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Time Out in Devon

So last weekend we took a trip to Devon for the first time in 2 years. We stayed in a lodge we have stayed in twice previously and it didn’t fail to disappoint. It was just as magical as we remembered and we loved how almost everything was still exactly the same! We were so lucky with the weather and although we had to dodge some showers and some of our time was spent watching a film inside away from the rain we still managed lots of chill time in the tub! Being in a cosy lodge isn’t all bad when it rains anyway, we just lit up the log burner and snuggled down! ☺

Poppy certainly liked the heat too!

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On Saturday we started off with breakfast at The Bakehouse in Cullompton. We had booked a table as for a quirky little cafe it gets very busy. The breakfast was hearty! Just what we needed for our day ahead.

We then took a trip into Dartmoor National Park and visited Haytor Rocks. We were surprised how many people were there climbing the rocks but it was a beautiful day and although the wind was howling and it was quite a trek up the views and beautiful rainbow made it 100% worth it.

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If it wasn’t for the howling wind I and light showers at the top I would have attempted to climb the rocks to the top too but instead I wimped out and took pictures of Scott while holding onto Poppy!

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As we were exploring the rocks we came across some Dartmoor ponies just grazing, as they are free roaming I always love it when we see some as there is never a guarantee where they will be or if we will even see any.

On the way back we stopped in a little town called Bovey Tracey and had a cream tea at Home Farm cafe. We have visited this twice previously and once again the cream tea did not disappoint either! The cafe has a dog friendly room but as the sun was shining we chose to sit outside and have a cream tea each! The portions really are huge and we ended up taking a scone home each but it really was delicious!

After this we took a drive into Dartmoor and spotted a lone pony so stopped to take some pictures of the scenery and yet another rainbow. Although you could say the roads are a little hairy at times when you are driving up on cliffs it really is just a stunning view and every single time I go there I just wish I could up and move there!  We pulled in at a little stream and stone bridge to take some photos, by this time Poppy was fast asleep in the back so we didn’t stay long before heading back to rest our aching legs!

On Sunday we headed into Exeter for some shopping and found a great place to eat that does Cider and Pies! Not that we are great cider lovers but they had so many varieties it was hard not to find one you didn’t like! The food was again amazing and the service great and I’m definitely pleased we spent a little extra time looking for somewhere different to eat, even if it did mean I got a little grumpy hungry!

When it came to Monday we were sad to be leaving our romantic nights under the stars at our peaceful, beautiful little lodge and have no doubt that one day we will be back but just maybe in a few years. Now I think we are ready to explore somewhere new and find somewhere else to make happy memories like we have in Devon.

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