Penventon Park Hotel
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... for the night. I’d seen “Snoozeboxes” at Edinburgh airport but didn’t know that we’d be staying I one here. Basically, shipping containers are converted into three different pods for people to spend the night in. Our tiny space fit a double bed, two bunks, a bathroom, wardrobes and a TV…it was incredible, and as the wind and rain howled outside, we were as snug as no bedbugs in a rug!!!
The next morning we grabbed a coffee in ...
... legs and took off.
There are scores of old stone chimneys in Cornwall, marking the numerous disused silver and tin mines in the area. The countryside is bleak and wind blown, like the West coasts of Scotland, Wales and Ireland, but very beautiful. Lots of stone fences, rocky farmlands and no trees at all.
All of a sudden we're back into green ...
Down the M5 to Devon and Cornwall, via Bristol, Taunton, Exeter and Plymouth.
Weather has turned for the worst, showers and fog, but temp is still 15, and doesn't feel that cold. Stopped at Teignmouth for lunch, a nice coastal holiday town heading towards Torquay.
Torquay is a big holiday town on the South Coast. We continue heading ...
... s place and when we arrived it was raining so the general consensus was to go for coffee. Great idea as by the time we'd finished the sun was out and St Ives was looking glorious and the water was beautiful. It made us want to swim. We walked around the coast and along a lovely beach and looking up at the hill there was quite a large cemetery and I commented that they had the ...
... with well researched replacements.
The garden was obvioulsy a leader in its day, espaliering fruit trees, growing melons and peaches (not usually grown in the English climate). They even heated their greenhouses and had a pineapple pit too. This was heated by rotting horse manure, which is proving more difficult to replicate.
There are ponds, meadows, rides and lawns, and vegie gardens on a fair old ...