Travel - A Spring Weekend in Cornwall

April 07, 2015

A couple of weekends ago, Ben and I got up early {4.30am early!} on a Saturday morning to drive down to Cornwall to meet my parents who had rented their friend's cottage near Bude for a week. We spent two nights with them and then had a night in Devon where I was reviewing a hotel for So You're Getting Married. It was such a gorgeous escape for a couple of days and there were daffodils and lambs everywhere! Here are some photos, if you'd like to see - 

My parents were staying in Poughill, a cute village just outside Bude in North Cornwall. We had the dog with us so went on some amazing walks every day.

The first was from Boscastle across the headlands. It was a steep climb up the cliffs but worth it for the amazing views of the sea which was so blue.

The dog loves being by the sea for long walks every day and he's obsessed, literally obsessed with swimming!

Miles of countryside and a stunning coastline, I love Cornwall.

The gorse was all in flower and bright yellow against the blue sea and sky.


How is this Cornwall?!

These beautiful hellebores were down in the valley.

I always love a seaside cottage.

Trebarwith Strand was sparkly with the sun shining although the tide came in scarily fast! Riley is happiest when on the beach.

It definitely didn't feel like a March weekend.

We had lunch at the Port William, a pub overlooking the beach and Riley was soo tired from all the running and swimming. I've never seen him so tired!

A cornish cream tea is a must when in Cornwall, we picked up some supplies from a farm shop and ate it out in the garden.

On the Saturday evening, the boys were watching the rugby {England were playing France} but it was such a lovely evening my Mum and I walked down to the beach with Riley to watch the sunset.

Admiring the lambs, daffodils and cute cottages en route.

There are three beaches that wrap around the coastline in Bude, Summerleaze was my favourite with sand dunes, beach huts and the best sunset view.


On Sunday we walked down the Bude canal.

Riley and daffodil heaven. Love this little chap so much.

We sat by the top of the estuary, where the canal meets the sea, in the sunshine for a mid morning coffee stop.

And then walked down to the beach. I love fishing nets and boats, anything nautical really.

After a steep walk on the headlands across to Widemouth Bay we had a roast in the Bay View Inn before walking back to the car through some fields.

Again, there were little primroses and cheery daffs on all the hedgerows. Spring is so beautiful.

Crackington Haven was another sweet little beach town with walks up above the sea, our legs were so aching at the end of the day. Hopefully we burned off our lunch and cream teas!

On Monday, my parents packed up and headed home from the cottage after their week in Cornwall and Ben and I headed up to North Devon to spend a morning before checking into Kentisbury Grange where I was reviewing. The weather was grey and drizzly compared to the sunshine we'd had all weekend. But we still braved a couple of beaches for a walk along Croyde, collecting driftwood and a had a look around Ilfracombe, a sweet harbour town.


I'll be blogging our stay at the Kentisbury Grange Hotel on So You're Getting Married but it was a lovely boutique hotel in a converted Victorian manor house set in Exmoor National Park.

We could see lambs from our window.

And had dinner at the Coachhouse which is a Michael Caines' restaurant.

The food was amazing.

After a few days of long walks we couldn't wait for a deep soak in the bath.

Before breakfast the next morning and a scenic drive back home through Exmoor National Park.

England is so amazing.

R <3 xx

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