|Hallbottom Farm, Stokenchurch.|
To misquote Forrest, Forrest Gump............... finding accommodation on the internet "is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you are gonna get".
We arrived during a terrible downpour to discover that the house was locked up tight, nobody home but the doggies in the kitchen who were not best pleased to be disturbed.
After waiting 20 minutes for someone to arrive we decided to leave and try and find somewhere else to rest our weary heads. On our way back to the village of Stokenchurch we met another vehicle coming the opposite way, was this our hostess? It was!
|Guest sitting room|
I had originally reserved the Old Kitchen guest room on the ground floor however our hostess offered us the Valley Room on the first floor which had a lovely view of the gardens and which we were more than happy to take instead.
After showing us to our room she served tea in the sitting room and also took our order for an "AGA" cooked breakfast, explaining that it would be her sister serving us the following morning as she, herself, had a "day job" to get to!
We woke to an amazing dawn chorus outside our bedroom window, after a cuppa in bed the Senior Partner went outside to try and capture a shot of a Red Kite which are apparently thriving in this part of Buckinghamshire. Sadly, although he spotted two, they were too high up in the sky for him to get the shot.
We thoroughly enjoyed breakfast, the first of many "Full Englishes" we were to encounter during our trip, it was very good and set us up well for the onward journey.
to be continued....................................