My Happy places

On this page I wanted to share some of my favourite places, be it cafes, stores, galleries or gardens, my 'happy' places.

First on the list is the gardens at Coton Manor, www.cotonmanor.co.uk

Open from April until October, this privately owned garden is one of my favourites.  Each season is charming in its own right due to careful planning of the attractive and colourful borders and terraces.

There is also a very good nursery on site selling a wide selection of home grown plants, plus a charming cafe in the old stableyard which serves tea, cake and light lunches.

 

A place which I regulary visit is The Garden Barn, just outside Cotesbach, www.gardenbarn.co.uk

This is such a quirky and unusual emporium, it describes itself as "A mesmerizingly theatrical shopping experience featuring an immense and inspiring collection of covetable surprises, with floor to ceiling displays showcasing unique little gems & larger original pieces".  It also has a relaxing cafe with a vintage vibe which serves delicious home made cake, and if that wasn't enough to tempt you, it stocks Olive & Belle cards too.

Last but certainly not least, two lovely places.

Fosse House Gallery can be found in Dunchurch, www.fossehousegallery.co.uk which displays a fabulous collection of prints, original artworks, ceramics, jewellry & gifts.  An inspiring creative space!

Velvet Home Interiors, based in Lutterworth www.velvethomeinteriors.co.uk.  An inspirational lifestyle store, where beautiful home accessories, retro & contemporary furniture, home styling and interior design can be found in a relaxed and friendly environment.  Lush!