I called to check availability for Thurs 10th September during the morning and found, to my surprise, that there was room at the inn for me and, having stayed with Jenny and Richard once two years before, my heart sang!! These people really know how to look after you.
Being one of those odd balls who arrive after 11.00 pm, I was releived to find my room ready and waiting, the light left on and all exactly as I expected.
In the morning, a beautiful Breakfast with Jenny and Richard, as much tea or coffee as I could manage and then a walk around their georgeous garden with their little dog, who happily posed for my camera but eventually walked off in a huff as the results were less than pleasing due to my lack of skill, not her lack of patience.
This was the weekend when Beaulieu goes completely bonkers and hosts the Classic Auto Jumble, so I was in for a real treat. Whilst playing with my camera in the garden, I was delighted to discover a trailer laden with 2 superb classic MG's parked up outside. The owner was checking on the availability of a room and so I started snapping with my Canon 40D!! What a bonus!
You see, the cottage is just so pretty that people driving along the little lane can not stop themselves from pulling over to check it out. Once inside, it gets even better and then coupled with the friendly and helpful nature of it's owners, it isn't difficult to see why Ryehill Cottage does so exceedingly well. My first stay here was in April 2006 with my 94 year old Mother. We visited the Exbury Gardens for the Spring colour, Rhododendrons etc., and were thoroughly spoiled by Richard and Jenny who made our stay so wonderfully special. That was the last time that Mum was well enough to be out in my car and I am just so thankful that we were able to spend this time together in such an absolutely heavenly place.
With Thanks to both Richard and Jenny for their many kindnesses.
- Also Known As:
- Ryehill Cottage Beaulieu, New Forest