T’was the night before Christmas and throughout Lancombe’s grounds
Not a creature was stirring…except for the chickens
Each cottage was bursting with tinsel and charm
Waiting for families to arrive arm in arm
When a note from Dear Santa arrives on the mat
“I’ll be coming to Lancombe, you can be sure of that”
Dressed all in fur from his head to his feet
A little bit tarnished from ashes and soot
“I come bearing gifts for the good girls and boys”
The reindeer sleigh was choc full of toys!
As the grotto opens, one by one they can see
Shiny bows and big presents, ‘Is that one for me’?
Then dinner arrives, it’s from Asda you see,
It was ordered last week just in time for us to eat
Turkey, sprouts and potatoes, in the oven they go
So we can stroll the woodland, and play in the snow*
Once the pudding is cold and the night has drawn in
The fireplace is lit and the games can begin
Monopoly, balderdash…even cards can be played
‘They haven’t stopped laughing’, the field horses neighed
As boxing day falls with a crisp dawn frost
Mum and Dad take a swim in the warm pool, (it’s a must)
Then all wrapped up with hats, scarves and boots
Everyone goes to the beach for a blustery hoot
As the Christmas fun ends, the children all shout
“This has been the best Christmas ever, we have no doubt”
“Can we come again next year, oh please parents please”
And Caroline books their favourite cottage out with ease
“Farewell my friends, until next year…
But if you fancy a summer break, I’ll be right here”
If you’d like to make a reservation to stay on one of our fabulous country cottages or lodges over the Christmas break, then just give us a call on 01300 320562 or email email@example.com to make your reservation.
We’d be delighted to welcome you to Lancombe!
*Fake snow available on request 😉