It’s tough at the moment to find a suitable break, and lots of people are disappointed that they have either had trips cancelled or have not been able to book something. I can be a bit of a last minute Annie with a summer break, so we had nothing booked. Given the situation, during lockdown I thought it would be a nice thing to have a mini break or something to look forward to. We’ve used Air BnB before as it’s a great way of finding quirky and unusual places to stay. The app is really easy to use and effortless to book. I’ve never used it for a local break but just found myself perusing one night to see what was around within a safe travelling distance. There’s some beautiful stand alone cabins and I thought something like this would be easy travel and low risk of transmission. We’ve had to quarantine our daughter due to the remaining effects of her cancer treatment. (She’s in remission and really well now, just some things we have to be careful about).
What are you looking for in a holiday? I like to see new places and have great experiences, but sometimes you just want a change of scenery and to relax. So much of the time for me this is a state of mind, it’s just an exciting location helps me get there. We found a beautiful log cabin in the New Forest, really not far from where we live, and it was the perfect retreat.
The Hunting Lodge is on a farm, but all you can see is the view over a gorgeous little lake which was full of ducklings and moorhens. I spent several hours out on the decking in the shade of a gorgeous oak tree watching the birds swim, feed and go about their avian business. It was a beautiful spot to enjoy a bottle of bubbly given to us by some friends before we left (thanks Kim and John 🙂 ).
A highlight was being able to hear all the animal noises and the visits from the pea hen and her chicks. Look at their cute little head feathers 🦚 so cute!
After only a couple of nights I felt like we’d been there a week, in the best possible way. Restful, peaceful, quiet, restorative and beautiful. I’m thrilled to have found it so close by and am looking forward to becoming a regular.
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