Happy New Year Everyone! I hope you had a magical time celebrating with your family friends!
We were lucky enough to spend two nights away at Orchardleigh Estate in Somerset over New Year with some of our best friends in the whole world. Picture a full weekend of copious amounts of food, drink, music, games and laughter.
Alex and I were the last to arrive at the house and the drive from the road deep into Orchardleigh Estate was like something out of a movie. The fog was thick, there were no lights and we didn’t exactly know where we were going, but knew to look out for a castellated building named Gloucester East – our home for the next two days.
The grade II listed building had ridiculously comfortable beds and beautiful freestanding baths (although the hot water was temperamental – or maybe we just didn’t work out how to use it properly haha).
After an evening of Mexican food and games on the 30th, I felt like we were in a fairytale when we woke up in our very own mini castle on New Year’s Eve. We had an absolutely glorious breakfast (thanks Vicky and co.), before going on a two hour walk around the estate (this did wonders for our step count!). We discovered Orchardleigh House itself and one of the two picturesque churches which reside in the grounds.
We had a fab time dressing up and playing Prosecco Pong (of course) in the lead up to midnight and sung our hearts out with Robbie Williams in the final countdown to 2017.
How did you celebrate the New Year? Have you been to Orchardleigh Estate before? Let me know in the comments!