BUNBUGRAM. MY SUMMER INSTAGRAM #4 - Chepstow in Wales.
Here it is for you a report of our journey through Devon, Wales and Cornwall, with some tips that could inspire you if planning a trip there. We had a great time while there, stunning nature, peaceful places and a weather very much similar to what I imagined when reading "Wuthering Heights". Nothing so much different from the sunny places described by the writer R. Pilcher (I really liked her novels when I was a teenager)!!! And all their novels took place in Cornwall!!! Anyway, we indeed had the time of our life there.
But let's start with some order now. You'll excuse my english language my dear, and the choice not to write in Italian, my dearest italian readers, but it seems to me the best thing to write a report on our english journey in English, don't you?
We couldn't miss a short visit of Wales during the trip, even if just for a night. There are two stunning bridges overcoming the narrow (about 3 km) bay between England and Wales, and the wonderful sight you have crossing them is worth the travel.
We chose not to stay in Cardiff (Mr. B had already been there and wasn't too much impressed by the town). So we headed north, at Chepstow, in the middle of the countryside (there's a lovely castle you can visit there, one of the best conserved in Wales).
There's a wonderful Golf Resort there, built around an ancient castle, which is now managed by the Marriott hotel company. It's a huge place, one of the loveliest I've ever been. There are rooms right into the castle (where the main hall, the dining places, and meeting rooms are), other in the courtyard, other cottages outside it and other again right on the little lake they have (yes, they do also have a little lake...).
You also have swimming pool and spa facilities, if you like.
We were into the courtyard, surrounded by lovely flowerbeds; all rooms and cottages here were named after a flower's name.
|The Freesia room at the St. Pierre Golf Resort Hotel|
|Lovely sky on our way to Wales|
|Crossing the bridge to Wales!|
|The hotel, once a castle, owned a Chapel and a Cemetery... What a lovely and romantic atmosphere...|
|View of the hotel's hall entrance and the Chapel by our room|
|The hotel's courtyard|
|A lovely Welsh dinner at the Groes Wen Inn in Chepstow|
|The lane to the cottages|
|One of the green|
|I was wearing: GAP shorts; PETIT BATEAU striped t-shirt; PULL&BEAR denim jacket; KEDS shoes|
|A view of the courtyard cottages|