Saturday, 1 June 2013

the wild west...

















We headed west for a break this week to the depths of west Wales. I love this part of the world with its lanes lined with wild flowers, villages with names we can't pronounce and dramatic coastline.

We stayed in the most enchanting blue cottage and little blue barn next door, hidden at the bottom of a long and winding track. The cottage was lovely with underfloor heating under the wooden and slate floors, a lovely bathroom with slipper bath, a pantry and the largest bed I've ever slept in! There were little vases dotted around the cottage with flowers picked from the beautiful garden outside.

The boys fed apple cores to the pony who lived in the field at the bottom of the garden and roamed the 40 acres surrounding the cottage, looking for adventures. We rowed the little rowing boat around the lake and cooked Welsh cakes on the stove to eat warm.

It was an idyllic hideaway, with no wifi or modern distractions and I dreamed of living in the little barn and writing a book or painting just like the owners, both artists do.

You can find more pictures here.

9 comments:

  1. It is official... you take the absolute best holidays in the entire world... When I retire (haha!!!) I am going to wander through your blog and take all your holidays armed with a good read and a sketchbook!!!

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  2. Wow that looks so beautiful, how wonderful to be so cut off and just relax. Those Welsh cakes look lovely too, bet they were delicious.

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    1. Karen, If you look really closely you'll see they are a little burnt! They tasted fab though, my new favourite recipe ;0)

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  3. I love UTT and these places look amazing. How did you manage to stay at both houses?

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    1. Easy, the grandparents came too! A great place for two couples to stay and have their own space.

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  4. Next time, come north to Snowdonia and hideaway with us in 1,000 acres of forest.

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    1. Hello Pentop, we've been checking out your lovely cottage as my husband absolutely loves walking up Snowdon and your cottage looks just amazing and beautifully furnished too. Emma x

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  5. Looks so wonderful - I am in love with all of your holidays! Your beautiful pics give such a lovely flavour of it all.

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    1. Thank you Andrea x
      p.s. the boys are super noisy, lucky you can't hear them in photographs!

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