Category Archives: Vintage

Jonny working hard

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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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Lovely sunny Sunday in the valley, really feels like springs arrived

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looks like my chain plying is improving. This yarn is made by me from our own small flock of Jacob sheep. It was mordanted with alum then dyed with dyers chamomile, onion skins and three exhausts of cochineal. It amazes me how strong cochineal is, so few wee dried beasties. I then spun on my Ashford and chain plyed. Think I will crochet some new cushions for Liy and Ruby our retro caravans which we are spring cleaning ready for the season. They should be up on air b&b in May, watch this space.

Getting ready for the season

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It’s all go in the valley, new shower room using recycled wood and anything else we can find. Ruby and Rory about to have a spring clean, hope to be ready for bookings mid May.

Meanwhile Jonny has been painting, having spent time in Cornwall at our cottage Mellow Cottage in Perranporth. These paintings are all large! and all for sale. Jonnys paintings

Preparations for a wedding

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img_0736Lewis our son and his beautiful fiancé are to marry here next August. So much planning and preparation is underway, I thought a pond in our water meadow where we could have decking and in time our large yurt for glamping to add to the caravans, and for the wedding the small yurt either the newly weds or a fun spot for the actual wedding guests.

So, our trusty digger man arrived to dig the hole, make good field entances and drain boggy patches.

heres Dizzy and Barney really excited about their new playground

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Glamping down in the valley

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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

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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 devonvalleyglamping.co.uk  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

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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