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A short stay on Exmoor.

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Our first break of the year and even though it was short it was very enjoyable and the change of scenery was very good for us.

Here is a collection of photos taken. We were based near Porlock and the coastal scenery around there was magnificent from the moorland all around us.
I particularly liked the pretty cottages in the small villages.

We went on a steam train on the Lynton to Barnstaple Railway. There is only one mile of the track open – just another 19 miles to go………one day!

There were some quaint tea rooms too!

I did enjoy my time there, hope you did too

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How lovely, Chris....the cottages look idyllic...Periwinkle tearoom was obviously a must stop.Thanks for sharing with us.

25 Sep, 2020

 

looks a lovely place - nice to get away somewhere nice

25 Sep, 2020

 

What beautiful cottages and scenery. Looks like
a wonderful place to visit.

25 Sep, 2020

 

Glad you had a lovely time,Chris,and it brought back some nice memories of that train,when we stayed in Lynton,.a very short journey but lovely . The tearoom looks so inviting,and it obviously beckoned to you too.:o) Thank you for sharing it with us..x

25 Sep, 2020

 

I’m pleased you both got the chance to escape to a beautiful part of the country, Chris. Your pics are really lovely! The rustic charm of the cottages and the surrounding picturesque scenery. Makes you feel quite nostalgic to an extent with the vintage signs and the old train too.
Thank you for sharing your holiday with us. ;-)

26 Sep, 2020

 

I'm glad you enjoyed your few days away. It's a beautiful area ... but I am biased because my maternal grandfather's family came from that area, the edge of Exemoor and small villages around Barnstaple. We've been there on many holidays.
Did you go down Porlock Hill ? It's VERY steep ! :O
Thanks for showing your photos :)

26 Sep, 2020

 

Meadowland - Now the sad news....Periwinkle Tea Room was full and there was a queue so we had to give it a miss!

Paul it was a really nice area to visit and spectacular views - on a clear day.

Lily bell thank you for looking. Many of the cottages were painted that ochre colour because they were on National Trust land.

Bloomer, yes, that train journey didn't last for long did it but it was still very enjoyable! Glad you did it too. The ticket entitled us to all day travel up and down the track but we only did it the once!

Kate, it was like stepping back in time as we wandered round those little villages. We even saw the blacksmith at work in a village called Bossington!

Oh Hywel it was interesting to read of your connection with that part of the country. Porlock Hill is VERY steep and has quite a few bends as well. I didn't envy the cyclists!!! It is a lovely area.

26 Sep, 2020

 

Lovely to see the gorgeous scenery, the old buildings are just fabulous. I am pleased you managed to get a change of scenery ... at last! :o))

26 Sep, 2020

 

its years since we went up/down Porlock hill. on a motor bike and it certainly put a strain on our joints.
real chocolate box prettiness.

so glad you had a lovely break.

26 Sep, 2020

 

So glad you managed a trip away, even a few days this year is something good to look back on, it looks a beautiful area, I love all the cottages, they are jigsaw scenes all of them, thankyou so much for sharing your lovely photographs W'rose....

26 Sep, 2020

 

Thanks Shirley it was a lovely few days. We stayed in a B and B where they also did evening meals. It was the best we have ever stayed in.

Sbg - we saw a number of motor bikes enjoying the challenge! It is a very pretty part of the country.

Lincslass - it was this time last week we were setting off and I would happily be doing it all over again!

27 Sep, 2020

 

I'm pleased you were able to get away for a break Chris I think we are all desparate to ' break out ' what lovely old cottages it's how you imagine England should be . The photos are lovely I feel as though I've been on a mystery tour ,Thank you for sharing your week with us x

27 Sep, 2020

 

Chris, that sounds delightful. :o)

28 Sep, 2020

 

Amy, the cottages are very English aren't they?! I would love to see inside them all!! We found such a nice place to stay we have decided to go back later in the autumn.

Shirley, it was a very pleasant 3 days away and to have meals prepared for me was such a treat!!

28 Sep, 2020

 

Chris, that's definitely one of the best things about going away from home for a few days!

29 Sep, 2020

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