Sunday, 30 May 2010

Clovelly village

After visiting Clovelly Court Gardens, we walked down the steep hill in to Clovelly Village just in time to have an early evening meal.

Don't you just love this golden evening light.

The views are really quite breathtaking.

I love the look of this house, all that greenery around the door and flowers growing by the window, very pretty indeed. I think it's my favourite house in Clovelly!

The tea room's door and window are adorned with lovely ornate carvings. Unfortunately, it was closed by the time we got there.

There were a lot cats out and about. Which meant I had to stroke each of them on my way. I can't resist cats!

Time to walk all the way back up the cobbled hill... in my flip flops! I usually wear much more sensible footwear when I go walking but on this day that wasn't the case. Luckily, my feet coped well, no nasty blisters.

All in all we had a fantastic time in Devon, as you will have no doubt gathered from my past three posts.

A bientôt!

Isabelle X

Tuesday, 25 May 2010

Clovelly Court Gardens - Devon

After leaving Donna's house, we drove a short distance to Clovelly. Our first stop was Clovelly Court Gardens, a classic example of a Victorian kitchen walled garden.

I was very much taken in by the beauty of these gardens. It was like stepping back in time.

Enjoy the tour...

Can you see the sea in the distance?

Although the photos give you an idea of what to expect, you have to be there to experience the atmosphere. Alan and I couldn't believe how lucky we were to have the gardens to ourselves. Probably because it was the end of the day, the gardens closed 40 minutes after we left.

My next post will be about our steep walk downhill into Clovelly Village.

A bientôt!

Isabelle X