Last week myself and the boyfriend took ourselves to Suffolk to celebrate my birthday. I'd come across some beautiful converted barns on Domestic Sluttery last year & decided i'd treat us to a relaxing country break where I could hide away & pretend like I wasn't turning 25!
We stayed at Belle Grove Farm, the love child of Jo & Nick - who after 30 years of running Safari's in Africa moved to Suffolk to create an absolutely beautiful countryside haven. They've built themselves a stunning fairy tale home on the site of the old farm house (complete with its very own dragon on the roof!) & converted the old out-houses into beautifully exotic self catering accommodation which they rent out as holiday homes.
We stayed in the Stable, the smallest of the 5 properties (the largest of which sleeps 8) It was the perfect size for two & had everything we could possibly have needed from a selection of DVD's & board games to a coffee machine & hot water bottles.
This has got to be one of the most beautiful places i've stayed EVER, the detail that went into every aspect of our stay was crazy, there is nothing that Jo & Nick hadn't thought of & we were only too happy to be tucked away in the middle of nowhere in our beautiful stable with the log fire, under floor heating, roll top bath & a bottle of champs.
The fact that it snowed pretty much every day we were there only made the farm even more beautiful, it was like walking out into Narnia every morning with the iced over pond & snow covered trees, it's like Christmas had come again. I could not recommend Belle Grove more highly, it was the most beautiful place to run away to & the perfect first holiday of 2013!