Saturday, 11 June 2011

seven days & seven nights...

A weeks holiday is never long enough is it? We have just returned from our annual summer holiday, we usually go earlier in the year for the better weather and more affordable holiday prices. This year we splashed out and booked an amazing beach chalet on one of our favourite beaches in Cornwall.

Driftwood was perfect, simply but beautifully furnished, without skimping on good quality with Dualit toaster and kettle, John Lewis bedding and large comfy sofa. There was a welcome pack on arrival that included tea, milk, focaccia, ginger fairings biscuits, a bottle of wine and a beautiful large bouquet of flowers on the table. There was also a good selection of books and games, and the kitchen was well stocked, with enough utensils for cooking and preparing delicious meals. Two surfboards balanced in the rafters, tempting folk who have never surfed before to get them down. With the Sunset Surf cafe a few minutes walk away where you can hire wetsuits and get lessons there really is no excuse not to give it go!

Pete had to come home for a day as he was filming on one of his nature reserves with Julia Bradbury for BBC TV's Countryfile programme. Poor thing, it was a 12 hour round trip on the train. So the boys and I had a day out on The Lizard, eating breakfast at Polpeor Cafe and horse riding at Poltesco Valley Stables. We also stocked up on lots of local food at nearby Trevaskis Farm, a 15 minute drive from the chalet.

With a sea view and a beach literally on the doorstep, there really wasn't any need to go far at all, a trip to St. Ives across the bay was about as far as we ventured. Already we are dreaming of returning to Drfitwood and we've only been home a few hours!


  1. How great, what a fantastic holiday home you found. I love the way you did your photos.

  2. Fabulous! Love it there. My uncle is a regular at Sunset Surf - still surfing at 77!! We're usually at Godrevy Cafe - can't resist the hot chocs. So pleased you had a lovely holiday, especially as you've returned to this weather. x

  3. Oh Emma what a beautiful place! I've already checked availability and nothing til next year... I've bookmarked it for next summer. Love cornwall. Lou x p.s. love your flower crown.


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