After having had our holiday to Portugal scuppered, I went about trying to find an alternative. I spent most of the day searching the internet to no avail. Of course, everywhere's going to be booked! No one can travel abroad. What was I thinking? The Sun and the stars or whatever the saying is must have all been in alignment for me that day. I spotted Diana's Cottage. It looked perfect! After emailing My Favourite Cottages. The lovely Amanda replied within the hour. Happily, As the cottage was new to the market it was available, we were going to be Diana's Cottage's first official Guests. We were on our way! :)
Diana's Cottage is set on a historic site full of character with wonderful views over the North Devon countryside, close to Braunton and Saunton sands is only a short drive away.
From the moment we arrived, Diana's Cottage felt like home! It was warm and welcoming mainly due to the fabulous AGA in the kitchen, and the lovely scones and fresh flowers left by our hosts What a lovely touch! The Kitchen is well equipped and includes a regular cooker but we enjoyed cooking on the AGA (first time for everything) even if we did make the odd mistake, this is where we all congregated for a drink or to plan what we were going to do the next day. Stretching out like cats in front of that AGA.
The sitting room was very comfortable with glorious views over the garden and a glimpse of the valley. The bedrooms were equally comfortable. Crisp white linen and comfortable beds with ample storage. We were lucky enough to have good weather and spend most of our time on the beach (Saunton Sands roughly 2 miles away) so it was great to return to the large family bathroom with a super hot power shower and fluffy white towels!
The secret garden is accessed via the gate marked 'Diana's secret Garden' Enclosed mainly by a high hedge with a high wall to the front. A delightful outside space with beautiful views over the stunning countryside and safe so children can run free. Equipped with BBQ and garden furniture the perfect place to enjoy a drink or a meal.
We all enjoyed our stay at Diana's cottage very much and wished we'd booked for longer. One thing for sure we are all agreed we're definitely going back!