Vintage Breaks

Campervans, caravans, sheds, tiny houses in trees and my diary of a vintage holiday park.

The Camel Trail

The Camel Trail is a 17 mile bike and walking trail running from Wenford Bridge on Bodmin Moor to Padstow. It follows the path of the old railway line and really is beautiful. Almost completely flat I’d say and with an even surface it makes for a perfect day out cycling. The section between Wadebridge and Padstow is a bit like cycling on a road except with no cars of course. There are loads of picnic benches and places to stop along the way so you can take a flask or lunch and sit and enjoy the view whilst you eat.

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The scenery is ever changing I joined the trail at Bodmin today. It’s really well signposted and easy to get to, the beginning of the trail is just past the Bodmin Jail. You set off here through beautiful wooded areas and will pass the Bodmin and Wenford Steam Railway on your left. I also spotted a rather lovely looking tea rooms a little further down the trail. Before reaching Wadebridge you will also pass the Camel Valley Vineyard which I was thinking would be a perfect place to stop on your return journey for a lovely glass of Cornish wine!

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The section of the trail between Bodmin and Wadebridge.

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After Wadebridge, where if you fancy a shorter ride you can hire bikes and find lots of parking, you will ride all the way along the estuary and into Padstow.  It’s full to bursting with pretty shops and houses plus the cycle trail ends up almost exactly at Rick Steins Fish and Chips. Which of course you will totally deserve after all that exercise!

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Overlooking the estuary…

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When I reached Padstow I turned around this time and cycled back to Wadebridge so I could get a lift back to Spring Park. My lift had been surfing so was of course late its a good job Royal (that’s my bike) has all these handy racks and I had thought to bring a book! It was a real treat to sit in the sun with my book for half an hour and not be cold.

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See you soon x

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Rug Inspiration

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At the moment I am trying to find ways to hide our carpet since we moved in the dogs, well I suspect it was only one of them and I am naming no names, have scrabbled it up and destroyed it. I have been pinning a lot of gorgeous rugs so today’s pinspiration is a riot of colours and pattern. You will find loads more of these rugs on my Home board. Oh and I will leave you with just one more it didn’t quite fit in with my other pictures but none the less I love it, from Node!

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See you soon x

Dartmoor

Sunday was grey and windy here in Cornwall so instead of heading to the beach we took the dogs over to Dartmoor. We went for a bit of a drive around as I surprised myself and bought a new map. On our travels we saw some great cabins and tiny houses including this one that has a living roof, my favourite kind of roof in case you were wondering. Plus the added bonus of tiny round windows.

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Not a great photo I know but I spied it over the hedge, made Paddy turn around so I could take a peak at it and nearly got us stuck in the mud. Oh well we got out in the end and went for a nice walk with the dogs at Ingra Tor. There is also a place nearby called Routrundle, I love my new maps!!!

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On our drive home we saw this lovely little cabin tucked away in the trees and such a nice colour. Looks cosy doesn’t it? I would have loved a little look inside.

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We also saw this shed in someones garden I love the wooden tiles or shingles or whatever they are called!

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So I am sure we will be doing a lot more exploring around Dartmoor in the near future and I am sure you will hear all about it!

See you soon x

 

New York

I know I said I was going to write some posts about my trip to New York but the week has run away with me what with the storms and everything. While I was away I did get plenty of time to wander around which is my favourite way of sightseeing. I found a few lovely little cabins and sheds tucked away in corners of the city so I really wanted to share those with you. I was lucky to be able to wander around Central Park in the snow on a few occasions it was like being in Narnia especially since there was hardly anyone around. I kept expecting to see Mr Tumnus around every corner. In the middle of all the snow I stumbled upon the Swedish Puppet Theatre.

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Also this lovely lakeside gazebo imagine sitting there on a warm summer day!

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Down at the Seaport close to Brooklyn Bridge I found this little boaty cabin. I think it’s a ticket office but I am not sure it was cute anyway.

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Finally back to Central Park for this little cabin! It has even got icicles…..how amazing.

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So anyway those are the tiny places I found on my New York travels I am sure there are many more I will have to go back to check them out.See you soon x

Red White and Blue

So in case anyone following us on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram hadn’t noticed I have just been to New York. So for my Sunday colours I will share some red white and blue along with a lovely dose of the Stars and Stripes. Then next week I am going to write some posts about my trip!

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All these pictures are from my Red White and Blue Pinterest board.

See you next week x

Pips Cabin

I spent most of last week doing some redecorating in Pips Cabin. A task which started off as adding a bit of colour to one wall turned into painting the entire cabin! As I mentioned before we chose Farrow and Ball Dix Blue for the main walls and then finished the final one with Alfie available at B&Q. It’s a grey paint we have used before in our house.

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We chose a selection of pictures some of which we have been collecting on our travels over the years and framed then in white frames. We have hung them all on the wall with some wire shelves and our print tray, I will just need to collect some new trinkets to put in the print tray. I have decided the things in it need to be mainly white!

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The armchair with it’s vintage throw is looking very cosy and I added our beloved china Newfoundland to the wire shelves, there is a little bit of a dog theme and there’s nothing wrong with a little bit of kitsch here and there!

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Then we moved the grandfather clock and put some hooks on the wall for coats and dog leads. I have also changed the curtains for some dark blue vintage ones I had. I think they go well with both colours.

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Of course I wasted a little bit of time taking pictures of the parrot he goes rather nicely with Pips vintage teacups and my lemon water!

If you fancy a stay in Pip and his cabin you can book it here he still has availability for valentines weekend…..it would be so cosy snuggled up in there by the fire.

See you soon x

Mint Green Colour Pinspiration

This Sunday I have chosen some mint green colour pinspiration, I have been looking at a lot of 1940’s interiors pictures and so have taken inspiration from the pastel paint colours and the kitchenalia.

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I will be back tomorrow as we have got lots of  exciting news and pictures to share this week and it looks like rain so I will have plenty of  computer time. Plus I will be getting ready for my coming trip to New York. Studying the weather and stockpiling jumpers I think.

See you soon x