We weren't going to bother having a holiday this year, perhaps a weekend or two away, but neither of us were all that bothered to spend a week or two weeks away from home. Then, Mick received an email. We've stayed at the same place in Cornwall five times in the last seven years and we really love it there. The email was offering selected past guests a special offer price for June and part of July and it really is a very good deal. Mick didn't bother telling me about the email at first as we'd decided not to have a holiday but he mentioned it in passing quite a while later and I only had to hear that and my mind was changed. We started talking about having a week away on our own as we didn't think that Eleanor would want to come with us this year but that's now changed into a fortnight and Eleanor's decided that she'd like to come too. Well, who wouldn't? A fortnight in Cornwall free of charge!
We only booked it on Wednesday and we go in a fortnight, I can't wait. We stay on a very small site, just ten lodges and two cottages, and it's always so peaceful there, the grounds are beautifully kept and it's very picturesque. It has such good facilities too, four fishing lakes, an indoor heated swimming pool, sauna, spa hot tub, tennis court, games room and an outdoor play area. They also offer massages and spa and beauty treatments. It's dog friendly so Archie comes too and there's some beautiful walks on the doorstep. The site is on the north coast of Cornwall about five miles from Bude, such a lovely area with so many wonderful places to visit.
I'm sure we'll return to many of the same beauty spots we've frequented before but I'm sure we'll discover some more too. I can't wait to go now.
How lovely Jo. Just what you need in this special year, so enjoy & try to find a few new delights to check out. Have you ever been to the Marble Factory? If not I'll try and find the brochure I have & give you some details. It's quite amazing. Take care.ReplyDelete
I'm really looking forward to it. Having been so many times before, we already know how lovely it is and know lots of wonderful places to visit, though it's always nice to find some new places too. I've never heard of the Marble Factory, I'll have to check that out.Delete
You were meant to go on holiday! That looks fabulous, I'm sure you're going to have a wonderful time and a well-deserved rest xxReplyDelete
I definitely think we were meant to go, that email was just the push we needed. I am ready for a rest now that I know the holiday's booked.Delete
That does sound good, Jo. I'm sure you'll enjoy yourselves - Archie too! :o)ReplyDelete
We all love Cornwall, including Archie. He has a brilliant time on the beach having a paddle and wading through rock pools.Delete
Enjoy your break sounds wonderful. We are away in our van next week for 5 nights.ReplyDelete
I can't wait to go now that it's booked. There's no stopping you now you've got the van, I hope the weather stays fine for you. It's supposed to be nice again here next week so I hope it's the same for you wherever you're going.Delete
That's too good an offer to pass up. I'm sure that you'll enjoy yourselves, especially as you have previously. xxReplyDelete
I'm glad that Mick eventually mentioned the email to me, I was so eager when I heard the price. We know we love Cornwall, and the place we stay too, I'll be counting down the days.Delete
We always enjoy Cornwall, it's such a beautiful county with a wonderful coast, I'm hoping that we get fine weather so that we can make the most of the beaches.Delete
What a wonderful treat to be looking forward to in such a short time!ReplyDelete
Two weeks in one of your favourite place.
I hope it's a truly relaxing time.
I'm really looking forward to it, and not long to wait either. We often book holidays a long time in advance so this is a real change.Delete
Enjoy.We are supposed to be going o France next Thursday but C is having a flare up of his rheumatoid arthritis so we may have to cancel.ReplyDelete
I'm so sorry to hear this, I do hope C can get some relief soon, I know it's very painful when a flare up occurs. Fingers crossed that you still manage your holiday.Delete
Oh, Jo, the place sounds lovely! Have a wonderful time. You deserve it! P. xReplyDelete
It's a wonderful place. I always enjoyed trying different places until we discovered this little site but we've been happy to return here year after year.Delete
How wonderful, a surprise holiday! I think it is only fair that Eleanor "dog sits", when you want to visit places where dogs aren't allowed!!ReplyDelete
I think it's made it all the more exciting thinking that we weren't going away this year and then booking with just two weeks to go. Having a third person definitely makes things easier when you take a dog on holiday with you, even things like stocking up on provisions, it means that two of us can go inside shops whilst one waits with Archie outside.Delete
Sounds lovely, have a great time.ReplyDelete
I'm hoping for some good weather, a holiday is always nicer if we're able to get on the beach and out for lots of lovely walks.Delete
Absolutely brilliant Jo, and you haven't long to wait before you go!ReplyDelete
Have a super time.
All the best Jan
I'm counting down already, not long to go at all.Delete
Sounds a lovely place and how lovely to book a spontaneous holiday plus extra time with your sweet girl too xxReplyDelete
I was really surprised when Eleanor said she'd like to come with us, I'm so pleased as she's such good company and I love spending time with her.Delete
How exciting. It's a lovely part of the country and I'm sure you'll all have a wonderful time. XReplyDelete
I absolutely love Cornwall, we've returned many times since we had our first holiday there.Delete
How exciting! We've had some great weather this year already so you're more than likely have some too. Happy exploring. xReplyDelete
I'm keeping my fingers crossed for good weather, we've had holidays in Cornwall with both sunshine and rain and though we do make the best of things when the weather isn't up to much, it's always nicer when the sun's shining.Delete
How lovely, it sounds wonderful!ReplyDelete
It's nice when something like this happens out of the blue.Delete
Wow, how wonderful to get a couple of weeks free, I would have snapped their hand off too! You always have such a good time there, it sounds a fantastic area. xxxReplyDelete
It's only Eleanor who's got a free fortnight, all courtesy of us! We did get a very good deal though so I'm not complaining. We love the area and the site where we stay too, I can't wait to go.Delete
IT sounds like you are going to have a fantastic time!ReplyDelete
I certainly hope so. We've enjoyed all the holidays we've had in Cornwall up to now.Delete
Welcome back to the south west! I hope the good weather continues for you. Will look forward to hearing about the places you visit.ReplyDelete
We had a break from Cornwall last year so we're looking forward to being back again. I'm really hoping we get some good weather, any holiday is that bit better for having some sunshine.Delete
Hi Jo, you couldn't pass up the opportunity of a good deal holiday really could you? especially to such a lovely place. Fingers crossed the weather is good for you, we have been so lucky lately.ReplyDelete
I can understand why you have given up on the Joyful World SAL, I only managed one, they were more involved than they looked. Perhaps you could just frame or mount the ones you have done, at least you would have something to display for those months and your stitching won't have been for nothing.
I love the socks you have knitted for Yarndale, you are very organised, lol.
Have a good week
It was far too good a deal to let it pass us by and now that we've booked I'm getting very excited and counting down the days. I do hope we get some sunshine but I know we'll enjoy it anyway, whatever the weather. I still love the Joyful World design, it's the fabric I chose for it which has spoilt it for me, I'm sure I'd have continued with it if I'd gone for evenweave which is much softer to work with. I may be organised in the knitting of the Yarndale socks but not in the posting, they're still sitting here waiting to be sent off.Delete
A very serendipitous email, just like the one we had last month. Have a fabulous rest and relaxed couple of weeks away. It does look a lovely place.ReplyDelete
It's so hard to resist a good offer no matter how resolute your intentions. I can't wait to go now.Delete
Sounds like a wonderful place! Sometimes I feel that way as well - I don't feel like going on holiday, especially during the summer when there is so much to do. More often than not, however, I'm glad for the break when the time comes.ReplyDelete
We love Cornwall and we love the site where we stay. I know we'll enjoy the holiday even though we'd decided not to go away this year, as you say, you're always glad of a break when it comes.Delete