A stay with The Swan at Lavenham, Suffolk

Nestled neatly into the Suffolk countryside is the little town of Lavenham. A beautiful place that time has forgotten, giving its visitors a peep into a past that has been long since gone.

With quant, quiet streets and wooden houses, Lavenham has a charming character that feels other worldly yet somewhere you wish to belong.

In the centre of this medieval village sits a stunning 15th century building called The Swan at Lavenham. A hotel, restaurant and famous wedding venue, the Swan, was the perfect setting for me and Gary to escape for a weekend and enjoy some well needed R&R.

After a short drive from Essex, we arrived at the hotel, checked in and dropped off our bags to our beautiful room. I actually had a relaxing massage booked so we hung out at the bar and enjoyed a yummy sandwich and some drinks before my appointment.

It was nice just to sit there and relax and unwind. We rarely get to do it with our busy jobs and doing our house up so it was a rare treat and (almost weird) to just sit and eat our lunch.

Once we were finished I left Gary in our room and headed to the onsite spa.

Sited behind the hotel, The Weavers’ House Spa had a lovely and relaxing environment which smoothed me as soon as I walked in. With a modern yet luxury interior, it was nice to have this pampering treat booked up so I could fully switch off for our weekend away.

I opted for a drift away massage which sounded like a dream to me and after dealing with a pulled gluteal for a few months, I was hoping the massage would help as well as release some tension build up I had.

After a consultation and a discussion about my gluteal(it’s always good to discuss these things prior), I laid back and relaxed into my massage which felt so calming instantly.

After my hours treatment, I was literally ready to drift off to sleep so I sat quietly in one of the relaxing rooms they had and enjoyed herbal tea and read a magazine. Again, it was so nice to just sit and unwind but I couldn’t stay too long as we had a table booked that evening in the hotel’s Gallery Restaurant.

My Outfit I wore for Dinner…

Jacket – Primark, Top – Zara, Skirt – ASOS and Bag – Zara.

Located in the heart of the hotel, the restaurant is really breathtaking when you first walk in and with the exposed beams, crisp white tablecloths and smart waiters, me and Gary knew we were both in for a delightful dinner.

After scanning the menu, I ordered the Asparagus with duck egg and parmesan for a starter and the beef with mushrooms and foie gras potatoes. The beef was cooked to perfection, showing off its lovely red centre and my dessert made up of chocolate textures(think of a very cold Aero), was just magnificent and it left me wanting more and more!

After our bellies were full and we were a little merry (I think it’s allowed sometimes), we headed off to our room to dream of desserts and baileys and think about what we wanted for breakie as I wanted to have it in our room for a change.

Our room was just fabulous. It had all the classic traits you would expect of a traditional building but was so comfortable and cozy. I was gutted we only got one night there but it was a lovely room to experience and our bed was just divine!

 As I always love having breakfast in bed when we are away, the next morning we had room service and tucked into a delightful feast of eggs, bacon, salmon and pastries.  It was a nice change and it was a great end to our wonderful stay at The Swan at Lavenham.

PJ’s – Primark

As the older we get and the more our life evolves, I think places like The Swan are so important. Set in the perfect location, the hotel is ideal if you want a restful break and to reconnect with a loved one.

 I think we will definitely be going back sometime soon.


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