We did not think it was possible, but our second visit to the Inn was even more enchanting than our first. This trip was a surprise for my birthday and I once again, felt transported to an alternate universe. My boyfriend booked the Mayor's House which was completely charming. There are two working fireplaces, one of which is massive, stone-faced, wood-burning and in the bedroom. It was a cool weekend, so we were fortunate to be able to use it the whole stay. There is a luxurious bathroom with a huge walk-in shower and deep-soaking tubs. While the entire cottage is lovely and elegant, the most special aspect of this little cottage is the magical private garden in the back. It was hard to believe that the entire garden was for our private use. It was in this garden, amidst a blanket of surreal pink tulips in full bloom, that my boyfriend proposed to me. We sat in that garden, with birds singing, fountain bubbling, sky blue with a light wind, for a very long time. As a gift, Patrick O'Connell sent us a rare bottle of champagne which we are incredibly grateful for. Our engagement dinner was simply spectacular. The main courses were exquisite, however, the highlight of our meal was a visit from "Faira" the rolling cow who carries the cheese course. This experience is not to be missed. We enjoyed a delightful presentation of the cheeses by a fabulous server and we chose exactly what we preferred. We had 5 cheeses drizzled with honey, quince and raspberry preserves served with apricots and almonds accompanied by a special Madeira wine. We had breakfast delivered to the cottage which was delightful. We are pretty sure it was the best bacon we have ever had in our lives and perhaps the best croissants too. I could not have imagined a more elegant engagement weekend. An evening at the Inn is a rare and unique escape from everyday life. The senses work overtime at the Inn and this memory will absolutely last a lifetime. We extend our whole-hearted thanks to Patrick O'Connell and the entire staff at the Inn for making our visit so extraordinary.
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