.: Cornwall & Devon :.

I’m really late with my photos. I guess this is what happens when you take so many! Trying to finish all of them so I can select the best ones for our 2015 book. We’ve agreed to select 30 photos each and print out a book. It’s going to be a though decision.

Anyway, back in May we’ve spent a long weekend away in Cornwall & Devon, just right after we moved houses.

We didn’t explore all we wanted to, because we only had 2 days really so we could return back home before all the madness of a long weekend.

Our hotel

There’s a lot of coast to explore, we probably need to go back to see everything properly. It’s just… it really takes ages to get there

One of the places we’ve had the chance to visit was Looe. Looe is quite a small town, but I have to say really charming, especially when the sun decided to show it’s grace.

You can see the differences between the 2 photos

We’ve decided to enjoy the hotel that afternoon. Next day, on our way back home we had a stop over in Brixham, which is very close to Torquay (english riviera)

One of the places I was really keen on visiting was the famous Durdle Door (which he insists on calling Dumbledore)

Expectation

The reality was it was too cloudy and cold!

How to get there

I would recommend a visit around Sunset after checking weather conditions.

.: Langdon Court Hotel – Plymouth :.

Ah, a long weekend ahead! In England we love celebrating a long weekend! Everyone starts planning months in advance, specially for those long weekends closer to the so-called “summer”. The Spring bank holiday is a favourite!

Since the previous long weekend was spent in the house move, we’ve decided that we wanted to stay away this one and enjoy the gorgeous english countryside. The choice: Cornwall and the Jurassic Coast! We had stayed in the English Riviera (Torquay – pronounced Torkey) before, but we didn’t had enough time to go a bit further down and reach Cornwall. It’s not that far from London, around 3h50… except on a long weekend where there is loads of traffic!

Anyway, although we normally end up staying in big chain hotels (I try to make the most use of my Marriott status as I can!), I also love exploring the little boutique hotels, like the one we’ve stayed in Torquay itself.

The choice this time was a gorgeous hotel east of Plymouth, right in the country side: Langdon Court Hotel

Langdon Court Hotel – Photo from official website

Langdon Court – Official Website – the Gardens

Langdon Court – Around the hotel

The hotel

Gorgeous isn’t it?

Our room – photos from my mobile:

Could get used to this view! It’s indeed the perfect place for relax!

After more than 5h driving (because of the traffic), we were more than ready to have some lunch. Langdon Court Hotel also happens to be a well known restaurant in the area, so I was more than curious to try it out:

I had the shrimp and chorizo linguine, and I have to say it was really tasty!

Also thumbs up for the professional and friendly service!

Couldn’t resist a cheesecake for pudding!

After lunch we were more than ready to go out and explore around 🙂

Yap, a lovely hotel, perfect to escape it all and just relax!