I always feel really lucky that we don't live to far from truly inspirational places such as West Wales and I often think that we overlook what is basically on our doorstep. It was so peaceful and the cottage had a lovely large garden with an apple tree and luckily enough for us the weather was dry which meant two nights spent eating outside, overlooking beautiful views across a valley and countryside.
I was really taken by the interior of the cottage which has been sympathetically restored and everything was in keeping with it's age and character. It had the cutest little windows and a small but very well equipped kitchen, from where we watched rabbits racing across the driveway each morning. The beds were incredibly comfy and I easily drifted off into a deep sleep on both nights, as did the little man. The lounge had a wonderful log burner and despite the small size of the cottage it had a separate dinning room and three bedrooms, two which were almost hidden with secret doors leading to very steep stairs into the loft above.
Whenever I stay in the countryside I realise that is were I am most happy, it may be an age thing that I no longer need to hustle and bustle of a city, maybe it's my heart defect that has changed my outlook on life or perhaps wanting to give Mr A an outdoor childhood like I had, I don't know, I just hope one day I end up somewhere out here.
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