Monday, 8 December 2014

A Cottage Mansion is so Much Better than Camping

Ever wish you were living the life of Bruce Wayne or Lara Croft, but you know, without the guns? I'm not ashamed to say that I do, so when my friends asked me to join them on a posh weekend getaway, I couldn't wait to put on my silk pajamas and bathrobe and enjoy a brandy and a cigar.  Of course what I really mean are flannel pajamas, roasted chestnuts and a glass of wine. I'm only pretending to be posh.  You can take the girl out of little Portugal...

A short car ride out of the city and we were at The Rockwood, a 113 acre property that makes you feel like you're totally pimpin'.  In a house that sleeps 15, we also enjoyed an indoor pool, sauna, games room with ping pong, air hockey and Foosball, a dance floor with a disco ball and lots of room to roam around in.  

The Rockwood provides your linens, so you really only have to worry about what you're going to eat and drink on your little weekend getaway.  The house is slightly reminiscent of the set of Dynasty, so maybe you want to go with that as your theme as you dine under the giant chandelier in the lavish dining room.  

We're a lot less sophisticated than that, so we opted for a Nerf gun (ha, we ended up with guns anyway) game of capture the flag followed by a real life game of Clue.  There's also cable, so we didn't have to miss any important sporting events - what a relief! 

We had such a great time, we can't wait to go back.  Maybe warmer weather next time?  We're dying to try that outdoor oven.