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Our Inspiration for our Suites
Our nine suites are not numbered but named after favorite locations in England. The seven one-bedroom suites have the same furniture and amenities and the furnishings of the two-bedroom suites are quite similar.
The places after which the suites are named have some meaning to us as a family and would be places we would recommend visiting should you be in England.
The Royal horse racing festival is held once a year in this part of Berkshire. The Ascot racing festival is an excuse for the ladies to buy a new hat and the gentleman to wear a very British morning suit – that is if you are in the Royal Enclosure!
A university city, Cambridge is steeped in scholastic and literary history; home to the American Military Cemetery www.abmc.gov/ca.htm. The Kings College Chapel is famous for its architecture and its choir. Many castles and cathedrals are close by including Framlingham Castle and Ely cathedral.
Made famous by Chaucer in his novel “Canterbury Tales”. A town dominated by the Norman cathedral which attracts many visitors each year, just like in medieval times when visitors made the pilgrimage to see the shrine of Thomas Beckett, the Archbishop of Canterbury, who was murdered in his cathedral.
Another great British institution! Henley on Thames, home to the Henley Royal Regatta, held once a year for a week, lots of boat races, champagne and good food. Again, a good excuse for the ladies to buy a new hat and the gentlemen to put on a blazer and tie, Stewards Enclosure is the place to be here!
Also Oxford, The City of Dreaming Spires, is famous the world over for its University and place in history. For over 800 years it has been home to royalty and scholars and since the 9th century, an established town, although people are known to have lived in the area for thousands of years.
The most personal of name choices for us, this is the city where we lived before moving to Lake Geneva. This is an old Roman town dating from the first century AD. Visitors especially enjoy tours of the large Abbey which has been added to many times since its original construction began about 1050 AD.
This is an area we know quite well. It was four years ago we looked at purchasing a B&B in the cute village of Ambleside. Windermere is the largest lake in the UK, one of the lakes that make up the Lake District – a prime vacation spot that has some similarities to Lake Geneva!
Royal town in the County of Berkshire, home to one of the Queen’s residences, Windsor Castle, which sits prominently at the highest point of the town. Windsor is also home to Legoland UK.
A London suburb known world-wide for hosting the Wimbledon Tennis Tournament – the only one of the four Grand Slam events played on grass. Wimbledon, with Ascot and Henley ‘kick off’ the summer social season in England.