Cottage Life

14 April 2013

The end to the Easter hols is looming. That 'back-to-the-grindstone' feeling is hovering around my head and keeps poking me every so often to let me know that it will be waking me nice and early and shouting 'time to earn your pennies Tamsin!' In the mean time, I can look back on the lovely cottage stay I had during the holidays and pretend I'm still my head.

I stayed in a little converted barn cottage on the outskirts of Oswestry, about half a mile from the Welsh border. There were two cottages, both had hot tubs and each could sleep four people with a dog, which was great because I was able to take Max. There was a log burner and a big open plan kitchen living room. The cottages were just off the owners land who was a farmer. You could see all the animals right from the window and it had such a lovely atmosphere. When I got there, it had snowed so much so it was so wintry and beautiful, but we were graced with fantastic weather for all five days. I decided to explore Wales more than Shropshire and I'm so glad I did. I've always enjoyed Wales, and in the snow, it felt like I was in the Alps most of the time. I did a lot of walking during the day, and then go back to the cottage, have an obligatory drink in the afternoon sun and then have a dip in the tub. Perfect.





I was there from Monday to Friday and it was the perfect little getaway to spend some quality time chilling, walk Max tons, do some really good cooking and enjoy the hot tub. All I would say is prepare for your car to get dirty! Tiny farm roads are not a white cars friend ;) If you're interested in where we stayed, you can check it out here. I'd highly recommend it :)

You can see the walks I did at Lake Vrynwy and Pontcysyllte Aquaduct from my time away too if you missed them :)

Now back to reality. Sigh.

-Tamsin xxx


  1. This looks beautiful! Great photos too - glad you had a lovely time :) x x x.

  2. This looks like such a cosy place!

  3. This place looks incredible! Love the fire place, I find that no matter where you are a fire place with a fire going can make anywhere seem homely! XX

    Hannah, Glitter And Sparkle

  4. This looks a lovely place - I've always wanted to stay somewhere with a hot tub, but they all seem to be in the middle of nowhere and very difficult to explore if you can't drive like me! Happy to know that it's not only my own boyfriend that's a pyromaniac as well - what is it about boys and fire, they can't resist! xx

  5. Looks beautiful! Glad you had a lovely time :)
    Carissa xx
    Vanilla Crush Blog

  6. This looks amazing!! I love going for walks up in the valleys :) xx

  7. Fab photos, it sounds like you had a lovely time!

    Leanne @ Leanne-Marie | Beauty, fashion & lifestyle. x x

  8. Aww it looks and sounds like you had the best time - beautiful photographs! <3

    Jennie xo |


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