In October I was the guest of HolidayCottages.co.uk at Lympscott Barn in Devon along with several other bloggers. It’s a gorgeous converted barn building on a real working farm, in the middle of nowhere. One of the first things I noticed was a family of Buzzards, how I wish I could have captured a photograph of them. To me that’s a sign of proper countryside, the wildlife. This area certainly wasn’t short of animals, flowers and character.
This was a truly massive cottage, sleeping 14 comfortably. The living room, dining room and kitchen were all merged in a huge downstairs room just to the left of the entrance hall. To the right was the downstairs bedroom where Annie and Tanya stayed and this room was more disability friendly was its bathroom is really a wet room and it has a private patio.
What I liked most was it had a hot tub, I had never been in a hot tub. I’ve been in those lame bubble pools at public pools but this is approximately ten times better. Why? Because ten is exactly the number of bloggers you can cram in to a hot tub if you try hard enough.
The owners lived on site, they were the farmers. I saw them coming and going with their horses, pets dogs and cows – they were happy to say hello or give you space if you didn’t speak first. Perfect if you are a bit shy. On about dogs Lympscott is listed as dog friendly and my hounds would have loved it there. There is a nice competition running with Pets at Home’s VIP magazine to win £250 of HolidayCottages.co.uk vouchers, open until 30th November 2015 and if you are a VIP club member you can take your pooch for free by quoting your VIP member number here.
Emma and Katy from HolidayCottages.co.uk’s marketing team stayed nearby in Beehive Cottage which is nextdoor. Beehive is a classic cottage with slopping ceilings, low beams and quirky country cottage personality.
It really was a lovely weekend away, please do check out HolidayCottages.co.uk and see if anything suits your staycation needs.
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Posts from the other lovely bloggers who were there too.
Joy my friend from Pinkoddy, Alice from Project wanderlust, Kate from Wit wit woo, Annie from Fable & Folk, Sarah from Grenglish and Elizabeth and Raj of Awesome Wave.
Disclosure : HolidayCottages.co.uk allowed us free use of the two cottages and provided a nice goodie bag of Devonshire produce. My opinions are honest and my own.