Take Me There: 📚 📚 📚 📚 📚 📚 📚 7/10
A country-side estate sounds like a serene place to enjoy any selection of books, yet this country-side estate is quite possibly THE serene place to enjoy a massive selection of books.
Known as the UK’s ‘finest residential library’, Gladstone’s Library in Wales is making book worm hearts throb and skip beats as it actually allows guests to spend the night within its vicinity.
A dream for anyone who dreams about spending the night amongst their favourite books and their days reading their favourite authors, Gladstone’s Library doubles as a boutique hotel, offering 26 unique bedrooms available to a selection of book-loving guests.
Set in peaceful surroundings in the heart of the Welsh countryside, it’s a perfect place to catch up on reading lists, or just take in the smell of books and unwind.
Whilst guests to the hotel are permitted access to the library like all library-users, the perk lies in extended use of the reading room, and being able to take library books up to your room to enjoy with a cup of tea (optional) in bed. Furthermore, guests can enjoy walks in the nearby woods and explore the natural environment, as well as head down to the pub in the town and visit the local churchyard.
Really, it all sounds like, well, straight out of a storybook.
All images cr: GladstonesLibrary/Facebook
Wondering why this hasn’t been a thing aaaaages ago, we’re definitely falling in love with the romance of it all. Whether you’re looking to escape the hustle and bustle of the city, or simply want to finally finish reading that one novel, find out more and book your stay over on the Gladstone’s Library website.
And don’t forget to bring your reading glasses.
What do you think?