I was going to make the title of this post 'The Gardens Of Bath', but for our short break away, we stayed at a rather beautiful house, with a particular garden of it's own, and so the rest can wait for a few days.
Bloomfield House is set on a hill overlooking the city, and is owned and run by Robert and Karen. A wonderful place to relax, it oozes romance both inside and out. Being a gardener, I couldn't resist strolling around the garden a couple of times.
I thought that the lady below was particularly beautiful, and the stone was incredibly smooth to the touch. She welcomes visitors as they approach the front door.
Plenty of time was spent reading in our room. Einaudi was playing, as the large beech tree outside the window was shuddering in the wind outside.
I had chosen 'The Five People You Meet In Heaven', by Mitch Albom. A thought provoking read.
A large round inlaid table, with evidence of planting going on somewhere!
I think that Karen had been busy.
A peaceful and cool place to sit and read.
She looks as though she is hiding from someone.
An ornate stone urn almost hidden from view behind a Ceanothus.
My favourite part of the garden, just by the entrance steps.
Any regrets? Just two. Firstly, we didn't have anywhere near enough time here. Secondly, we didn't get the chance to spend longer talking with Robert and Karen. A very interesting couple indeed!