It was situated right in the middle of the countryside which was beautiful and as much as we love the Fylde coast it felt good to be somewhere different.
We pretty much knew straight away that today wouldn't be the day we became the owners of a holiday home, but never ones to waste a day out we decided to partake of a pub lunch. We chanced upon The Spread Eagle by accident but oh my, what a find.
We chose a window seat overlooking the river and I ordered a Lancashire cheese and pear sandwich with a cup of asparagus soup, while Mark went for the steak and ale pie which would have fed a family of four. And it was 'real' food. Not something that you look at and think "I could have defrosted and microwaved this myself".We got chatting to a lovely old couple next to us who'd also had a drive out for lunch and as we weren't exactly sure where we were they enlightened us by telling us we were in Sawley. Just across the road from the pub were these ruins which I googled when I got home. It's Sawley Abbey and was built in 1147.
Back home we've had another look to see if there's anything out there that takes our fancy and I think a trip to Cheshire might be next on the cards.
I have a feeling it's going to be a longer process than we thought. I'm just hoping we manage to find something that suits all of us.