What do you say when you get the chance for a sleepover with your FABB friends and the opportunity to relax after a long week in the Jucuzzi? Well you say "Absolutely!" and then pack half the house. Just in case.
That's precisely what I did when myself and a few other Northern Irish FABB girls, Rosanna of Silver Brogues, Megan-Cáitlín of VENT-Threads, Ruth of Welcome to Willowlane and Carolyn of Forever Scarlet, were offered the opportunity to try out Glenmore Manor in Lurgan. It's been over a year since our last blog sleepover and it's been a year too long! Now lets be honest with ourselves here you don't instantly think "glamour" when you think of Lurgan but you are instantly put at ease as you arrive. The house, tucked in just off the main road minutes from the train station, is surrounded by huge tree lines making it feel secluded and cosy. The lights emanating from the inside were warm & inviting. We couldn't wait to get in and make ourselves at home.
This is not a B&B. Glenmore Manor is a traditionally decorated 18th Century piece of history and there are hints to it's past everywhere. When you go to Glenmore you have the whole house (Eddie the Cat included) to yourselves and it's yours for your stay, a luxurious home away from home with Owners Pat & Eileen nearby should you need anything. After a delicious Indian feast they put on for us we spent the evening nosying round the house, checking out the antiques, drinking wine, swapping stories, and spending probably way too much time in the Hot Tub. It was pretty perfect as fridays go.
On Saturday before we returned to reality, we burnt ourselves some breakfast on the range and wandered the grounds for an impromptu Blogger photo shoot. As you do! We then said our goodbyes to Glenmore and headed home via a flat car battery for myself & Megan!
I really enjoyed our stay at Glenmore. Its perfect for girly weekends and family gatherings. You could even have the country house wedding you've always dreamed of and it's only 30 minutes outside of Belfast!