Thursday, 4 June 2009

Tantalising views of the sea

St Johns was easy to find, just a couple of miles beyond Blackmore Gate, near Combe Martin, beautifully, peacefully, situated in its lovely ‘natural’ grounds and with its tantalizing distant view of the sea.

Every facility was provided, inside and out, by the relaxed, generous owners, and warm and comfortable throughout. We loved the country location and the flowers (especially the primroses – abundant in the spring), and the visits from a huge colourful cockerel with his harem. We called him Fred. He was truly monarch of all he surveyed.

The cottage’s proximity to some of the most stunning views of Exmoor and the sea, including Hunters Inn and its beautiful riverside walk to Heddons Mouth, Lynmouth through Porlock to Minehead, made this an excellent place to spend a splendid get-away-from-it-all holiday.