Dreams are for chasing and making them happen. I have always wanted to do a countryside break and stay in a cosy cottage, enjoy the fire place, endless cups of tea, hot baths and peaceful village atmosphere. So when I suggested my other half to do NYE somewhere in the countryside he nodded quickly.
I will not sit here and tell you that travelling is the same as it used to be. It is more challenging with children, you need so much more stuff, you need to plan more and obviously it is less comfortable so the idea of renting a place, pack everything in the car is just so easy. We have decided to find somewhere great on Airbnb as we used their services before for a road trip in Ireland and we loved it. Tadhg has always been keen on exploring Devon or Cornwall and as Devon is closer we opted for less hours of driving and it was perfect.
I have done lot of research and decided that I want to go for two bedrooms so Liam can have his own room and this is all you can do with Airbnb, there are no limits which is great. You can rent a penthouse or a small but stunning place like we did. This cottage totally stole my heart. It was exactly what I was looking for and it was so convenient for a small family. Liam loved it too. And I did get to enjoy those cups of tea and cosy armchair by the fire. And if you do not believe me you can check out a full video from our journey. I loved the setting more than anything. It is set in a lovely small village called Gittisham where pretty much every house is a cottage and has a thatched roof. It was such a lovely change from London especially after crazy month of December that was full of work, social events and Christmas madness.
And as we had a car with us we could explore other places. I cannot even describe how lovely the coastal towns are and how much character there is to find. The beaches as so lovely, fresh sea air, lovely cafes and things to do. It really was a great end how to finish a year and enjoy it with my little family. We had a bit of challenge to find good places to eat as I think we are spoiled by London. We are so used to have the best places at our door step with long opening hours and great food. Lot of places stopped serving lunch after 2 pm which is something we are not used to but there is a hotel and pub The Pig in a walking distance from the cottage which was beyond. You just have to book in advance as it was very busy but full of character. Well, if you are going to Devon come prepared :)
I would definitely do this again and hopefully I will as all three of us had a great time.
Sny jsou od toho, aby se plnily. Tim nemyslim nocni mury, spis ty krasne a takove to nase denni sneni. Ja vzdycky chtela stravit par dni na Anglickem venkove v krasne chaloupce, ktera ma charakter, krb a uzivat si tepla s hrnkem caje v ruce. A kdyz jsem navrhla si zajet nekam tady v Britanii na kratsi dovolenou, manzel okamzite kyvl.
Nebudu tady tvrdit, ze cestovani s detma je stejne jako predtim, protoze neni. Sbohem jsou ty casy, kdy jsem si letiste uzivala, behem letu precetla ctyri casopisy nebo pulku knizky. Cestovat se da, ale musite se na to poradne pripravit. S detma clovek potrebuju tunu veci a proto idea, ze vse nacpeme do auta a proste si nekam zajedeme se nam libila. A rozhodla jsem se najit neco idylickeho na Airbnb. Jejich sluzby jsem vyuzila nekolikrat, napriklad na nas road trip v Irsku a byla jsem spokojena. Tadhg chtel vzdy prozkoumat Devon nebo Cornwall a protoze Devon je zkratka blize, vyhral Devon. Je to asi 4,5 hodiny jizdy a tak jsem zacala hledat, kde se chceme ubytovat a naslu tuhle milou chaloupku, ktera me uchvatila. Je v malicke vesnici Gittisham, kde ma snad kazda budova doskovou strechu a vubec je v krasnem prostredi a presne to jsem chtela. Cestovat s airbnb s rodinou je opravdu super napad a ja si to hrozne uzila. Muzete se klidne podivat na cele video z nasi mini dovolene.
Nejlepsi bylo to, ze autem si clovek proste vsude zajel, projela jsem diky tomu krasne mestecka na pobrezi, uzila si plaze, kavaren na promenade, navstivila akvarium, ale taky jsem se podivala do mesta Exeter, kde jsem drive nebyla. Vse mate na dosah a vlastne si muzete zaridit program jak se vam to hodi a jak to vyhovuje prckovi. Trosku vetsi problem bylo obcas najit dobre misto, kde dobre vari. Londyn nas trochu rozmazlil a treba hodne se nam stavalo, ze restaurace neserviruji jidlo po druhe hodine a nektere byly treba v sobotu zavrene pres obed. Ale kousek od nas bylo neuveritelne misto The Pig, ktere je ztelesnenim britskeho venkova. Tolik charakteru a vyborneho jidla na jenom miste.
Ja si to opravdu uzila a myslim, ze kluci taky. Musime asi brzo vymyslet dalsi vylet.
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