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Searching for Mr. Darcy at Luton Hoo

From: Goodbye Brownies...,

Searching for Mr. Darcy at Luton Hoo

If you’re a woman there’s a 98% probability you’ve read a Jane Austen novel and fancied yourself as Elizabeth Bennet. If you’re a man there’s a 100% probability you’ve cursed Jane Austen under your breath for putting such romantic notions into the minds of women. Not surprisingly, I’m of the first kind and was terribly excited for my spa break weekend at Luton Hoo.

Luton Hoo is a gorgeous estate-turned-hotel that even Mr. Darcy would be proud to call home. The grounds cover over 1,000 acres with a lake, golf course, spa, and gardens. They have a special croquet lawn if you feel like a picnic and wellies on hand if you want to go for a stroll.

The whole experience was just what you would expect. The rooms are a modern day version of a guest room at Mr. Darcy’s house. The food was amazing and they made a special effort to accommodate my food allergies even though I told them there was no need. The massage I received was terribly relaxing and the pool inviting. To top it all off every staff member was pleasant, accommodating and went out of their way to see to our needs. Basically, I was in heaven and that was before I took a stroll around the grounds.

While I didn’t manage to find my own Mr. Darcy on this trip, Luton Hoo was still a peaceful break from the hustle and bustle of London. If you need a bit of fresh air, relaxation and a bit of a daydream just hop on a train headed north. You’re only 45 minutes away.

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