Purley, Surrey a great base to explore London, Brighton and the south east

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Posted by B&B Blogger | Posted in Places to visit | Posted on 27-09-2010

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If you are looking for a good holiday or short break base within easy reach of London’s attractions, Heathrow, Gatwick and the south coast then Purley in Surrey fits the bill perfectly.

Just 35 minutes from Gatwick Airport and 1 hour from Heathrow Airport, Purley in Surrey is also located half an hour from London by train where all the tourist attractions are waiting for you including Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle, Tower Bridge, London Eye, Hampton Court Palace and more. Also beautiful Brighton beaches are only 45 minutes by car (don’t forget to visit Hever Castle on the way!). Purley is within 15 minute driving distance from the Royal Marsden Hospital.

A great place to stay in Purley is Courtland Bed and Breakfast which is a family run business situated in a delightful detached house recently refurbished to a clean and modern standard. Located in a very quiet and residential part of Purley Village, one minute walking distance to a lovely park where you can have a jog in the morning before breakfast.

With luxurious bedrooms each room benefits from views of the charming back garden and terrace and some lovely panoramic views of the surrounding areas. Each room contains, trousers press, tea/coffee making facilities with a varied selection of refreshments, a bottle of water, flat screen TV with digital freeview and a daily complimentary selection of toiletry products, fresh towels and bathrobes also at your disposal throughout your stay. WIFI free internet access.

Lovely Lymington – near the New Forest, in Hampshire, South East England. Stay at Twig End B&B

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Posted by B&B Blogger | Posted in Places to visit | Posted on 17-09-2010

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The pretty town of Lymington in Hampshire is the perfect base for trips to Isle of Wight and for those looking to explore the New Forest National Park.

A busy south coast harbour town, Lymington is famous for its sailing and has hosted many of the big sailing regattas.  For those looking to explore the Isle of Wight there is a car ferry that runs between Lymington and Yarmouth.  Lymington is only a short drive from the New Forest which attracts some 14 million visitors a year to explore the 220 square miles of rural land with its pony’s roaming freely.

Besides the quayside area, Lymington old town is full of quaint cobbled streets, Victorian and Georgian Houses and is a pleasant place to wander. The town has a good rane of shops and pubs.

If you are looking for somewhere to stay in the area, Twig-End bed and breakfast near Lymington, Hampshire provides a perfect base.  A warm, friendly welcome awaits you at this detached house set in half an acre of garden available for guest’s use; there is a pleasant conservatory for your relaxation. The farmland at the rear attracts wildlife; frequently deer and woodpeckers can be seen.

Finest Farnham – Dove House in Surrey

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Posted by B&B Blogger | Posted in Places to visit | Posted on 21-06-2010

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Farnham in Surrey will surprise you! Although it is just an hours drive from London, once you turn in to Farnham you are entering a different world. It is an old English market town with narrow streets lined with some of the finest Georgian architecture in the South East of England with a parish church and castle dating back to the 12th Century.

Farnham has a host of attractions for visitors, and its historic character combines with the best of modern facilities.

With a wealth of tempting opportunities for escaping to the countryside, shopping, eating out, sightseeing, visiting galleries or just sitting in gardens and flower filled yards soaking up the enchanting atmosphere.

If you spend some time walking around the town, especially near the parish church, St Andrews, and the small streets off the main shopping streets, you will find some beautiful buildings with great character.

Farnham – stay at Dove House
Dove House in Farnham specialise in fresh wholefoods, with home made bread and good quality ingredients for  breakfasts. There is always fresh fruit, yoghurt, juice and a choice of cereals, as well as a choice of cooked breakfasts.

Dove House offers two bedrooms – the Lavender room is a single room, and the Olive Room is a double room with a double bed. This room has great views over farmland and hills. They are both attractively decorated and comfortable, with plenty of wardrobe space and storage space for clothes. They have tea/coffee making facilities, with a selection of teas and coffees and home made biscuits. There is a hairdryer and iron and ironing board available for guests.

Broadband Internet access is available to guests at no extra charge.

Dove House is not far from Farnham town centre – about a 10-15 minute walk. Farnham has a good choice of restaurants and pubs where you can get an evening meal, or Ros can provide an evening meal by prior arrangement.

Dove House is ideal for people who are on business, or on courses locally, visiting family and friends, or party and wedding guests, or those just wanting a holiday break to visit the area.

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