My husband, son and I are going with my in-laws to visit family in Liverpool next spring for two and a half weeks. We're renting a house in Hoylake.
I predict I will need a vacation from this vacation, so my husband and I are hoping to find a nice country house or B&B to spend a couple of days at, and we could really use some help. This is the sort of place we're looking for:
* Within two hours' drive or so from Hoylake. (Our son will only be 13 months old, so we don't want to drive too far, or else we'll end up with a grumpy baby.)
* A pretty, rural setting, but located near some interesting things -- castles, ruins, etc.
* A place that accepts young children, and that isn't so fancy we'll feel awkward having a baby with us. Affordable is good, too :)