If you know me at all, you know that in another life, I most certainly lived in an English manor house with lush gardens, sheep to groom, and plenty of space to occupy my thoughts—while I wrote classic English literature, obviously. In this life, I will gratefully settle for getting to visit the English Countryside—my own slice of heaven—for three short nights to celebrate my birthday.
From Bath, we drove nine miles to Pensford in Somerset to The Pig near Bath, the perfect counterpoint to our stay at the Gainsborough Bath Spa. With a laid back vibe, The Pig manages to strike the perfect balance between a luxury getaway and affordable, rustic charm. We befriended the farmer’s kitty, who came to wait for us at the edge of the garden that was like something out of Martha Stewart Living, and drank Bloody Marys on the grass, as the deer came to roam at sunset. Though we had been sufficiently pampered the day before, you can book a massage inside one of their adorable Potting Sheds for the full experience.
Whether you come for a meal, or a weekend, I can guarantee it won’t be long enough. Slide on your wellies, and make yourself at home.
The Pig near Bath is my next Stylish Stay.