Monday, 6 May 2013

Limestone at Lulworth Cove

Our long awaited big move has finally crept up. I decided a few months ago that I wanted to head down to the English Coast for one last time for a little break. What better way to spend some time with the mother in law and get to enjoy the sunshine that is so rare here. We did a 2 day road trip down to Cornwall first for a night and then over to Lulworth Cove for the next.

Lucky for us, Ed and Dasha (a couple that have become such good friends of ours recently) bought and refurbished a gorgeous little 10 bedroom hotel. We planned this out so we could see their hard work and get to have a little time with them as well. So this is my unbiased opinion about their hotel, I honestly fell inlove with it. Not only just because they are our friends!!!

So here it goes: Limestone a la Stephanie.....

You pull up into the parking lot to find every room has its own parking space. Then you trek on up the hill to get to the actual hotel (no worries it is not steep, and is definitely wheelchair friendly). The view from the front is unreal. It feels like two worlds have merged together to create a modern ancient one. Thatched roofs and rolling hills with cows and crops line the horizon. There are chairs and small tables lined up so guests can enjoy the lush scenery ::good weather permitting:: 

The beautiful.

I just instantly fell in love with this place. The true beauty, however, lies inside! Dasha, the brains behind the decorating, went above and beyond to make this place as unique as possible. With rooms of all different themes, with antique rare pieces hanging on the walls, to a really Bible that she stumbled upon! You can easily spend a good while walking around getting lost in the random finds all around.

We got the pleasure of choosing our room. Of course Doug being Doug chose the Suite. The Seaside Suite.

It was so spacious, bright, and light. It made you feel so relaxed and happy. We just absolutely loved it. If you are lucky enough to have a sunny day, the light shines so brightly through the bay window. Its almost heaven like (how i imagine Heaven would feel like hehe)

This one is the Stable room. Just so lovely. I didn't get pics of the other rooms but you get the idea!

Next up is the Bar area.....this was by far the cutest idea we have seen. An Honesty Bar!!! 

A gorgeous Leather book sits on the top of the bar where the guests help themselves to a fully stocked bar and "honestly" write down what they have had. The staff then add it to your bill at the end of your stay. This hotel seems like the kind of place that would attract honest people who wouldn't abuse of this privilege. It was such a great little thing and we absolutely loved helping ourselves.

Rum and Coke for Mrs. Viney.

After our 'self poured' welcome drinks we decided to take a stroll down to the cove for some lunch and ice creams. (It is only around a 5-10 min walk!)

Mum enjoying her Mr. Whippy

The gorgeous Lulworth Cove

We spotted a Speed Boat ride and Doug, Mick and I decided to go for it!! Mum stayed back and enjoyed the sun and ice cream.

It was a blast to say the least. The ride was 15 minutes long, which was plenty of time because that breeze was way too chilly for my liking!

We went back to the hotel after spending a few hours down by the cove. We took a nap...because we could =)and in the later evening Edward and Dasha joined us for dinner in the Hotel restaurant.

Their chef is amazing! He is a perfectionist in the kitchen, and for a small little restaurant you get some fantastic dishes.

Local Scallops:

Goats cheese tart: If there is goats cheese on a menu I will 99% of the  time go with it!!



Dash and I with Barbados.


This is that old Bible I mentioned earlier. So cool!!!

After our great dinner we got to bed early and woke up to a full breakfast. You can have the cold stuff, or you can order from the kitchen.

So overall, we left Limestone feeling all bubbly and happy and well rested. The room prices are around 140-160 for the suites, 140 for the superior, and 100 for the standard room. 


1 comment:

  1. Having just stayed 4 nights at Limestone I read your Blog with interest which is an excellent and true reflection I believe of Limestone and exactly our feelings entirely. Dasha & Edward have truly made it their own & we will definitely return. Good luck on your travels. Liz & Roger and Dotty the dog x