Life | Ox Pasture Hall Hotel Scarborough
As soon as we arrived - almost an hour early I might add - we were whisked off to tea in the lounge (my dream living room) with a wood burner my Dad would envy whilst the room was readied. It screamed cosy country chic and I just wished I'd bought a good book and a pair of slippers!
Ours was one of their Luxury Suites containing an en suite complete with shower and separate bath tub, a King Size bed, two large TVs, a sofa, a coffee table, desk, wardrobe... it felt amazingly homely and really grand at the same time with this water feature in the courtyard just outside. After letting us settle in we were called letting us choose our time for our afternoon tea and dinner that evening. Better sooner rather than later...
A matter of thirty minutes later we were back in the lounge for tea. Since my stay I have decided that Afternoon Tea is my favourite meal of the day, cute corner cut sandwiches, delicious warm scones with a jam and clotted cream of course, and a selection of cakes to die for - all served in style! It was absolutely delicious - but I don't think we managed to finish a meal the entire of our stay which was a shame because the food was all wonderfully prepared and presented and tasted absolutely amazing!
I still think may have had something to do with the unlimited amount of tea and coffee that kept appearing every time we stepped into the lounge...
After a marathon of Storage Hunters on the tele (don't judge...) in the evening we were wined - with Prosecco - and dined - a Pea Puree Palette Cleanser, Home made Tomato Soup, Strawberry Coolie, Vegetarian Lasagna and Raspberry and Vanilla Tea (after I was far too full for desert!). It was beautiful and sophisticated, we had a wonderful server and the whole evening felt entirely too grown up for me to deal with as I'm used to standing on the other side of the table!
Thankfully there was a ginormous shower head and boat-sized bath to amuse me once we called it a night due to our full bellies and the start of a new lifetime ambition - I want that bath tub! Followed by a couple of hot chocolates and a serious TV marathon before heading off to get lost in the king size bed. I slept so well!
Breakfast was as yummy as ever - Full English accompanied by more tea of course! - and I even managed to stomach my first taste of Black Pudding which was surprisingly scrummy. But once again the plates sadly remained uncleared - and I tried my very best, let me tell you!
It was then off for a walk in the ample grounds before heading home. The weather was awful - it poured the entire time - but I didn't care because the scenery was beautiful. We headed to the woods and got these gorgeous views on top of the hill - I'd love to go back in the summer! And knowing that you can get married here too... I couldn't imagine more of a fairy tale setting!
A HUGE thank you to the team for allowing me to stay for an incredible weekend - I hope to see you again soon!