Weekend in the country

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I love being from London but most of the family I have in the UK are also from London which means I rarely get the luxury of escaping to the country for the weekend but last month we did just that.

We drove down to Axminster on Friday evening and checked into our lodge at the Hawkchurch Resort & Spa. The drive was actually not too bad from London and the lodge was really nice! Neither Michael or I had ever stayed in a lodge but it was really beautiful and the perfect place to spend the weekend. We had a large kitchen/living room/dinning room area, a nice bedroom with a huge bed, two bathrooms and even a hot tub!

We arrived pretty late on in the day as Michael had work until a little later and we made the rooky mistake of thinking we could get dinner at 9.30PM as you can in London but luckily there was a Tesco not too far and we had a quick make-shift dinner.

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The following morning I discovered that the internet is currently not as good as I’d hoped (something that they’re working on) but it was actually the perfect excuse to switch off. We played board-games which Hawkchurch Lodge kindly provides, went on walks by the sea, cooked and chilled in the Hot Tub.

Sunday afternoon we headed out for lunch and I must admit we failed at this a little, we really wanted to visit The Tytherleigh Arms┬ábut didn’t realise we needed to pre-book but I will definitely check it out next time we’re in the area.
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We then drove back on Monday morning and were back in London after two hours, feeling far more relaxed and having really enjoyed some country air!

I was surprised by how much I feel in love with Hawkchruch Resort & Spa, it was the perfect way to spend a weekend in England and I’m already planning to book and go back. They’re part of Darwin Escapes and there are lodges up and down the country so I may actually check out one of the other locations but I can’t recommend Hawkchurch Resort & Spa enough.

I’m always hunting new places, not too far from London to explore over the weekend.

Would love to hear your recommendations in the comments!


  1. 16th November 2016 / 3:50 pm

    This looks lovely and something I want to do with my other half sometime soon! Also I love your pjs, they’re literally so cute x

    Always, Alice

  2. Erin
    16th November 2016 / 8:24 pm

    Love your Pyjamas! They are fab! I have no recommendations though I’m afraid, too far away, but if you are ever in scotland check out Stobo Castle, it is incredible!

    Erin || MakeErinOver

  3. 17th November 2016 / 10:10 am

    What a nice recap, sounds and looks like you had a great time.

  4. hannah moir
    30th November 2016 / 10:44 am

    this web site is really nice

  5. 8th December 2016 / 2:49 pm

    Those pyjamas are so cute! Where did you get them from? Looks like a lovely holiday too!

    Madame Raptor x

  6. Pamela
    6th January 2017 / 8:53 pm

    Ahh where did you get these pjs?
    So cute! xx

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