Fantasy Bed & Breakfast

We were disappointed when we arrived at our pre-booked B&B in what appeared to be a small suburban area rather than the village location we expected. Our mood was not helped by how quickly we perceived that the place was neither a “bungalow” nor a “farm” as it’s name had aspiringly suggested. We made our excuses and left, preferring to drive around for hours in the darkening evening to find somewhere else – which in the end turned out to be our own home.

If we decide to turn said home into a B&B, we clearly have free rein to call it whatever we wish. I like “Sea View”, quaintly aspiring in the heart of landlocked Northamptonshire. Other possibilities include “The Old Granary” [we have a wooden bread bin] and “The Old Rectory” [there is a bible and prayer book somewhere].

Full English Breakfast (we will buy cheap cereals and put in branded boxes- similarly with the jams and sauces). Lots of lacey things and knitted covers for the spare bog rolls (sorry, toilet tissues). Rates on request – why not book your luxury weekend away from it all right now?!

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