Spent the day in the sunshine putting up the yurt overlooking the small lake in the wild meadow full of flowers and grasses. It looks amazing and will be a chill out zone for our guests staying in Ruby and Lilly. An area to stop, unwind, digitally detox and watch the swallows dive into the water to drink. Check out airbnb for availability. Devon Valley Glamping
With all this glorious weather and promises of a golden summer, J has a burst of energy. Recycling the wood from our son’s wedding, it’s last life was a platform for the band. It’s going to have the wee yurt on it with games and comfy cushions, in case we have any inclement weather, never ? Surely not. It’s down in our meadow besides a the pond a favourite place to sit, listen and watch and just slow down. The evenings bring the swallows swooping through the air taking a snack then diving low over the pond to quench their thirsts, what could be more peaceful and life affirming.
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Sea side holidays click here to check out Mellow Cottage our home by the sea
We just fell in love with this place, the clearing sea air certainly blows the cobwebs away. Walk out of the front door and a short stroll down the road and there full on view of the expanse of sand, sea and sky. A few more steps and your on the beach, let those 2 and 4 legged companions free.
View from the bottom of Tywarnhale road
Mellow Cottage is perfect for family and quiet get aways alike. Forgot the milk? Just pop down the road, no need to use your car, friendly locals and fellow holiday makers. Lots of choice of eateries, pubs, ice cream and of course Cornish pasties. The cottage is cosy in winter with full central heating and a log burner for a really snuggle down evening. There are all mod cons, with a BBQ on the sun soaked back terrace and a secure courtyard at the front for surfboards and bikes. Memories made at Mellow Cottage will bring a warm tingle for years to come. We love going there in the midst of winter, somehow Cornwall is always sunny or so it seems, the wind blows the clouds in land.
So, with all that yarn, some free weaving on my Ashford knitter and the results drying on the line.
I have always loved the colours of autumn, the warmth, the golden colours emerging from the greens of summer, treasure.
I have been carding my naturally dyed wool with commercial fleece i.e. bought from Bristol wool fair, along with re-cycled sari yarn, silk, alpaca, jute, linen etc etc. All together they make a pallet of autumn or so i felt.
Daisy and Ruby have had a steady flow of visitors throughout the summer. Lots of lovely people coming for an escape from busy lives to digitally detox and enjoy the beautiful green rolling hills of north Devon. Check out devonvalleyglamping, you can book through airbnb, we still have some dates for September. We will be closing at the end of September and open again next May.
Been busy getting ready, Arttree will be in the kids field, come and say Hi.
Daisy under the oak tree
Jon has worked hard putting lots of love and life back into Daisy. She is a 1970’s Stirling one of the last ever made. He bought her at a local classic car auction. She is painted with Annie Sloan paint and has lovely Cole & Cole curtains. We have put Daisy in the paddock, she seems to like being under the oak tree looking out across the Mully Brook valley. She will be available through airb&b in August and our website devonvalleyglamping.co.uk we just have to make the final safety checks, electrics and gaz. She has a double bed and is quite luxurious.
We decided to try out our latest little gem, she is a Carlight Cassetta, we think circa 1976, she has been brightened up with a little Annie Sloan paint and a new floor. Well how lucky were we with Mediterranean sunshine in Cornwall.
Chillaxing in Cornwall