Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Cottage Le Clos de la Rose

I thought I could show you where we stayed a few nights in a special  B&B, at Rose Cottage.
In a quiet hamlet, surrounded by countryside this was a wonderful place to spend a few nights.
The beauty of staying in a B&B, you can experience the genuine warmth and friendliness of the people. It was fun living in a French home and you do not get that staying in a hotel. Also great to talk with the owners and learn so much about the area.

 Every night there would always be a big roaring fire to keep the house warm and the glow of candles everywhere made for a wonderful ambience.

Tucked away in the country, this is an excellent place to visit, one hour from Paris and near the Champagne region. The charming home was  peaceful, relaxing and a very unique and special place.

As it was winter time when we were there,  there was frost on the ground and all over our car when we made an early morning start. The gardens were lovely to walk around too and imagine in Spring it would be very pretty with the blossom on the trees.

Madame Veronique had a wonderful collection of beautiful old linen and laces that she sold from her home. I was happy to buy a gorgeous old linen monogrammed sheet to take home.

My husband and I celebrated here, being married for 25 years.
Madame Veronique kindly baked a chocolate cake for us, so that was a lovely touch

Hope your week is going well 
Thanks for stopping by


  1. My dear Carolyn,
    Happy 25th Wedding Anniversary to you and your husband :O))))

    A lovely place, where you celebrated it!

    And Lucky you, to get such wonderful old linnon!

    Happy week to you, my dear friend,
    Loce and hugs

  2. ciao Carolyne,
    such a wonderful place to stay ! I do prefer the B&B for the same reason you wrote above .
    I remember when I visited Prague the nice conversation we had with the owner of the house , and the homemade breakfast ! This year I had my vacation...and in October my daughter is going to marry......and money will go for this , but I'm so happy and so much involved in the
    organization ( she is living abroad) so I'm the wedding planner .....
    Have a nice weekend


  3. Hi Carolyn, What a fabulous B & B. It's beautiful and so cozy. I would have loved to stay there too. The collection of vintage French linens is the icing on the cake. How sweet of Mme. Veronique to bake that heart shaped cake for you.

  4. Hello Carolyn. Firstly, may I wish you a belated happy wedding anniversary. What a wonderful way to celebrate your 25th in Madame Veronique's lovely B and B and also to see and buy some of her beautiful linen! Secondly, thank you for dropping by my blog and welcoming us back from our time in Italy. I'm now catching up on all your news. A very happy week to you and your loved ones. x

  5. Dear Carolyn!
    What a dreamy place to make a short stay!
    And what a chance to buy these wonderful things!
    And the cake - what a lovely present ...
    Dear Carolyn - I wish you a happy week!
    With love,

  6. Dearest Carolyn,
    First of all, belated Congratulations on your happy 25 years marriage life♡♡♡ The cake warmhearted Madame made for you two look SO delicious.
    Oh, how wonderful to spend gorgeous time at the place like that in France☆☆☆ "A wonderful ambiance" sure it must be. Haha, you made me dream of visiting France.

    I hope it is not too cold for you. Whew, so hot here...
    Sending you lots of love and hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

  7. What a gorgeous place to stay. I would loooove staying in that beautiful old cottage.

  8. Hi Carolyn, must have been so romantic! The place is beautiful and I bet very restful! How sweet is the cake:) Kisses! xo

  9. Muy originales tus entradas...un beso desde Murcia...

  10. J`aime beaucoup les interieres !!

    Bonne journee !!


  11. OH yes, OUI! There is nothing like getting tucked into a charming French cottage, in FRANCE! Congratulations my dear friend for a milestone! Many fond memories I'm sure were made here, and look at that fireplace, the linens, the French doors! Celebrating with you in heart....Anita

  12. Oh my.. my friend...such a magical place to stay and relax. You are blessed to have the opportunity to get away...sending you oodles of love.

