I was ambling along with the pushchair to the supermarket last week and three loud, noisy sirens whizzed by in the space of a matter of minutes. Angry drivers were blasting their horns at the busy junction near our house and the person in front of me was smoking, wafting smoke into mine and my baby's face. The signs were all there, it was time to escape London for a few days. We wanted a family night away, not too far away but with space to have a good walk, maybe a swim, a nice meal and most importantly fresh air. Warren House is close to Kingston but tucked away down a quiet lane and we booked in for a special dinner, bed and breakfast rate.
It may have been all of 20 minutes from our home but we managed a lovely stroll through the well-kept gardens on the most beautiful sunny day so far this year. We enjoyed a family splash in the pool, a two-course delicious à la carte dinner with chilled wine and treated ourselves to breakfast in our room (which had a balcony and a great view).
Our baby may have woken us at 3am (typical!) but getting away (even for a night) was just the break we needed and, best of all, there was no long car journey home. We can't wait to return.