile..

the egg timer's coloured sand seemed to be in full support of the olympic team,
 
and it reminded me of my new Le Laboratoire du Temps..
 
DS's egg turned out absolutely perfect!

The bar

The sitting room

Chloë arrived with an armful of fresh wildflowers in the morning, which were then arranged into tiny milk bottles and distributed throughout the place

She also has a wonderful line of bath and body products (Bramley), of which I have been a fan for years..
 
..so instead of having a new shipment sent to France, I brought a few bottles as a souvenir to take back home

It's been a wonderfully relaxing and comfortable stay, wish we could have spent some more time!


The Beckford Arms
Fonthill Gifford
Tisbury
Wiltshire SP3 6PX
England
Tel: 00 44 (0) 1747 870 385

www.beckfordarms.com

For Chloë's Bramely line, please click here

29 comments:

  1. So light and airy, and utterly charming! Thank you MaiTai, for sharing this gem. The bath products look heavenly, too!

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    1. Hope you'll have the chance to visit one day! All bathrooms feature the full Bramley range, it took me rather a long time to emerge for breakfast!

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  2. It all looks so cozy I would go there in a minute...in fact I am still in search for my september vacation destination:)
    The bloody Mary for breakfast sure keeps your mood up for the rest of the day:D
    This pictures are simply amazing!

    www.chicsicily.blogspot.it

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    1. Glad you enjoyed the post and pics! Have fun planning your September break :-)

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    1. So nice of you to comment, many thanks!

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  4. What a charming place to stay!

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  5. I loved following along on your adventures! So glad to hear you had a nice time Mai :)

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    1. Thank you for the lovely note, dear Katherine. Have been thinking of you.

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  6. Hot and spicy is how I will take my Bloody Mary,thank you, and with Finlandia,please ;) What a perfectly charming inn you chose as a rest stop on your travels! Thanks for the lovely pics along the way! Bloody Mary cheers,MT.
    T xx

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    1. I'll have the same as you, my dear Trudye! Bloody Mary cheers right back, and a happy and beautiful Labor Day weekend! xox

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  7. England´s countryside is so nice! i just realised I haven´t been to England for ages!
    Liebe Grüße aus München :)

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    1. Hope you'll have the chance to visit again one day soon, liebe Fashion Seine! Herzliche Grüsse aus Südfrankreich :-)

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  8. Wow, how do you find these places? We just moved to Surrey but find it a struggle to even find a nice restaurant! It's a lovely place indeed. Will note it down for when we find the time to travel through England. Will be a bit difficult now as we are expecting our first child!!

    Xx, Chantal

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    1. Many congratulations on the wonderful news, my dear Chantal! The BA has been recommended to me, but it is also listed in the Good Pub Guide: http://www.thegoodpubguide.co.uk Wishing you the best of luck for the upcoming happy event!

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    2. Many thanks for the website. I will certainly have a look to see if I can find something as nice near were we live.

      XX,
      Chantal

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  9. Have You seen the hot water bottle! I have not knitted since years, but maybe I should start a trial? The next winter will come soon.
    Kindest regards of Vienna
    Sanne

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    1. Isn't it adorable <3 I haven't knitted in a long time (stopped once DS started to prefer fleeces), but the cute cover is so very tempting.. Good luck!

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  10. Oh, my goodness, that looks so nice! The food looks delicious and I could devour the olives right now, they just look yummy.
    Have to agree with Sanne - the hot water bottle looks good, I like its little knit "coat". Welcome back, dear MaiTai :-)

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    1. Many thanks for the welcome back, dear happyface! So glad you enjoyed the post. The olives were as good as they look!

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  11. Looks lovely. Must check it out some time.

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  12. What a charming and cosy place, my dear MaiTai!!! The bath and body products look lovely and I can almost smell their fresh scent already....
    I will definitely take notice of this great pub. Thank you, dear friend. I wish you a lovely week and send you a very big and warm friendship hug, Manuela







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    1. Welcome back, my dear Manuela! So glad you enjoyed the post, and the glimpse of the Bramely line. The base note is citrus, which is wonderfully fresh. Have a most lovely rest of the week, and a happy weekend ahead! xx

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  13. Such lovely pics again and I'm beginning to wonder, if I like the Brits so much because of their drinking habits. :-) Just joking - although a bloody mary in the morning sounds like a fantastic idea; always champagne is boring anyway. Thehe. hugs from the ldhct - xox, Macs

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    1. Hehe, dear Macs, must come and stay with you! Will guarantee you that I won't get bored having champagne every morning ;-) Hugs to you xx

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  14. Word of warning for those of us in the U.S. as they don't ship our way. Yet. I was told they're working on it.

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    1. Awh, so sorry to hear! Hope they get it sorted out soon..the products are worth the wait, though.

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