A Holiday in South-West England

27 September to 5 October 2003

Our Home from Home - Wain Cottage

Wain Cottage, half of a converted barn, is located at Trevilett, a hamlet a couple of miles inland from Tintagel

The back garden

The dogs rather liked this window sill in our cottage

Lucy and the dogs relaxing in the living room

The sea view from our cottage. On the clearer days, it extended up to Lundy. Remarkably, this sea view wasn't mentioned in the advertised description of the cottage!


Kit Hill - 1 October

The ornate mine chimney, now sadly clad in a range of transmitters and aerials, on top of Kit Hill. As it was raining, we drove right to the top, and so claimed this Marilyn with a minimum of effort. The views were good, but must be very impressive on a clear sunny day, when a walk to the top would be more enjoyable too.


Daymer Bay - 3 October

Daymer Bay is near Padstow, and was a half hour drive from the cottage, but recommended to us as an excellent dog-friendly beach, and so it proved to be, with lovely firm sand for dogs and owners

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Stephen and the dogs

Lucy and the dogs, with a view across the Camel estuary


Tintagel Old Post Office - 3 October

Now owned by the National Trust, though still with post box, the Old Post Office is much photographed for its remarkable roof.


Meldon Viaduct - 4 October

Lucy and some very excitable dogs, on top of Meldon Viaduct, reached by way of the Dartmoor Railway. This is the viaduct George and I had seen on our climb of Yes Tor


Avoncliff Aqueduct - 4 October

After our week in Cornwall, we stayed the night near Bath. On our way to the bed & breakfast, we visited Avoncliff Aqueduct on the Kennett and Avon Canal near Bradford-on-Avon.

A narrowboat crosses Avoncliff Aqueduct.

Looking downstream along the Avon, on its way to Bath

Looking east along the Kennett and Avon Canal


Toghill House Farm - 5 October

A view from our bedroom window at Toghill House Farm, a few miles north of Bath. Located on top of a ridge over 700 feet above sea level, the views on this fairly clear morning were very extensive, stretching from the Cotswolds round to the hills of south-east Wales

Looking to the towers of the Severn Bridge, with the hills of Monmouthshire, the Wye Valley and the Forest of Dean beyond



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