Summer has flown and Autumn is upon us. The fields are ploughed and muddy boot abound. I prefer to wear leggings in the winter, they are not a bit flattering but with the short spats, I am able to keep the mud from creeping up to my knees. This is the time to start thinking about the nice holidays away we have had and look forward to next year, get planning!
For the last couple of years we have preferred self-catering holidays. There are some very nice houses to find for reasonable rent. While walking the Cleveland Way, we stayed in a lovely cottage with a Hot Tub on the Patio. This was all very nice after a days walking to have a soak with a G & T at hand!
Nearby was a Trout farm. They sold the most beautiful tasting Trout. To cook, just wrap in foil with a few herbs, onions and a splash of cider, accompanied with Salad and new potatoes or garlic bread , Lovely grub.
We also had a week in Scotland. This house was very unusual in that it was a very old Hotel converted into apartments. Our apartment was very roomy with a big kitchen and very large sitting room with a big bay window overlooking the street.
We also had a week in Wales. This house was an original Farmhouse, all very well equipped. The only noise was the cockerel in the mornings. From here we walked some of the coastal paths, also a lovely river path directly from the house.
The next picture is of Hewenden Mill, Yorkshire. A gem of a place,
With a good games room.
A word of warning:
One house in Ludlow I was just about to book for next year's '100' when I decided to have a look on Google maps to see just where the house was. I was booking this independent of any company, so taking extra care. After some searching, because the owner was misleading with the post code, I found that it was right on the corner of an Industrial Estate and the view described was looking across a main road! I imagined that the lorries would be beeping at all times of the night and day so was able to cancel just before sending off a considerable deposit.