Well here are a few of our holiday photos. Now let me know when you are bored, ok? Tee hee.
We stayed at a place called Waterside between Paington & Brixham and this was part of our view that we woke to each day ~ a wonderful view of Torquay in the distance and this wonderful coastal train line which steam trains ran along a few times a day. We always knew they were coming as you could hear them toot toot before they steamed there way by, so we always used to run to the window and see which one it was!
As we were so near to Torquay of course we had to pay a visit to the ever beautiful Cockington Village.
I'm sure lots of you have visited this wonderful village and I have a couple of times, but for any of you that haven't really make a special visit there as it is a magical fairytale like place filled with adorable thatched cottages & prettiness.
This one above is called Rose Cottage and has tea rooms at the rear.
This is a photo of the tea rooms gardens, so very pretty. It also had a pond with lots of ducks waddling around too.
Here you can see the man playing the piano in the gazebo whilst everyone enjoyed lunch or cream tea's (as in my case, yummy).
Here is the village Inn above in wonderful grounds, how pretty is this pub!
Just on the edge of Cockington Court's grounds is this very very pretty fairytale cottage which I just wanted to live in forever & ever ~ oooohh wouldn't it just be wonderful to live in such an adorable cottage in beautiful grounds.
The cricket hut on the grounds of Cockington Court.
And then Cockington Court itself. It is set in wonderful woodland with sweeping lawned area to the front which the cricket pitch is situated too.
You can just about see the horse & carts that offer rides around the village at the front of the building.
Inside Cockington Court is a Tea Room, a artist studio and lots of little shops one of which was a soap lady who was making the soaps there in her shop room.
Outside at the rear were gardens and in the stable area some workshops.
One was a Iron Mongers, I didn't get to take a photo of this as you had to let them know if you were using a flash so as not to startle them I presume and I didn't want to disturb them.
But I did get a shot of this huge iron spider in a window frame opposite the workshop, eek imagine finding that on a dark night!
Another workshop was a glass blowing room, which I did manage to get a couple of photos of.
This is the side view of Cockington Court, at this point I am stood near to the Norman Church which is next to the house and is still used to this day and if you wish to marry there you will have to wait 4 years!
Here is another photo of the centre of the village where the horse & carts picked people up for trips around the village.
We there is so much prettiness in this chocolate box village you could just faint, I have so many pretty photos that I took, (yes even more than I have shown you here!) and if you cross the grounds of Cockington Court apparently there are some lakes and a ground keepers cottage too which we didn't even see as we didn't know about them until we had left ~ well at least that is another reason to visit again isn't it.
As you can see we had a deliciously sunny & warm day too that day which was so fantabulous especially for photo taking ~ I do hope I haven't bored you all silly with all these photos, and if I haven't I will do another post with some more Devon snaps seeing as this one is basically all about Cockington Village but really who can blame me with such a wonderful fairytale of a place, I know you will all forgive me for being so indulgent, you will won't you?