There is nothing I love more than taking an autumnal break and it’s something that has become an annual tradition for me and Mr JessieJane. Last October we decided to visit Cornwall, a truly beautiful part of the UK that I had never seen before, although my husband and his brother spent many happy childhood days there whilst staying with their dad who was fortunate enough to live there.
We rested in an idyllic cottage full of Cornish character, nestled in peaceful orchards on the shores a tidal estuary which provided us with beautiful ever changing scenery along with an abundance of wildlife. Here is how our week began….
We were incredibly lucky with unseasonably good weather which was sandwiched between 2 violent storms. We took full advantage of this by getting out every day to explore the countryside and coastline on foot as often as possible, after a leisurely breakfast, our first adventure was to the local pub for Sunday lunch which was a comfortable 3 mile door to door walk through beautiful autumnal woodland.
One morning we set off bright and early to walk the coastal path passing through Carbis Bay on our way to St Ives. People say the light is special in Cornwall – it is, every view is a painting.
Another place we visited was Mousehole which is famous for it’s Christmas illuminations, stargazy pie and very sadly a tragic lifeboat disaster. It is very quaint and picturesque and we thoroughly enjoyed our time exploring all the little streets, stopping for a well earned drink in the local and sampling a traditional Cornish pasty.
As the week sped by, we continued to get out and about on many local walks straight from the door. It was just beautiful to enjoy silence – true silence – only broken by the cry of a curlew or the distant bellow of a cow and it was also such a joy to come home to the quaint and cosy cottage at the end of the day. I thoroughly enjoyed my bath tub with a view, a good book and a glass of wine.
All too soon our week was over and we were sad to leave but also excited as we were breaking our long drive home with an overnight stay in Bourton on the water which is a very popular picturesque village in the Cotswolds. I will leave you with some pictures from the late afternoon we arrived to early the next morning when we left.