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Breaking the boredom.

waddy

By waddy

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Getting rather bored a couple of weeks ago, my OH suggested a couple of days away to break the monotony. Looking on the internet we found a great priced place, just outside Scarborough. I though some of you might like to come along and see what we got up to.


This is Wrea Head Hall Country House Hotel

Built in 1881 as the home of Mr Ellis MP. It’s had a checkered past.

It is now once again privately owned and the present owners are trying to restore it to its former glory.

It’s set in over 250 acres..much of which has long since been built on, but some of the gardens still remain.

Our room was one of the more modest rooms available, but very pretty nevertheless.

Following a hearty breakfast and despite the bitter cold we set off to visit the coast. These lovely chaps were enjoying their breakfast as we drove past, so we stopped to say ‘Good morning’

The coastal inlet at Flamborough may have looked peaceful, but the wind skinned your face.

The Lighthouse still looks out to sea, but today is of course automatic.

We then turned inland and traveled to Brigg, where we visited Brigg Garden Centre.


With so much to tempt any gardener, it’s hardly surprising I succumbed. I ended up with a beautiful Hellebore Niger and a tray of Primroses 7 for £10.00. We also had a tasty lunch in the vast restaurant.
A great break. Thanks for joining us. Hope you enjoyed it too.

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That looks a lovely place to stay..and a nice break..I love Brigg Garden centre..and the Restaurant we always detour enroute to friends in Mablethorpe..just in time for lunch :o) Glad you managed to succumb to temptation with your new plants..what a surprise ! Lol...

3 Mar, 2013

 

Brilliant garden centre.....great blog!

3 Mar, 2013

 

The hotel looks very impressive and the garden centre looks full of temptations! Fab coastline too. Thanks for sharing your pics:)

3 Mar, 2013

 

More lovely hellebores - how can anyone resist, especially when in holiday mood! A grand break, you lucky thing.

3 Mar, 2013

 

A holiday isn't a holiday without a visit to a garden centre !
I'm pleased you enjoyed your break :o)

3 Mar, 2013

 

Lovely break, beautiful building. I go to Brigg GC quite a bit, the restaurant is quite special there. Lovely to see it on GoY. A couple of winters ago they had a lot of damage done by the heavy snow on the roof of the plant house, it has all been done over and cleared up again, looking good. Well worth a visit. :O)

3 Mar, 2013

 

The east coast is Very Bracing........

really makes you feel alive and blows the cobwebs away as mum used to say.......

The GC looks nice, mut look it up on the map......

4 Mar, 2013

 

You're so right Pamg, but my fav coastline, I hate the west coast (apologies to those of you who might live there.)

Oliveoil I'd no idea you lived anywhere near there. Would you be interested in meeting up over this way in April with some other GoY members?

Thank you Hywel. My OH knows to always include a visit to a GC, wherever we are lol!

Steragram; I'm hoping to have better luck with this one. In the past I've not been very successful growing them. I've put this one in a pot...so fingers crossed.

Thank you Paul and Louisa.

Bloomer I'd no idea you knew about this place when we were chatting the other day.

4 Mar, 2013

 

I thought I had mentioned that we knew it, Waddy,although I don't think I said we had been,to be fair..probably we were too busy eating ! Lol.

4 Mar, 2013

 

:o)

4 Mar, 2013

 

Once the weather is nice would love to meet up somewhere in between, I live in Lincolnshire, well just. Brigg isn't far from us.

4 Mar, 2013

 

Very nice Waddy, I bet that has done you both a power of good, my brother lives near Scarborough so do visit most years and always think its lovely around there, I hate to go away and not bring myself a little something back for the garden so its always good to hear of a good GC near where we are.....

4 Mar, 2013

 

A lovely change of scene for you both. There is a lot to be said for it especially as the long winter comes to an end. I too love the garden centre and would not have been able to resist a small momento at least!

4 Mar, 2013

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