Category Archives: recovery

Devon valley glamping goes to the sea side


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.

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.


Autumn weaving


So, with all that yarn, some free weaving on my Ashford knitter and the results drying on the line.IMG_0349 IMG_0351 IMG_0350

Autumn has arrived 2


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.



Glamping down in the valley


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.

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Daisy fines a home

Daisy under the oak tree

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  we just have to make the final safety checks, electrics and gaz. She has a double bed and is quite luxurious.


A holiday for lily and the doggies


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

Chillaxing in Cornwall





Ruby is ready in the valley.






A glorious Easter weekend in Devon we have set up Ruby for glamping in the beautiful Taw valley in North Devon. She sleeps two and sits in our apple orchard with a fire pit nearby to warm yourself in the cool of the evening. A perfect place to relax and digitally detox.