Weekend Away, Cornwall

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Weekends away with chums are the best.

Stumbling across a bargain somewhere laaavely, loading the car with the most obscene of food shops (heeeello £200 worth of Pimm’s, Procescco, ice cream and BBQ grub), heading out of the city and into the country with the choons (Spotify’s Feel Good Friday) cranked up is my fave.

This BH weekend myself, Matt and our two pals escaped to the west county to stay with Forest Holidays and have a jolly ole time.

As much as I love jetting off to warmer climes to unwind, escaping to the English countryside does wonders. We hurtled through winding country lanes that eventually opened up to this gem.

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Bloody lush isn’t it? A handful of oak cabins over looking the lake filled with hungry (and loud) ducks, with trees home to all sorts of birds that are pretty unafraid to chill with ya on your balcony whilst you eat breakfast. Oh and May bugs, the absolute critters.

The cabin was super spacious, light with a mezzanine level leading down to the main living space, kitchen and bedrooms, OH and a balcony with a hot tub. Hella yeyeah.

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The Pimm’s was cracked open within seconds. Our evening was spent basking in the sunshine, BBQ’in, hot tubbin’, and being (extremely) merry.

We awoke on Saturday keen to explore After gobbling our fill of smashed avo on toast, eggs and coffee we clambered back into the car and set off for Looe. I have always had a soft spot for quaint seaside towns, they remind me of being a nipper and spending the summers begging for Mr. Whippy’s on the beach, crabbing and listening to the boats bobbing in the harbor, my happy place.

It helps when the hazy blue sky matches the pastel washed houses nestled in valley, why doesn’t south London look like this?

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Dreamy (until this evil bugger nabs your chips)

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The town is sweet, just a small network paths of narrow cobbled lanes full of pasty shops, ice cream, souvenirs and rather dubious characters.

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We traipsed thought the lanes, bought a bag of scones for afternoon tea and warm pasties (when in Cornwall n that) then found ourselves a little sun trap on the harbor.

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One bottle of Prosecco down, we made our way back to Deer Park to fire up the barbie and jump in the tub.

I haven’t been eating meat for a little while which can be hard on weekends like this (ALL the BBQ’s and bacon sarnies for breaky) but I have been absolutely loving Linda McCartney’s veggie burger range, really good value and pretty damn yummy as well.

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We got involved with a quiz (guzzling our magnum left over from Christmas in the hot tub, ballers) we were pretty rowdy BUT we came 3rd and won chocolate owls so that was excellent news.

Sunday morning was g l o r i o u s, perfect weather for an adventure. When in the country, I love a walk. Not just a stroll but a proper trek, ideally to the nearest pub.

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With this dream boat of a chap. We got ourselves a map and gave our orienteering skills a whirl.

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Ya can’t go over it, ya can’t go under it, OH NO ya have to go through iiiit! (used to love that book, lol)

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The most idyllic country houses adorned in Wisteria, ALL the future house goals.

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There is nothing much more beautiful that a country lane between bluebell fields soaked in dappled light.

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We spotted deer, cows, sheep (all V exciting for us London folk) and eventually reached the pub. The walk back was significantly quicker (or at least it seemed) and we finished the weekend with yet another barbie and a night of games.

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All in all we had a beautiful, refreshing weekend in the best company, just what I needed!

If you fancy a chilled getaway with your chums / fam I would definitely recommend Forest Holidays, such lovely locations up and down the country that won’t burn a hole in your pocket if you fancy taking a little break from it all.

What did you get up to this BH weekend?

Ix

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  • ninegrandstudent

    Those lodges look super lovely, I’m very jealous! x

    NINEGRANDSTUDENT: A Student Lifestyle Blog

    • Thank you so much Chloe! It was really, really lovely. I would absolutely recommend it – maybe somewhere to unwind after your wedding madness?! Immy x

  • Weekends are away really are the best. I am getting so in to stay-cations you know? The Blonde B

    • They really are, I feel so lovely and relaxed now! I think it’s my new thang, I need to explore England more, it is so beaut! Thank you for stopping by! :) Immy x

  • This sounds so lovely. I actually spent my bank holiday travelling back from a placement in South Africa… but have been craving a weekend in the English countryside! I love the idea of wandering, hot tubbing and just generally being thoroughly relaxed :)
    Jennifer x
    Ginevrella | Lifestyle Blog

    • Ah wow I bet that was incredible?! Definitely going to read all about it on your blog :) I know what you mean, being away for a while makes you crave it SO badly! Definitely try and organise a little trip to celebrate your return, you deserve your cream tea! Immy x

  • Forest Holidays looks like a beautiful place to stay! I love the greenery and the huge windows :D Also I love your outfit, especially your top! -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey’s

    • Thank you Audrey! :) It was so wonderful, I know – the huge windows were my favourite part, definitely one for the dream house! Ooo thank you :) The top is actually a £6 Primark number! Immy x

  • Kate

    What gorgeous photos! Looks like a fab weekend away. x

    Kate Louise Blogs

    • Thank you so much Kate :) It was so much fun! I hope you had a great BH Weekend too! Immy x

  • It looks like you had a great weekend away! We visited Cornwall last June and absolutely loved it! I’d love to go back!
    xo April | April Everyday

    • Thank you April :) It is so beautiful isn’t it, especially at this time of year, you will have to plan another adventure! Immy x

  • Wow, what a stunning town! Looks like the perfect getaway!

