Canonsgrove Farm Bed and Breakfast
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We were sad to leave our wild spot of Cornwall, but we had s perfect day of travel across Dartmoor. Parts of it were wild and isolated. All the Dartmoor ponies had new foals and all the new born lambs were prancing about. The Dartmoor prison looked suitably grey, Victorian and forbidding. We called in to Castle Drogo, a national trust property which had a beautiful garden. Our Lyme ...
... was the road, oh really...****!!!
We spent the day down at Lyme Reges which is a very odd name for a pebble beach on the Jurassic coast. It was like a scene from Doc Martin's and was about as quintessential English as it comes. It is famous for its fossils and we fossicked, Darren found two little ones whilst us girls (Bev, Mum and I) paddled in the Chanel which is a fair few degrees cooler than our oceans.
Another beautiful day, so once again off to somewhere in the open.
Stourhead House is not too far from Mere, only about 10 minutes drive.
It was a lovely home inhabited by the Hoare Family (over 300 years ago), who made their money from Banks. Henry Hoare & his wife Alda inherited the house in 1894 & the family made it their home in February 1895. Their only child & son Harry died in WWI. Lady Alda seemed to me to be a really genuine person who was very kind & ...
... but it isn't. Real people live here and mow their lawns and run businesses etc. the thing about The Brits, they don't get up early. Breakfast never starts till 8am and check out is never before 12. So it was pretty much deserted. So it was a surprise when we walked around the corner and there was a small group of people standing about. Turns out it was the crew filming an episode of Doc Martin!! Mum ...
... and boiled eggs and as we sit in the sun we pay due reverence to her forward thinking and care.
We decided not to eat the boiled eggs at this stage, but to save them for tomorrow and indeed they did play a particularly vital support function tomorrow - but more of that later.
We notice here a small village library and before going back on our walk we enquire about internet availability. We are shocked that they have strict ...