🚨New Property: The Owl House, Little Massingham 🏡
Sleeps 10 | 3 bedrooms | Dog-friendly (up to 2 dogs)
Can somebody give us a 'Hoot, Hoot'? 🦉
Welcome to this beautiful brick and flint barn in the heart of rural paradise. There is so much to love about this stunning retreat, but we have fallen head over heels for the open plan living room and the huge 16ft table with an impressively imposing chandelier made with shed antlers. It also has a double vaulted ceiling with exposed Canadian spruce timers. See more, by heading over to our website! #WelcomeTheOwlHouse#myhideawaysadventure#visitnorthnorfolk#littlemassingham#familybreaks#dogfriendlybreaks#ruralcountryside#luxurybreaks
I sometimes wish I had windows all around the cottage to capture these beautiful sunsets at sundown. .............
..Here in Alentejo , we have exactly half hour more of evening sky...... we’ve had two very very windy days ..... today was chilly. But sunny...... Pedro was here this afternoon, sorting and cutting my wood......the wood is all piled up and Mr Ze put my half of the wood on top of the other.... a process of getting it stacked properly now follows 😄 wishing everyone a happy Tuesday evening and hope your day was a good one .................. #alentejosunset 🌅 #countryliving#cottagelife#ruralcountryside#january2020 💖 lo
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Nidderdale - designated ‘Area of Outstanding Beauty’ - and on a sunny day there is nowhere more beautiful.
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A fabulous family home sitting in the heart of the much sought after village of Great Cheverell. Almost completely rebuilt by the current owner, the house is a wonderful mix of the old and new. Light flows in from all directions whilst still retaining the character of an earlier time. With state of the art ground source heating, pale ceramic tile flooring, an elegant kitchen, stylish bathrooms, four bedrooms and a gorgeous garden, this is a family home good to go.
In the interest of trying to lose those pesky Christmas pounds I decided to return to my walking.
You see those green fences in the first picture? That was the second hill we had to climb up!
So after about 20 mins going carefully down the slippery slope, minding the leaves and steps.... I slip and fall over on a flat field!!! Only I could do that. Once my friend and I had finished laughing I got up and carried on.
The view at the top was worth the unexpected mud slide!
Wishing all you lovely people a very happy and healthy new year, and looking forward to seeing you in 2020. If you look closely you can see Ripon Cathedral in the distance (another fab walk - Studley Roger Seven Bridges).
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Beautiful sunshine for our walk around Swinsty Reservoir yesterday.
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Views from my garden into the French countryside over the course of today starting about 11.30am as the thick fog lifted through to 4.45pm as the sun began to set.
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Nigel Slater has always been my favourite ‘go to’ cook/chef. So it brought tears to my eyes when I received this amazing gift - his latest book with this inscription! Our guests are always telling us our breakfasts are delicious, which I love, but this is the ‘icing on the cake’!
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We managed to do it this year - thanks to Jenny, our daughter-in-law to be - and just loved taking part in the walk from Ripon Cathedral to Fountains Abbey. We are so lucky to have such incredible places on our doorstep.
Following our third season (where has the time gone?), we were very happy to receive our booking.com award for 2020 this morning. Delighted to say we have retained our 9.8 rating - a big thank you to all our lovely guests.
Sitting in front of the log burner looking out onto this fabulous skyline this evening.
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Peruvians 🇵🇪 have incredible work ethic. We've learned so much from the "campesinos", the rural farmers that live amongst the majestic landscape of the Andes Mountains ⛰️ and Amazon Jungle🌳.
Most of these farmers live in simple adobe houses, made from a combination of clay-rich dirt, water💧, and chopped straw. They tirelessly make thousands of bricks by hand and then set them to dry in the sun☀️.
This is the unseen back-breaking work that farmers in the rural countryside across the globe must do...without this, they wouldn't be able to provide us with their delicious crops, such as cacao beans! 😋🍫♥️
This is Cauki and his father making Adobe bricks in the mountains of the sacred valley. Living with them was a pleasure and an inspiration everyday. In the last photo you will see friend Plinio with a village elder...they are standing in front of some simple Adobe houses.
Fountains Abbey - no matter how many times I visit I am still in awe of its beauty. Autumn mid-week mornings when you feel as if you have the place to yourself could be my favourite time to visit. But then again ......
🤣🤣🤣🤣 receiving this from my gorgeous funny girl @clairelou3640 you make me howl sweetie thank you 🤣💖💓💞💕🕷🕷🕷🕷🕸🕸🕸
Am having spider freak outs!! Kent In rural country side location spiders are 10 times bigger than in Newcastle and some have fat fat fat bodies 😥😥😥 the other day one hide in my rolled up yoga mat lord give me patience and they then run like speed lightning back were ever they came from #spiders#ruralcountryside#countrysidebugs#countrysidespiders not huge fan
In stores now is the richly colored Naturescapes Pheasant Run collection, created by painter Rosemary Millette. Renowned for her pheasant paintings, this intricately detailed collection features a scenic panel as well as coordinating pheasant and natural grass prints. Pheasant Run is complemented by Naturescapes prints and textures, and brings out the beauty of countryside living in any project!
The Common Orange Lichen is common indeed but one of it's other names Maritime Sunsplash does seem more creative for the colour and pattern it creates on stone walls and hardwoods. Ancient trees have a big part to play (as some lichens thrive on very old bark) in this
friendly set up between a fungus which provides shelter and an algae and/or a cyanobacteria which provide food. Amazing plant life which can be found almost anywhere!
Photo taken on a tiny bridge near Sandon (even the name of this village reminds us of sunshine and sand) on The Herts Way