“If I had a flower for every time I thought of you … I could walk through my garden forever.”
Alfred, Lord Tennyson, 1809-1892
As Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom during much of Queen Victoria’s reign, the Alfred, Lord Tennyson suite reflects the writer’s love for his children and the peace of nature. A grand 1870’s hand-carved walnut bed adorned with cherubs and fishing scenes is the centerpiece of this luxurious light-filled two-room suite. Pictures of Tennyson’s beloved home and a rare old family portrait hang on the walls while an ebony screen adds a demure touch to the large double whirlpool tub across from a cozy seating area and fireplace.
Emily’s Room, a sunny adjoining sitting parlor named for Tennyson’s wife, is the ideal place to read a book or sip a glass of wine. This cozy room tucked under the eaves, features walls upholstered in raspberry Toile fabric, two comfy chairs with an ottoman, large needlepoint floor cushions and a second fireplace surrounded by hand-painted floral tiles.
Queen Size Bed • Live-flame Gas Fireplace • Double Whirlpool Tub • Private Bath • Waterfall Faucet • 2nd Fireplace in Sitting Room