Year: 2023

Coming Soon! RECIPE: Apple Oatmeal Cakes

Apple Oatmeal Cakes– Reimagining oatmeal without the mush; these individual cakes are more like sticky bread.

Tah-dah! Introducing our newest breakfast creation– Apple Oatmeal Cakes. These individual cakes can be baked and stored in the refrigerator for up to a week. This is a quick breakfast served warm out of the oven or reheated in the microwave when the dashing out the door is also on the menu.

A Vegan option is also available. Send me a note, if interested!

Of course, we try to incorporate a rose in our menus, hence the rose muffin cups. Pictured here, the tasty serving is topped with whipping cream and a drizzle of pure maple syrup. Pure heaven!

Recipe link coming soon. I have to make it again to be sure I got all the ingredients and proportions written.

Wonderfully yours,

Alice

Cheshire Cake– Not Always Wanting Sweet

Quintessentially British, cheese wheel wedding/celebration cakes–usually with white roses involved– are the only cakes we make here at the White Rose Manor and only by special request (I am a baker, but not a talented piping decorator, so I do not claim it). Most often, we serve as the Bed & Breakfast lodging for guests or families and their small events up for up to 20 attendees. If you desire a small event like an intimate wedding, bridal shower, memorial service, etc., the White Rose Manor may be just right for you. If you need a cheese wheel cake, we can do that, too. Come to Lincolnton. You will love it!

Pictured here is one of our Cheshire Cakes. Produced here on a larger scale for approximately 120 people, this cheese wheel cake was featured at our 2023 Christmas High Tea as the table centerpiece and then portioned as gifts to our guests. While we can create several styles of scalable cheese wheel cakes for weddings, charcuteries, etc., many cheeses work well for this lovely, edible addition to your table.

Fun fact: “Cheshire is one of Britain’s oldest and finest cheeses.”

White Rose Manor is something special, just like you.

Guestbook Memories

Laboratory Mill Weddings

We had such a great time in Lincolnton! We loved exploring the area and learning the history of this little town. We had a blast celebrating the marriage of two of our favorite people at the Laboratory Mill. And we thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the White Rose Manor.

Thank you for everything!

L & S

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Friendship & Heartfelt Memories

Though not often, we do have returning guests.

It is our hope that when new visitors arrive at the White Rose Manor as guests, they leave as friends. When we have returning guests, it often blossoms into long-term friendships. This is just one of the many friends we have because they happened upon us on a visit to Lincolnton. We are so grateful for all of our guests.

Our heartfelt thanks once again, dearest Allison and John,

Your wonderful Manor– so much to say . . . a place that provides such a welcoming, comfortable, eye-pleasing, palate-pleasing– place of respite, a place of joy.

With every stay there are new discoveries, new stories, new memories to keep.

Our love and appreciation,

K & R

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English-style: ‘Just Like This!’

My English mum would be proud to know it is so.

We tried to bring a bit of ‘home’ to Lincolnton. According to this guest, we nailed it!

Thank you Allison and John for the enjoyable time in your lovely English-style Manor. My husband did not accompany me to England so did not know how it was there . . . just like this! Am so glad we could experience this together and we will be back and he will want to keep in touch. We’ll spread the word that Lincolnton has a lot to offer.

R & J

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Waking Up with “Miss Peggy”

When you have beautiful roses like “Miss Peggy” (named for Peg Mauney who lived here), it is wonderful to find someone else who was in just the right place at just the right time for the show.

Waking up in my majestic bed in the Grandstaff Room, the daylight seeping through the blindings, beautiful roses catching my eye and the smell of good coffee seeping through from the kitchen below– I’m gonna miss all this so very much!

Thank you for making our stay so wonderful, Allison. I hope to come back again someday.

R

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Home Away from Home

There are many times that our guests have the chance to stay for more than a day or two. We cherish these times as we see them begin to unwind and find some true relaxation. We had the privilege of having a group of three siblings stay for a week while visiting family in Lincolnton. They were delightful guests, and we were delighted they found time to unwind and spend some brother/sister time in the house and gardens. Here are some sentiments they shared in our guestroom memory books about their stay:

Dear John and Allison ~

Thank you so much for your hospitality. You have treated us like family since Day One and we loved every minute of it and our stay.


You are the sweetest and most helpful hosts one can ever imagine.

You made us a beautiful bouquet of flowers for our cousin’s burial site, you had our entire family over for dinner one night, and you treated us like kings and queens.


We consider this our home away from home. The rooms are gorgeous and the beds are so comfortable. We had our first evening next to the fireplace, drinking Allison’s delicious homemade tea, and every morning we enjoyed her lovely homecooked breakfast.

We are over the moon and under the sun about this place.

R S & M