We are spending the last week in October in Devon. It’s also half term week, and since we can only go away when the schools are on a break, it does limit us to when we can take trips, but staying in a converted farm building which is off the beaten track, we expect a lovely quiet week.
It’s only a couple of hours drive from where we live to this lovely tranquil spot, which is about a mile off the main road down a single lane track, and it’s so quiet here, you literally could hear a pin drop. It certainly is a little bit of “Heaven In Devon”.
The drive wasn’t bad, a couple of slow spots but nothing major, and we stopped at Greendale Farm Shop shortly before we arrived to buy some food and also to sample their Fish & Chips which are supposed to be excellent. Indeed they were, good portions, freshly cooked and well priced too.
Greendale is a lovely farm shop. It’s well stocked with lots of local produce, including freshly caught local fish and lots of local cheeses and meats. Outside there are hundreds of chickens running around, as well as an Ostrich and other animals, great entertainment for the kids.
Having stocked up with fresh bread, local milk, cheese and butter etc, we headed off to our destination, unpacked and walked around the property before hopping into the hot tub to relax.
The owner has a lovely large house with acres of grounds, and outside the door of our converted farm building (the left one in the photo) is a lovely patio garden, and beyond that a large field. Guests are allowed to walk around the grounds, and there is a lot to see, including gorgeous sunsets (weather permitting).
More tomorrow as we head out to the nearby Donkey Sanctuary and visit another of our favourite beauty spots here, Beer.