mount hope farm

August 26, 2013 § Leave a comment

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I might have to let the photos do the talking for me on this one. First off I should say that I am lucky to have a sister that can somehow find the gems in any city and this was definitely one, Mount Hope Farm.

We were relaxed after only one night away. This huge farmhouse tucked around acres of land has four bedrooms all with their own charm and old fireplaces. There was a patio and gardens just off the kitchen, which lended itself perfectly to after dinner drinks. There were noisy goats and blabbering chickens and a cabin tucked in the woods a mile away right on the edge of Mount Hope Bay.

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We ate well and got good seafood when we could. Half of the restaurants in the area are on the water, so the seafood is fresh and plentiful. We reminisced at the The Beehive Cafe. My brother use to live in Bristol, but I don’t know if we will find a reason to go back in the future. Restaurants continue to change hands over the years, this new one, the Trafford Restaurant, was quite nice. Although we longed to be on the patio in the warm sea breeze rather than in the chilly AC.

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We took a day trip to Newport, exploring The Breakers, one of the many mansions that line the ocean. And joked about how we could live quite well in a place like this. We scooted into The Midtown Oyster for pita and hummus, more lobster rolls and Whale Tale pale ale. And got our last coffee kick from Mokka Coffeehouse, where we all couldn’t agree on whether the sweet barista’s accent was Scottish, Irish or Australian.

It was just what a few city folks needed.

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