    XoXo,

    Tamara – LoveofMode.com

    • Oh thaannks Tamara :) I love pretty towns (especially when there is ice cream involved) Also, your blog is absolutely gorgeous! Immy x

      http://www.immymay.com

  • What a sweet post, the town (and you) look so charming!

    xx
    Lauren
    http://www.sheoesandsashimi.com

    • Ah Lauren that is so lovely :) Thank you for stopping by! Immy x

  • What a sweet post, the town (and you) look so charming!

    xx
    Lauren
    http://www.shoesandsashimi.com

  • Ellie Adams

    I mean, this is pretty much the perfect day. Amazing weather in the UK, BBQ’s and your besties… so keen for this!

    Elle
    http://www.theellenextdoor.com
    xx

    • Rrrriiight! It was so good, and so needed! NEED the sunshine back asap! Thank you for stopping by lovely lass :) Immy x

  • Trang Do

    Love this post! Beautiful photos!

    Xoxo,
    Love from http://www.trangscorner.com {a lifestyle, fashion, beauty, and food blog}

    • Ah thank you so much Trang :) Blogging is such a good excuse for snapping errythanng, all these photos will be such lovely memories :) Immy x

  • Carina Vardie

    Stunning pictures! It looks like you had a wonderful weekend!

    xo
    http://www.carinavardie.com

    • Thank you so much Carina :) I wish I could do it all again – can’t believe it was a week ago now! Immy x

  • Wow, seems like you had a great time!

    Happy Friday doll! Oh, I’m hosting a giveaway, I’d love if you entered!

    BLOG | TAISLANY

    • Thank you lovely! OH, I will check it out but I think I may have missed it! >:( Next time you are hosting one I will definitely get involved! Immy x

  • Gorgeous photos, looks like a wonderful trip. Gemma x
    http://www.jacquardflower.uk

    • Thank you so much Gemma! Wish I was back there in that hot tub right now! Immy x

  • This looks like such a gorgeous weekend!! My BH weekend turned into a bit of a BH week and I went out for dinner pretty much every single day :S goodbye money. I’ve not ever been to Cornwall despite living in Exeter so I think it’s safe to say I’ll be looking into booking a trip like this soon!! xxx
    Lucy @ La Lingua | Food, Travel, Italy

    • Thank you Lucy! Oh whaaaat that sounds so so good, money well spent in my eyes! Oh man, you should definitely pop down one weekend, it is so lovely! Only around 40 mins from Exeter! Hope you are well lovely lady :) Immy x

  • That country road looks like something out of a fairytale, so dreamy. I am craving a getaway so bad right now but I think you’ve just persuaded me into a staycation!

    Laura xx | Loved By Laura

    • I know, and I don’t even think the pictures did it justice! I know, me too! It is aaaall about the staycation! Thank you for stopping by :) Immy x

  • Beautiful photos and looks like you had a fun time. Very nice getaway!

    Ann-Marie | http://facetocurls.com

    • Thank you lovely Ann-Marie! Was SO much fun! I wish every weekend was like that! Although it did take me around a week to recover! Immy x

  • All your photos are absolutely gorgeous – loving this post! It’s beautiful! :)

    Layla xx

    http://www.sprinklesofstyle.co.uk

    • Oooh thank you so much Layla! Immy x

  • Isabelle Collins

    These photos are beautiful, kinda jealous now because I could really do with a weekend away haha! x

    http://www.taintedblues.co.uk

    • I know right! I am actually a bit jealous of myself – I could do with that weekend again haha! Thank you for commenting :) Immy x

  • Wow, gorgeous pictures, such a lovely trip! ☺
    Nati xx
    http://www.simplyartdicted.com

    • Thank you lovely lass! Immy x

  • Looks like an amazing weekend! Have lived in England almost 2 years and still haven’t been to Cornwall. That needs to change!

    http://whenhealthymettasty.com

    • Ooh whaaaat you need to pop down, especially if you live in the city! Maybe plan a weekend to go down, stay by the seaside and have aaall the cream tea! Immy x

  • Sophia W.

    Wow it looks beautiful! Especially the countryside xx

    http://www.themissw.com

    • It was so lovely, I think the country side is good for the soul! I miss it so much up in London >:( Immy x

  • This is my idea of actual HEAVEN. Log cabins give me ALL of the feels and I am feeling sooo happy looking at these photos. Nothing like a staycation!! ♥

    Katie xx ¦ La Coco Noire

    • It was bladdy lavely, SO much nature, so much Pimm’s. The cabins were incredible, there’s just summin so nice and homey about em! I reckon staycations are the way to go. Thank you for commenting lovely lady! Immy x

  • Zohra Ihsan

    Absolutely gorgeous photos! Looks so amazing, can’t wait to visit myself! x

    http://www.yourealreadyinvited.com

  • Looks fantastic! What a lovely gateway from the chaos of a city. I love escaping to the countryside! Best wishes,

    Iga

    http://www.igaberry.com

  • missgetaway

    Oh wow that looks absolutely stunning. I always wanted to visit cornwall – seems to be such a great place. And that outfit you’re wearing in the first picture is gorgeous!

    Love, Kerstin
    http://www.missgetaway.com/

  • Such amazing pictures! It looks beautiful x

    Jessica — NinetyCo

    • Thank you so much Jessica, I want to go back this year! Happy New Year :) Immy x