Today was a rest day and we were able to enjoy a little extra sleep. Then, after that pleasant rest, we took the time to explore the lovely, antique filled, Georgian home, Church House , which was now our B&B for the night. Interestingly, old family pictures on a family-room wall revealed that our host and my husband may have shared ancestors.
The following morning was spent exploring the village of Kington. We watched a few minutes of a “breathtaking” lawn bowling match. St. Mary’s Church, originally built in the 12th century, was well worth the visit. The chapel had an effigy of a Sir Thomas Vaughan and his wife, Ellen the Terrible, who apparently received the title when she rampaged through the town, revenging the murder of her brother.
Further in town we found the old market square and row houses which had been occupied for over a thousand years.
We stopped for lunch at Hergest Gardens and Tea Rooms with its splendid array of trees, bushes and flowers.
Our tour through the kitchen garden, the park wood and the home on the property was most pleasant.
Before finally returning to our Georgian B&B, we found it quite necessary to return to the Hergest Croft Garden’s patio for afternoon tea, including their delicious tea and cakes! Then, at the end of this relaxing day, we were again ready to tackle the next day’s challenges!