For me I love the clean cut lines of the modernistic building which has been lovingly restored into a fabulous quirky Bed and Breakfast.
I took a gander at the website and spent rather more time than I should have as I found it such an informative read. I am blaming Nigel and Claire (the owners/restorers and slightly eccentric pioneers of this fabulous concept) for our burnt lunch, as if I hadn’t been led from page to page finding more and more to whet my appetite I would have got to the oven in time. Mr Q already says the burnt offerings I regularly give him are making him feel like a God!
Back to the RAF Control Tower, as that’s why you are here:
The outside of the building is interesting in terms of its design. The history of the building can take time to discover but it has been well laid out on the website for you to follow. For me, I love the Art Deco inspired interior and all the little historical artefacts.
The owners also have a wonderful 1960s wedding car hire business. These old cars fired my imagination. I can’t help imagining myself driving the wonderful Hillman Minx powder blue convertible car down country lanes, roof off, silky headscarf on, looking like a cross between Marilyn Monroe and Audrey Hepburn. Oh the glamour of time gone by! Can you imagine the thrill of staying here and waking up to find one of these gorgeous iconic cars parked outside? I feel inspired.
I would say this RAF Control Tower is full of quirky findings. I want to go … I didn’t feel inspired when I saw the title (Control Tower!) but the offering actually really inspires me.
The food served here is vegetarian and they cater for vegans too … Both Mr Q and I have been meat eaters for years, but I have a good friend who is a vegetarian and she has served us many a dish to convince us that the healthier, ethical option does not mean the food is any less tasty. In fact it’s gloriously yummy! (Much yummier than my burnt offerings, Mr Q has just shouted out! Cheeky – or maybe brave – Mr Q!!!).
Homemade foods, locally sourced produce with allergies and gluten intolerance considered. It really is a step back in time.
I feel drawn to this place – We WILL be going, Mr Q, and when we go I will have my Audrey Hepburn CD collection, James Stewart’s “It’s a Wonderful Life” and a bag of aniseed balls. I have enjoyed QWerking about this quirky venue as it has managed to capture my imagination.
Mr Q – Please note I may need to have a nice headscarf for our proposed visit (or can I have one of these? http://weddingwheels-next-the-sea.co.uk/super-minx-convertible.html – perhaps for Xmas? – along with a Ration holiday voucher which can be bought on their quirky website).