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Le Moulin du Roc : Luxury Fairytale Hotel & Place We Got Engaged!

I have always been a huge fan of Disney. So it should come as no surprise to me that at 30 years old I still choose to watch disney films in my spare time. I am not ashamed to admit it. I love a fairytale. So lucky for me, I got engaged in the most fairytale hotel on the planet, and I don’t think any other luxury hotel can ever compare.

In the summer of 2015, Lee and I had planned a return trip to France. This time focusing on the South of France. We were to attend a wedding in Bordeaux and then travel across to Lyon while stopping off and visiting areas along the way. One of our stop offs was in Champagnac-de-Belair, Dordogne, and it would end up being one of the most important moments of my life.

Le Moulin du Roc : Luxury Fairytale Hotel

Le Moulin du Roc : Luxury Fairytale Hotel

I didn’t know much about where we were going. I had seen a quick photo of the hotel Lee had booked and thought it was nice. However nothing prepared me for just how nice it was.

When you arrive at the hotel, The exterior doesn’t give much away. The beautiful grounds are well hidden from the outside. It is only once you step inside and are escorted to your room that you are made aware of its magical atmosphere.

Le Moulin du Roc : Luxury Fairytale Hotel

Fine Dining & Infinity Pool

Private Tennis Courts, Infinity Pool and A Michelin Star Restaurant, it was a perfect getaway for our 1 night stay. We explored the gardens and grounds, laid by the pool and enjoyed a 3 course Michelin Star Menu. I was 6 weeks pregnant at this point and was gutted to not be able to enjoy the wine and cheeses of France at this Luxury Restaurant. However the staff were very accommodating and made me a non alcoholic cocktail and helped me choose the best dishes on the menu. ( for all you Mauvaises langues, Lee had already asked my stepdad for my hand in Australia months before and he had planned this trip before I was pregnant)

Le Moulin du Roc : Luxury Fairytale Hotel

After our amazing meal on the terrace next to the lake, we went up to our hotel room. I jumped straight into my pyjamas as soon as I got to the room. Only to have Lee tell me to get dressed again. He wanted to sit and take photos on the balcony. The real reason of course was that he was going to propose. So me sitting in my grandma pyjamas would have taken the magic away just a bit! Oops!

The next day we had a beautiful romantic breakfast on the terrace before setting off to Lyon. We were buzzing from our big news and couldn’t wait to tell all of friends and family!

If you are looking to feel like you are part of a Disney film. Then Moulin Du Roc is definitely the place for you. It is hands down the best hotel we have ever stayed in. To book the hotel and read all the amazing reviewvisit Le Moulin Du ROC.

Le Moulin du Roc : Luxury Fairytale Hotel

Are you getting engaged or planning a wedding? Then check out my post of my 5 things I learnt while planning a wedding 

 

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Couples Weekend in Gleneagles 5 Star Luxury Resort

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We are back after spending 2 nights at Gleneagles Hotel Resort in Perthshire and it was amazing. As new parents we desperately needed a bit of alone time and this weekend was perfect. ( Click here to check out my post on some of the dumbest arguments we have had since becoming parents). When my partner told me that he had a deal for us to spend 2 nights at Gleneagles, I wasn’t really fussed. All I knew was that Gleneagles was a golfing resort which didn’t really appeal to me at all. It wasn’t until we arrived that my jaw hit the ground.

To say this place is lovely is an understatement. It is very traditionally old Scottish and the large grounds are spectacular. Not only is this hotel known for its golf course, but it also houses some of the country’s finest chefs such as Andrew Fairlie as well as a number of activities suited for everyone.

When you arrive at the Hotel you are greeted with bagpipes making you really soak in the Scottish culture. The decor is traditional chic keeping it classy and cosy at the same time.

Weekend in Gleneagles Weekend in Gleneagles

Lee had booked himself in to play golf all morning, so I took the opportunity to explore the hotel. I was impressed to find a little shopping arcade with quaint little boutiques to buy souvenirs, clothes and jewellery as well as a nail bar! As I worked my way further into the hotel, it felt like Gleneagles was a little village in itself.

There was a little brasserie with a small indoor terrace and a little french café where you could sit and have a coffee and croissant. Further on you had 2 indoor pools, one reserved for adults only with steam room, sauna and jacuzzi. Then you had a small but lovely heated outdoor pool as well as a fitness club.Weekend in Gleneagles

Weekend in GleneaglesThe Brasserie : The indoor terrace was just lovely!

Weekend in GleneaglesCoffee and Cake anyone?

After exploring I spent the morning at the gym and then tucked into the best breakfast buffet I have ever seen. Full Scottish Breakfast as well as a Pancake stand, Cheese and cold meat stand, Fruit Stand, and Cereal and baked goods stand. If wasn’t getting married in 9 weeks I would have spent the whole morning eating!

Weekend in Gleneagles

In the Afternoon I met up with Lee to explore the grounds and have a look at this world famous golf course and views. I got a few quick snaps before it started to bucket down with rain. So we headed inside to chill at the pool.

Weekend in Gleneagles

Weekend in Gleneagles

Weekend in Gleneagles

Weekend in Gleneagles

Gleneagles houses 5 different restaurants and 3 different bars. We were lucky enough to get a reservation at the Andrew Fairlie 2 Michelin Star restaurant to try their 10 course degustation menu. The entire staff were so lovely and really made you feel welcome. Unlike other posh establishments that sometimes make you feel like you are worthless. The staff at Andrew Fairly were very warm and informative. The food presentation was like artwork, it felt a shame to eat it but I am glad we did. It was absolutely delicious!

Weekend in Gleneagles Weekend in Gleneagles

On the Sunday we filled our bellies (again) at the breakfast buffet and then took a long walk around the grounds before taking off back home to join our little cherub.

I would definitely recommend staying at the Gleneagles hotel if you are looking for a Luxurious Romantic Getaway with your partner or with your family. There are heaps of child friendly activities to do and we saw lots of families enjoying the resort with their kids. Beware, it can get expensive and make sure you check your bill when you leave. We were overcharged £300! Thankfully we checked before paying.

Check out Gleneagles Resort at www.gleneagles.com

 

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