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‘The Duke’ at Spring Park ~ Our stay in a Showman’s Wagon.

Deep in the Cornish countryside , not far from the secluded hamlet of Rezare, Spring Park isย aย holiday hideaway, a gorgeous getaway and a haven of peace and tranquility. Located ‘ somewhere’ amongst a myriad of narrow country lanes and lush green meadows in the pretty Tamar Valley , this eclectic collection of vintage vans and cabins, is as hidden away and remote as you can get.

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The Duke is a classic 1940’s Showman’s Wagon, set in its own private meadow.

All the ย wagons and cabins at Spring park are set apart from each other in their own private areas. We had booked to stay in ‘The Duke’ which is a beautifully restored Showman’s Wagon dating back to the 1940s. It stands in it’s own lovely wild flower meadow, buzzing with bees and butterflies. There is a fire pit, a wood fueled hot tub and a lovely modern bathroom in a timber hut, all reserved especially for the occupants of the Duke. ๐Ÿ™‚ But anyway I’m going to let the pictures do the talking. I couldn’t help but take a few. ;).

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Fresh flowers, a bottle of wine ( chilling in the fridge) and two portions of tasty chocolate cake , greeted us on arrival. ๐Ÿ™‚

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The Duke has a French Enamel Wood Burner , which sadly we never got to use. The gorgeous weather meant it never got lit. I can just imagine it making the wagon , even more cosy.

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Lots of wildlife shared the meadow with us, including rabbits, goldfinches and butterflies.

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The wood fuelled Hot Tub was amazing and got really hot. Perfect to relax in with a glass of wine. Paddy who owns Spring Park , with his wife Kitty, recommended the woodland near Rezare for great off lead walks with Hugo. The Duke’s bathroom with it’s lovely hot shower is nearly as big as The Duke. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Hugo met the owner’s dogs and Brooke can be seen above, wondering what on earth Hugo is playing at, racing round the meadow like a mad thing. And also above, is a sneak peek of another of the vintage vans at Spring Park, ‘The Duchess’.

I cannot recommendย Spring Parkย enough, as the most relaxing , wonderfully thought out getaway from it all, kind of break. We wouldn’t hesitate to go back.

 

Sunday Sevens ~ July 3rd.

Hi I thought I would join in with Sunday Sevens this week ,as devised by Natalie at Threads And Bobbins. Here’s what I have got up to lately! 

We booked a break down in Cornwall at the lovely Spring Park in the Tamar Valley.I am beyond excited as it is somewhere I have wanted to stop  ,ever since I discovered the owner Kitty’s blog,a few years ago.She doesn’t blog anymore ~ I think she’s just to busy with the park,two dogs…. and a new baby. Spring Park is a collection of colourful Showman’s Wagons,all beautifully done up and decorated with vintage touches.We shall be staying in The Duke, which even has it’s own Hot Tub.Roll on August.:)

I had an Amazing Surprise this Week.I got a nice little windfall from claiming back a PPI refund!  If your a bit like me ,and really can’t be bothered with stuff like that,then I would advise you to give it a go anyway. It’s something you can do yourself over the phone,without going through a company. My bank ( Barclays) simply gave me a number to ring ,when we discovered I had been paying ยฃ6 a month for a ppi ,that I didn’t realise I had taken out. Six weeks later…….and I’m feeling quite flush.;) Silly story though,I went on a mini spending spree,got as far as buying the above new bag and sunglasses……and promptly lost my bank card! I had to cancel it and wait for a new one.Spending Spree temporarily over.What am I like!

This week has seen the Season Six Finale of That show. That tv show that literally makes my teeth chatter whenever I watch it. Game Of Thrones has gripped me from the very first episode.And now it looks like the next season could be the last! But if it is, its set up to be a humdinger.Is anyone out there a fan? I kid you not about my chattering teeth!!

 

Yesterday I went to the Races for the first time ever.I went with Wil and several of his old work colleagues,a trip they plan yearly. There were certainly elements to the day that I enjoyed.I enjoyed dressing up for a day out and seeing all the lovely ladies parading in beautiful dresses and hats. It was fun to sip cocktails and prosecco. It was even fun picking potential winners ( or losers in my case), but then there was the uncomfortable moment when one of the horses didn’t want to race. The poor thing was incredibly stressed as several of its trainers tried to push it blind folded into it’s starting block. Then some stupid moron shouted ‘shoot the thing’ because the horse refused to play by the rules. Luckilly in the end that particular horse and rider pulled out. But the situation did make me think, is this really such a good day out? What do you think about horse racing?

And finally I will leave you with two pictures from the Euros. I’m not really a football fan but I do enjoy a good tournament. And if I was actually a betting type,I would never have fancied my chances with either Wales or Iceland.Who knows ,one of these passionate nations may just reach the finals. Good luck with your match this evening Iceland. Can’t wait to hear that Haka like War Chant! ๐Ÿ™‚