Valentine's Day Musings

 

St Valentine

Saint of couples , love and bee keepers. Valentine is derived from the Latin 'Valens' , meaning to be worthy, strong and Valiant.'

We are so excited to be back open after our January refit and ready for a full house on Valentine's Day. We provide the perfect little romantic break for two, with our beautiful bedsteads and four posters in the heart of the old town.

 

The perfect place to retreat to enjoy the ancient sea port, nestled on the edge of the North Yorkshire Moors. Our stunning rooms are full of romantic charm , lace curtains adorn beds, comfortable fresh linens , fluffy white towels and complimentary toiletries.

 

Beautiful private balconies overlooking our secret courtyard garden, a place to relax and rejuvenate. Enjoy our delicate loose teas and fresh coffee, from  wild cherry, summer fruits to gunpowder tea, we have a great selection and encourage you to try something new and exotic from our hospitality tray.

 

We love to treat our guests and know that sometimes it's the little things that count. All our rooms have had newly fitted carpets and look so comfortable and cosy. Stunning new bedding with large thick mattresses and the best quality pillows.

 

We have been busy sanding and waxing all our beautiful country pine furniture and everything looks fresh as a daisy for Spring. Obviously we have not sqrimped on our style the place looks more 'Shepherds Purse' than ever. 

 

As always we look forward to the busy season Whitby brings and are always on hand to help make your stay as comfortable as possible , all you need to do is ask. 

 

We we hope you enjoy all the hard work we have put in over the winter months, it's important to us that you go home inspired , relaxed, rejuvenate and return again.  

 

French Chateaux  

French Chateaux  

 

 

Poems  

'The Rose is red, the Violet's blue, The honey's sweet, and so are you, Thou art my love and I am thine, I drew thee to my Valentine: The lot was cast and then I drew, And fortune said it shou'd be you.'  

This saying dates from from a tradition in Medieval times. Woman would write their names on a pieces of paper and place them in a jar. A man would draw a lady's name from the jar, pin it to his shirt sleeve and she would then be his Valentine. 

'Many are the stars I see, but in my eyes no star is like thee' - English saying used on posey rings  

 

A few images from our Pinterest boards 🌸

Pale pink posey  

Pale pink posey  

Pale shades  

Pale shades  

Flower petal mandala  

Flower petal mandala  

Dried flowers  

Dried flowers  

Heart biscuits  

Heart biscuits  

Rose water fudge  

Rose water fudge  

Pale pink wax flower  

Pale pink wax flower  

Dried hydrangea heads  

Dried hydrangea heads  

Rose Quartz  

Rose Quartz  

Rose water Cointreau fizz cocktails with a floral garnish   

Rose water Cointreau fizz cocktails with a floral garnish   

Thank you for reading and Happy Valentine's Day to you all 💗🌸🕊

To book next years romantic break please contact on bookings@theshepherdspurse.com or ring 01947820228 to reserve your room for the 14th of February 2017 - complimentary petals on the bed and fresh flowers for all guests. For extra romance we can pop champagne on ice for your arrival.