The second week of our holiday was spent in Huxham in the Exe Valley, close to Exeter in Devon. We stayed in the same cottage which we stayed in last year, part of a complex of seven cottages which have been converted from old farm buildings. This is the back of the cottage. It sleeps six, so it's very spacious for our family of four, and it looks out across a field and on to a fishing lake. Other facilities on site include an outdoor swimming pool, a games room and an adventure playground.
We had some lovely days out whilst in Devon, one of them to Brixham, a fishing port at the southern end of Torbay. We've never been here before and we enjoyed looking in the little shops which surround the harbour.
There's a full sized replica of The Golden Hind, Sir Francis Drake's ship, in Brixham harbour. You can take a tour of it, though we didn't.
We visited Teignmouth more than once, we like the beach here, and Daniel had a go at sea fishing, though he didn't catch anything.
We visited lots of other places including Cockington Court, a manor house, craft centre and country park which is in Torquay. Agatha Christie is reported to have played here as a child and it was just the place to let Archie off his lead for a good run before heading off in to Torquay itself for a mooch around.
Other places we visited were Exmouth, Sidmouth, Seaton and Paignton, we had a true seaside holiday in every sense of the word.
We're all back in to the swing of things now, Mick was back to work on Monday, and I'm still catching up with all the washing and ironing which coming home from holiday brings. I'm still trying to catch up with everyone's blogs too, you've all been so busy whilst I've been away.