Shrove Tuesday, also known as Pancake Day this year falls on Tuesday 12th February.
Shrove Tuesday is the last day before the period which Christians call Lent. It is traditional on this day to eat pancakes. Lent is a time of abstinence, of giving things up. So, Shrove Tuesday is the last chance to indulge, and to use up the foods that aren’t allowed during the lent period, of which contain fat, butter and eggs which were forbidden.
- Why the word ‘Shrove’ we ask?
The name shrove comes from the old word ‘strive’ which means to confess. On Shrove Tuesday, in the middle ages, people used to confess their sins so that they were forgiven before the season of lent began.
So gather together family and friends; pack some sugar and lemon and enjoy a holiday to celebrate Pancake Day!
Here at Mulberry Cottages, we are famed for having an array of beautiful cottages both in the countryside and along the coast and this is just one reason to go away and treat you and the family.
Finding the perfect location couldn’t be easier.
Beachside is an elegant, seaside home, situated in the historical town of Deal.
The location has a lively shopping centre and many bars, pubs and restaurants with the property just a few minutes’ walk from Deal seafront.
It has been furnished to create a beautiful and modern look, full of character, sleeping up to six persons.Combining elegant period features with excellent modern kitchen and bathroom facilities. There are four bedrooms and have been rated 4 stars by Visit Britain.
For larger parties, Hare Farm Oast, In Breade, near Rye can accommodate up to 12 persons.
Dating back to 1860 this spectacular three roundel oast has amazing views of rolling English countryside, large gardens, with lots of character throughout the property and the location itself.
The uninterrupted panoramic view stretches for miles in all directions giving this luxurious property a real ‘wow’ factor!
Inside the rooms are beautifully spacious and light with the owners making the most of the beamed character of the oasthouse and also ensuring your stay is comfortable and luxurious. The stylish kitchen fits perfectly into one of the circular spaces giving a truly quirky yet cosy feel to the space. With a central island and bar stools this is an ideal place to socialise whilst you prepare a meal or a drink.
Strangway Beach House, another elegant and inviting property along the coast that can accommodate up to ten persons.
This beautiful Queen Anne beach house in the lovely seaside village of Sandgate has direct access to the beach. With breathtaking views from all four floors, there is plenty of space for all. With a modern extension leading straight out onto the decking above the sea, what more could you ask for than sitting sipping a glass of wine and enjoying a pancake party?
- Perfect for preparing pancakes
With many local attractions close by and a variety of things to do for all, this small kent village is a perfect location to holiday at. The village itself has a good range of antique shops and is within a two minute walk of a mix of restaurants and bars, all taking full advantage of the seafront location.
Love the city, shopping and nightlife; Chaucer Apartment should catch your eye.
This 5 star holiday cottage in the heart of the city of Canterbury is beautifully furnished throughout with a cosy yet luxurious feel. Providing a comfortable sitting room with a large cream reclining sofa, an open plan modern kitchen with marble work tops and a large island area perfect preparing food and drinks!
The historic city centre location would be wonderful for couples, or a small group of up to four persons, to benefit from such a contemporary living space within easy walking to shops and cathedral.
For help finding your perfect cottage please don’t hesitate to call us on 01227 464958 or email on firstname.lastname@example.org