Monday, 12 April 2010

A Blue Sky Birthday...

We are so lucky to have a number of beautiful English 'country house' hotels nearby & to celebrate the LAB's birthday yesterday, decided to visit Lucknam Park, a luxurious property & a member of the Relais & Chateaux group of hotels, for lunch. They have a michelin starred restaurant 'The Park' but unfortunately it's not open on Sundays so we had to 'slum' it in the Brasserie instead!!! The grounds are magnificent - how about this garden room, complete with wicker furniture and a working fireplace?

The main part of the building is traditional:

Glorious gardens, bursting into life:

Statuary aplenty:

Sweeping driveway:

Attached to the brasserie (where we enjoyed a delicious lunch of local pork, sorry no photo, I was ravenous by the time it arrived and demolished it before even thinking to record the food!) is the Spa...a place of tranquil luxury where I wouldn't mind spending a day or can buy a membership which enables you to use the 'facilities' including the gym, pool, steam room etc. for a mere 2,475 GBP a year (excluding treatments!). After your spa session, you can have your hair done by the resident (very popular, book 6 weeks ahead) hairdresser and meet a friend for lunch in the Brasserie - or book in at the equestrian centre for an afternoon of riding! What a gorgeous place....check it out at


  1. Oh Susie, it looks lovely, sounds like you had a lovely day. I could do with some spa treatment at the moment, so if you need any volunteers to go with you, I would be happy to oblige.

  2. Susie, birthday wishes to LAB and I am with Dash...if volunteers are needed, count me in! Sounds like you had a wonderful weekend. Fingers crossed the weather stays with us. I spend the afternoon wandering around Sloane Square nice to do so without all the layers of winter gear !

  3. Hi Susie - I have been to Lucknam Park, it is indeed beautiful. You must have had a wonderful time. And yes the spa is heaven....LB x

  4. Many belated birthday wishes to LAB = so glad you had a lovely day at Lucknam Park - such a wonderful place and your photographs are beautiful too.... shall we have our hair done there next month??!! x

  5. I would love to go there. Aren't you lucky to live near it..


  6. Susie it sounds wonderful, book me in ASAP!!
    Millie ^_^

  7. Hey Susie
    Sounds like a perfectly relaxing day!!! and such beautiful surrounds how could you not relax... I'll come too next time... what's a few thousand for a plane trip... Happy birthday to LAB... xx Julie