At MirrorMePR, we love the countryside, even in the winter months! (You just have to wear the correct clothes, right?!) So here are a few of our favourite finds and places we would pack our bags in a moment to head off to, and they are all to be found here in the UK!
More familiar with the office for it’s polo as oppose to other events, we are certainly be tempted to pop along to The BIG Winter Country Brocante at Cowdray, West Sussex. In the main tent, you will find the most exquisite interiors, decorative antiques, vintage homeware and furniture. Enjoy workshops, wild wreath making, demos and talks by artisans and designers. In the food tent, there will be a cafe serving winter warmer stews and soups, artisan breads and more. Do we need any more convincing? Errhh nope! 25th – 26th November, we will be there!
Private hot tubs, artisian food hampers and beautiful self-catering cottages and you can bring your pooch?! Yes sounds like our dream weekend away too! Check out Wood Farms Barns in Suffolk which offers luxurious accommodation for dog lovers. This award-winning retreat promises to offer everything you need for a romantic weekend away for two. Alternatively, their cottage for 7 is ideal for a friends or family break. You can tick a box meaning you can take your dog! We know the MirrorMePR canine juniors would love that!
How about a beach walk? Okay, so you need to pick the right weather, but a walk along a beautiful coastline without having to step over hundreds of sunbathing bodies is great for the soul and fun for the kids and dog! We love Herne Bay in Kent. As well as a beautiful sandy beach, there’s a museum and gallery with plenty of fantastic local finds including prehistoric elephant tusks and fossils from local beaches, coastal wildlife and a Barnes Wallis Bouncing Bomb prototype from World War Two! Fish and chips out of the wrapping is also a must!
A good old-fashioned pub with a roaring open fire? Cott Inn is the ideal place! We want to pay this family run pub a visit…it’s got a great food and wine menu and we love the gorgeous accommodation option too, which means we could always make it a weekend trip right?
Okay, so it’s not exactly miles away from the capital, but Richmond Park still offers a slice of the countryside on the capital’s doorstep. We are seriously tempted to book a horse ride around the park after tales from our MD, who used to keep her horse at a yard on the park’s edge; it sounds a great place for a ride out any time of the year but winter, when the tourist numbers are low offers something special for even the most experienced equestrian.