Our cottage was once the bakery of the farm and has been converted into a lovely holiday cottage attached by one wall to the converted barn home of the owners.
(this is the back)
Cute isn't it?
Inside was very cosy with two bedrooms and a log fire to keep us warm in the evenings.
We were hoping for some cold weather and we certainly got our wish while we were there.
The surrounding area was very pretty although the trees were still bare and all the apple and pear trees had not yet burst into bloom.
(a nearby old water mill)
The surrounding farmland is green, green, green........
....and covered with lovely yellow flowers
On closer inspection the flowers look suspiciously like ( what we call at home )
only ours are much smaller and the flowers are on long stems.
Here's a close up.
Could these be dandylions? They are too pretty to be weeds!
The hedgerows everywhere have pale yellow primroses sprinkled all over them
as well as some other lovely little yellow daisy-like flowers.
So although the trees were still bare all these cheery flowers made the whole area very pretty.
Our hosts were a lovely English couple who helped us out with lots of good tips on where to go and what to do.
I'll fill you in on our adventures next time.