I had a lovely little trip to Hastings at the beginning of the month. I finished work on the Monday, packed my bag and got into the car.  2 hours later we arrived, hidden down a quaint little street our b&b, The Laindons, was the much needed escape I was in search of. Our room, host & breakfast was gorgeous.

Just being by the seaside for even a second is enough to revitalize. But Hastings also has so much going on, we rented bikes and cycled to Cooden Beach and back. With a sneaky little Gelato stop on the way 🍦 We finished the day with a yummy meal at The Crown Pub and a spin at the arcade. 

Before we headed home on the Wednesday, a little spot of shopping was called for 😉 We finished our trip by heading up the cliff train to the top and had a gorgeous stroll. Perfection

We had such a nice time and I felt so rested and relaxed…ready to take on a new weekend of guests 😍

*****

I’m so grateful for all the guests that come to stay at hannah’s. Sometimes I find it hard to self congratulate and tell myself I am doing a good job. So I am always so pleased to be told by my guests, I have had some lovely reviews this month. This one deserves a special mention…

 

Sometimes you love a place because of what or where it is. The fabric and feel of it. Sometimes you love a place because of the way you are looked after. The care and attention to detail. Hannah’s boutique B&B offers you the best of both worlds. And I mean the best.

Set back in its own courtyard, the building has been lovingly restored and there is a great ‘coffee table’ book that can guide you through the restoration. The library is great to relax in with a tea or coffee and to peruse the daily papers available to residents.

On arrival Hannah will take care of bags, parking arrangements if there is a space, settling in, tea, scones, cakes, advice and information to help you maximise your stay.

The rooms have their own charm. I was impressed with the sliding door and the inventive use of copper tubing in the plumbing fixings (see photos!)…I am an engineer after all. But there is attention to detail throughout and the entire place is an aesthetic delight. The bed was super big and super comfy. There are some nice touches of comfort in the room.

The mezzanine ‘boat’ stair (photo) up to the claw feet bath is not for the faint hearted but my pregnant wife was absolutely fine with them.

Breakfast is a delight with a simple but sophisticated and dietarily sympathetic menu, kind on the tummy and the soul. It’s all fresh and tasty. Hannah catered very well for my wife’s gluten intolerance – she is aware of the issues and uses ingredients that are largely ok for gluten free people. I would recommend contacting Hannah in advance if you have any dietary requirements but the food was all home made and delicious.

The tireless attention isn’t overbearing because of the manner of the care – you end up feeling more like you are staying with a dear friend!

Overall our stay was a delight. The place is comfortable and peaceful. Hannah is simply lovely and makes you feel at ease and at home. We would love to stay again!

*****

I am so excited to be hosting the a 3rd yoga retreat with Blossom Yoga on the 27th September…The perfect way to extend the feelings of summer ☀️

Thank you for keeping in touch and reading 😘