We needed a break from all the chaos of house moving, and the trip to Exeter show has given us a good opportunity. So, as we were in South Devon already, we booked into Chillington House B&B, in the village of Chillington, near Kingsbridge. We made it our base for exploring that part of Devon, which we have not visited before.
Just a note on Chillington House - lovely B&B, owned and run by a young couple;
Adam, an experienced chef, and his wife. The whole place is light and bright, very comfortable and spotlessly clean. The breakfast was a delight, besides the usual choice of cereals etc, there is a menu with 5 cooked dishes made to order, cooked by Adam.
Our room had a modern large four poster bed, which was very comfortable, the best sleep I have had in any B&B!
A large bathroom with walk in shower (note for our overseas visitors - definitively no carpet in the bathroom :-).
If you ever plan to visit this part of Devon, do have a look at their website, I do recommend it.
So, I will share with you some of the places we visited.
a medieval fortress, which you could easily imagine in a spooky film.
A late lunch on the terrace of a small restaurant across the road.
Brixham, still very much a working fishing port.
afternoon tea at The Singing Kettle
walk along the Slapton Sands Beach, with its own history
built by Cistercian monks in 13th century and later became the home of Sir Francis Drake
its huge barn
and apple press
one more stop on the way home,
A la Ronde near Exmouth,
a unique 16-sided house, built in 18th century for two spinster cousins on their return from a European grand tour. It contains many objects from their travels.
It was built around the central hall; to take the advantage of the daylight, the ladies could move from room to room during the day following the light, as it moved around the building.
the gallery above which houses a collection of shells
a view from the house
I hope you have enjoyed my trip.
Thank you for your visit and your continuing support.