  13. What a beautiful cottage. I would have to buy something from her too.

  14. So quaint and lovely!
    Happy Anniversary!


  15. Dear Carolyn,

    wow - 25 years - a great number. It´s really a long long time. I hope that you are always happy together. Congratulation to you and your husband.
    The little cottage looks very romantically and sweet. The rooms looks so lovely and I think, that you can enjoy the time there.
    I hope you are well and that you´ve a nice week.

    Bye with a lot of summergreetings

    Your Bluemchenmama

  16. Happy 25 th wedding anniversary dear.
    Beautiful cottage..and very lovely place.
    Big hugs x

  17. Dear Carolyn,
    happy anniversary!
    This B&B seems to be a place that I can really love. Really charming.
    I also love the cake ...
    Bisou, Babi

  18. What a lovely place ti stay. A cottage in the French country side with Paris but ab hour away ~ the best of both city and country.

  19. Hello my dear Carolyn, that's really a phantastic place to make holidays and to celebrate 25th wedding anniversary!!! Perhaps one day we will make a journey to this place, too? Haaa: Great idea! I will tell my hubby about it!!! :o)))
    Warm hugs from Austria, Traude

  20. With a pretty name like that it would just have to be lovely. SO French SO chic. Hope you are enjoying your week Carolyn. xx

  21. It looks like a wonderful place to stay! And perfect for a special celebration :)

  22. Darling place Carolyn and PERFECT to celebrate your day:) We are headed out for a getaway and will be staying in a B&B. Hopefully we will have a nice experience:)


  23. Hi Carolyn,

    It looks like you had a wonderful time! I've never been to a bed and breakfast but have always thought it would be fun to try.

    Happy 25th Anniversary! That is wonderful!!!

  24. Dear Carolyn,
    What a beautiful place to spend your 25th anniversary.. Bless you both.
    Thank you so much for sharing your celebration.

  25. Dear Carolyn
    Happy 25th Wedding Anniversary to you and your husband. That is really a wonderful place to stay.
    I wish you a happy rest of the week with a lot of sun. Love and hugs Yvonne

  26. Hello Carolyn,
    happy anniversary!!!
    Seems you had a lovely time, in that sweet B&B!^^

  27. Hi
    First of all" Happy 25th wedding anniversary, Carolyn".
    It looks like the atmosphere in a cottage is filled with your happiness. What a lovely time you had with your husband!
    Hope you enjoy your day.

  28. Congrats on your anniversary. The Inn looks lovely-thanks for sharing the pics:).



  29. Hello, dear Carolyn,

    Happy 25th Anniversary! A wonderful achievement and such a memorable way to celebrate.

    I so agree about a B&B and this one looks truly a delight with a terrific hostess.

    Sending you the very best for the weekend. I hope you are well!


  30. Dearest Carolyn,
    That was very charming indeed for staying cozy tucked away inside a REAL French home. You get to taste the ambiance of the daily life and have home cooked meals. Madame Véronique was very clever for selling old linens too. Loved your chocolate anniversary cake; very sweet with the strawberries.
    Hugs to you and happy weekend!

  31. and happy 25th anniversary too, what a lovely cake!

  32. We always enjoy staying in bed and breakfast's too. It is so much more personal, how lovely that Madame Veronique baked you a cake to celebrate such a special anniversary.
    Sarah x

  33. A delightful place to stay!!!
    Lucky you.

    It must seem like it was only yesterday that you stayed there. What a pleasant place to remember celebrating your 25th wedding anniversary.

  34. Tres charmante!! :))) What a dream to stay in a beautiful, cozy, ROMANTIC French home...and the kindness of the proprietress added to the wonderful experience....
    Thank you for sharing special, dear Carolyn!

  35. Dearest Carolyn,

    Congratulation for your wedding anniversary. apologize for being late for a visit. I had tried best to visit all, but the last months so heavy ;(.
    beautiful B&B that you both have stayed and charming place for both of you.
    my best wishes for all of you


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