Ibbetson Villiers – Junior Suite
One of our two Junior Suites’, situated within the original 300 year old house – the Ibbetson Villiers retains all the character and tradition you would expect. This beautiful suite is spacious and relaxing offering you all the facilities you need whilst away from home or indeed on your wedding night. Within the large bathroom stands a delightful traditional roll top bath.
The story behind the room:
Captain Charles Ibbetson, in his late twenties, was on leave from his regiment, the 11th Hussars, which was at that time based in Dublin. He had taken lodgings in Brighton where he met and fell in love with the 17-year-old daughter of the Earl of Jersey, Lady Adela Coriande Maria Villiers. In the late Autumn of 1845 Lady Adela slipped out of the house, met her dashing young Captain, and both boarded the train to London, then on to York and finally to Carlisle. From Carlisle they hired a carriage to take them to Gretna Green. At Gretna Hall, John Linton, Landlord and “Blacksmith priest” was hosting a lunch, which coincidentally consisted of a party of engineers planning an extension to the railway line. Mrs. Linton and one of the Carlisle postillions witnessed the wedding of her ladyship to the gallant officer. The marriage was then recorded in the Gretna Hall Register. 63 years earlier, in 1782, Lady Adela’s grandmother, Sarah Anne Child had made the same journey to Gretna Green where she was married to John Fane, 10th Earl of Westmorland. Lady Adela’s mother, aware that her own mother had a good prosperous marriage after their elopement had no choice but to accept Captain Ibbetson as her son-in-law.
- Direct Dial Telephone
- Tea & Coffee making facilities
- Flat Screen Freeview Color TV
- DVD Player
- Complimentary Luxury Toiletries
- Free WiFi
- Sleeps up to 2 persons