Ever since the first time I laid eyes on the British countryside I was in love. I remember giggling while on every drive we took in those first few weeks because every church or village that I saw looked exactly like a postcard. It was everything I imagined it would be and more. Friends, British postcards don't lie....the countryside is incredible. Sometimes I seriously just want to cry it's so beautiful. And this past weekend, we finally had the chance to immerse ourselves in it.
I have been an admirer of Canopy and Stars website for a while (if you haven't seen it, go check it out now!!) And I found a great little yurt on an organic farm that I thought would be right up mine and Van's alley. And I was 100% right.
We set off for our glamping adventure in Devon on a Saturday morning and after a 5.5 hour drive we settled in to our host community. We stocked up on a few goodies for dinner from the local farm shop and headed back to the yurt. It was stocked with cooking equipment, firewood and a view.
While sipping wine, I learned a thing or two about cooking on a wood burning stove! I tended the veggies while Van turned caveman on me and cooked the locally sourced steaks on the fire pit! It was great just sitting out in the countryside, listening to the background of farm animal noises and enjoying the cold, fresh air. Yep. It's June and I'm wrapped up in a wool blanket!
After a fantastic dinner on our first night at the yurt, we set out to check on the farm babies. Our dinner, by the way...huge success.
The evening fog rolled in, and although our view was now gone the setting was pretty magical.
While visiting the farm, we were lucky enough to play and feed the 5 little lambs. They were so stinking cute and warmed up to us pretty quickly. Borough Farm is lucky they aren't missing a little lamb. I was very tempted to pack one up in my bag and bring him home with me!!
Aren't they adorbs? Oh, and I just posted a video to Instagram of the little babes. Go take a look!
The rest of the farm was just as I would hoped it would be. Nothing too neat and orderly but a farm with incredible natural, comforting beauty.
I loved the little duck just chilling with the chickens. I don't think he knew he was any different!
Oh....and the baby lambs. Have I mentioned them already?
While visiting Devon, we ventured out to see Brentor Church, Lydford Gorge and Tintagel Castle. And more will be written about them soon enough, but it was so nice to come back to our peaceful little yurt after a day out. I've stayed in many nice hotels in Europe but this experience takes the cake. Glamping. Do it!
We've travelled all over Europe and now that our stay is finally coming to a close, it was nice to take some time out to enjoy this beautiful country.
More coming later on the excursions! Have you ever been glamping?
Our Yurt: Devon Yurts