When my husband and I got to deliver a wedding cake to Malpils Manor back in March I never dreamed I myself would get to be there celebrating our own marriage.
This Christmas we celebrated 10 years of married life and though I knew my husband was planning a surprise, I had no idea where.
He told me I had to bring fancy clothing; and not knowing how fancy I took 4 dresses with me for our overnight mini vacation.
The older 3 kids were taken to a friend’s home and we headed out for lunch with the baby and made our way to our destination which was for me still unknown. I had a few ideas- but was very surprised when we meandered our way through the countryside to end up arriving at the manor from the back. Smart man- I would have known much early had he driven familiar roads.
The whole experience at the manor was like stepping into a fairytale movie for me. I felt so special, and pampered by my husband.
Our room was so elegant, and luxurious!The whole manor is beautiful boasting a large collection of paintings which we were allowed to admire at leisure. (The blanket is a bit rumpled since I didn’t make as nicely as they did and forgot to take a photo the first evening).
The whole place was so quiet- I felt like they were open for us exclusively, which as it turns out was almost true. But not quite. . but they aren’t usually open Mondays 🙂
After we had looked at the paintings and taken a walk to get our baby to sleep I dressed for dinner. I was glad I had brought an evening dress along.
We had a fantastic dinner, with a very courteous waiter. I chose the pheasant, which was scrumptious! We also were brought some delightful bread, and this sampler of various tastes- compliments of the chef.
We throughly enjoyed our dinner- and despite being full we wanted to taste their homemade icecream, delicious!
The next morning we awoke to snow- which made our morning so much more special since it 1000x times better than mud.
Breakfast was beautifully laid, generous and very delightful! Since a wedding was to take place later in the day there were alot more people buzzing about which made the quiet evening prior that much more memorable!
We had a lovely walk around the premises outside with out baby in the pram while enjoying the snow and taking photos.
I highly recommend Malpils Manor if you are looking for a romantic place to spend a weekend, or celebrate your special occasion.
The food was fantastic. 5 stars
The atmosphere enchanting. 5 stars
The service also was top notch for us! 5 stars
The romantic package is a lovely way to spoil your parter, complete with candles to light in their elegant rooms, and a fruit tray with sparkling wine later in the evening. I don’t know if all of their rooms are equally lovely, but ours was magnificent!
Perhaps I am overly generous in my praise- but you should go ahead and check it out for yourself. I went a way feeling like I had stepped into a romantic movie, only this time I was the one in it, not the one watching it.
5 stars for my husband for spoiling me and reminding me he can be romantic, even 4 kids and 10 years in married life!