Our Stay at Featherstone Farm

CarolStarred Page By Carol, 17th Dec 2017 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/2t0b8zci/
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Last week we took a 3 day trip to Wolverhampton, it was a mixture of business and pleasure. Read on to find out more about it.

Our stay at Featherstone Farm.

Last Tuesday found us leaving Kent to travel to Wolverhampton for a short break of 3 days. I had done an online booking to stay at Featherstone Farm. We had experienced one day of snow in Kent on Sunday, and now the roads were clear, but during our journey, we found that the Midlands still had icy roads, and quite deep snow.

Our first impression, as we drove through the gates, was a great one. Featherstone Farm is a very impressive building with a wealth of character. There was ample parking, and it was right close to the reception area. Although it was now dark, the snow was glistening, and welcoming lights were on, so we parked the car and went to check in.

Our Hosts

Ron and Blaithin made us welcome from the start. Featherstone Farm boasts of four poster beds, and spacious rooms. It was very clean, the bed was very comfortable, and in spite of the inclement weather conditions, and the fact that it is an old farmhouse with high ceilings, we were always very warm.

Although they don't do an evening meal, there is an Indian Restaurant on site, and on our first night we didn't want to go too far, so we took advantage of it. I love Indian food, but Keith is more conservative, so I had the dish of the day, which was delicious, whilst he enjoyed scampi and chips cooked to perfection. The staff there were very attentive, so I am not surprised that it is an award winning restaurant. It is also historical, as Charles 2nd stayed in the building.

The Dining Room

For me, the most impressive part of Featherstone Farm was the dining room. The tables were laid out beautifully, there was a real fire burning brightly, an ornate tapestry on the wall, and oak beams which gave it such character . It was typical of British architecture, dating back so many centuries, but kept in immaculate condition . No wonder our country is so popular for tourists.

There was also a very big Christmas Tree, the windows looked out onto the grounds which were very picturesque. Although Featherstone Farm Hotel is set in a rural situation, it is also close to other amenities such as pubs, stations, buses, and Wolverhampton itself is not far away.

We opted for a cooked breakfast, and I couldn't fault it at all. The bacon and sausages come from a local farm, it was freshly cooked without grease, and hot when it was brought to us, which I always think is important.

Ron and Blaithin very kindly gave their permission for me to be interviewed about my new book, ONE MOMENT OF MADNESS, set for release next year, and video it in the dining room. We found the whole experience of staying at their lovely farmhouse a great experience, and would highly recommend it. Needless to say, we will be returning to enjoy their good old fashioned hospitality, which you don't always find everywhere today.

My thanks to Youtube for the video, and some of the images are my own, and some are from Wikipedia

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Breakfast, Featherstone Farm, Friendly, Indian Restaurant, Period Features, Snow, Welcoming

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I am a proud mother and grandmother, and an author. I have had 7 books published. My hobbies are walking, swimming, and playing badminton. I try to raise more awareness of autism with my writing.

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author avatar Carol
18th Dec 2017 (#)

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