Happy Holidays in Somerset

Hello gals I have been away on my holidays and what a fun time I have had! I drove down to Somerset all by myself…and now I feel that i can do anything!…I went to visit my lovely friends Jax and Sean that moved about 18 months ago…and would you look at their lovely 500 year old, Somerset cottage (below).

It is positioned near Church Steps in Minehead, which is such a pretty place, and a ramblers paradise, as it is just on the border of Exmoor National Park.

This is the Entrance to their grand cottage…Jax’s is a Gardener by trade as you can see by the beautiful flower boxes at the start of this post and also the beautiful front above.

This is the lovely en-suite bedroom annexe that I very quickly settled into…and look at the lovely flowers that she had picked from the garden, for my arrival, she really does spoil you…Jax is one of life’s lovely people 🙂 .

And this is the lovely Lola….she is always sooo happy to see you and although she is only a year old, she is very big, but she still remembers having a cuddle with her mummy as a baby and loves to jump up on you for a hug…ahhh bless her.

Jax showed me around all of her favourite haunts, we visited Porlock (below)

….and as we were passing this lovely cottage – I said ‘this one’s mine’ and as we passed the side gate look what it said!

Hayes Cottage! how strange!

I think I might have to ask them…if they ever sell, to let me know LOL!

We visited the beach…

…and Dunster..

We peaked in gardens…

Shopped till we dropped…

Went for loads of walks with Lola…

We were ladies who lunched! LOL!

We visited Exmoor National Park…

And was lucky enough to see the lovely Exmoor ponies!

We took in all the wonderful scenery.

And ate many cream teas!

Then we played ‘Changing Rooms’! Jax didn’t like the way her rooms were laid out and asked me to help her, you know, to give her house a more homely feel…she had a lot of knik knaks here and there, so we decided to clear out the junk so you could see her beautiful things! above is how the sitting room was before and below is how I changed it for her!

We used all of her things and only got rid of the ‘Happy loves Rosie’s‘ No No’s LOL! We looked under the carpet…but there was no nice wooden floor, so Jax will eventually buy a coir mat style carpet to finish the look and also I have told her to paint some of the furniture..!

Above is the view of the Garden Dining room…but we moved the Dining table from the Sitting room into this Dining room and whilst we were out on one of our shopping trips I made Jax buy this red checked table cloth and at the local car boot I made her buy the towel rail and Union jack…to add some colour and match the table cloth.

As you can see – everything was approved by Lola!

Also at the car boot we spotted this lovely blue spotty table cloth, purchased for £1.00, plus (not shown) two spotty seat covers for her chairs…this really lifts the kitchen!

Jax’s dresser was a little cluttered and one day, whilst she was out Gardening and with her permission, I re-arranged it for her…picking out her lovely items and really showing them off!

I have re-arranged their rooms and given them plenty of ideas of what to do with their gorgeous saxon cottage, which was actually 3 cottages made into one house! Lucky things!

This is such a long post….so sorry – but I just had to show you their lovely garden!…I spent a lot of time in it and have taken some wonderful piccy’s there..

They are both very talented people, as well as a gardener, Jax’s is also an artist and paints and creates in her home studio, on the premises….getting her inspiration from her surroundings…And Sean is soon to be building a wonderful greenhouse with the help of their 3 gorgeous sons, so that they can grow and nuture plants, hanging baskets and seeds for mail order.

If you have fallen in love with their lifestyle…why not book a holiday at Pilgrim Cottage…you will be able to lavish in the luxury of the wonderful ensuite bedroom annexe that I stayed in, and believe me that bed is sooo comfortable!

I’ll leave you all now…I hope you are all enjoying the sunshine…Although I loved my holiday to bits and the lovely company…its good to be back with you all 🙂

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  1. SEO Company
    2nd August 2011 / 6:31 am

    Amazing picture, Thanks for sharing it.

  2. Human resources management
    21st July 2009 / 1:14 am

    Very inspiring!

  3. Anonymous
    15th July 2009 / 7:20 pm

    nice and coll

  4. Maria Jové
    14th July 2009 / 7:31 am

    Lovely blog¡¡¡¡, its so cutexxoomaria

  5. *Valentine*
    13th July 2009 / 8:02 am

    I l♥ your universe!!!!!!!!!LOVELY & PRETTY!mwah*

  6. rocksblogg
    10th July 2009 / 9:49 am

    Hi SweetieLooks like you had a woderful time!I love the West Country! so beautiful!Good job on the dresser, looks gorgeous soooo much betterhope you're well!xHayleyx

  7. seo
    10th July 2009 / 3:35 am

    Thanks for these lovely photos

  8. Lollypop and Glasshouses
    6th July 2009 / 8:54 pm

    Hello Jane Ditto to all you`ve said!!And tku for your kind comments!Happy and I had a wonderful time xShe is a very talented young lady! xxxAnd yes the Junk shop is still open in Watchet!!

  9. Jane W
    6th July 2009 / 5:26 pm

    What a lovely place – Minehead (Blue Anchor to be exact) was our second home for 12 years and hubby and I still yearn for it. Porlock weir is great for kids we always took them crabbing there. Did you visit Watchet? Is the "junk shop" still open on the main road into Minehead near Dunster?Lovely photos – thanks so much for sharing them, your friend has a beautiful home.

  10. Heleen
    5th July 2009 / 4:52 pm

    whauw! looks like you had a great time! love all your pictures!

  11. Leia
    5th July 2009 / 2:59 pm

    Lovely pictures!

  12. prinsesselinn
    5th July 2009 / 10:09 am

    hey you,looks like youve had a wonderfull trip;)lots of nice pictures,have a gorgeus summer.Love Norway

  13. SweetPeaknits
    5th July 2009 / 9:27 am

    I want to go to sommerset now!! I loved your pics and the house is gorgeous.

  14. icandy...
    4th July 2009 / 11:52 pm

    Christina LOVES Happy!!! What a great place you have here! I'll be coming back to visit often! Happy day!! :)Hugs,Christina 🙂

  15. Buttonchief7
    2nd July 2009 / 6:43 pm

    What a touch you have to pull a home together and showcase momentoes. Felt even cozier after your skillful arranging. Peggy

  16. SueLovesCherries
    2nd July 2009 / 3:01 pm

    Happy, is there no end to your talent? You are one gifted lady! And I can see you're having a blast while you're doing it! Their house is lovely, and the garden is wonderful! Thanks for sharing!

  17. vivian
    2nd July 2009 / 11:20 am

    looks like you had a great time! If you werent so far away, Id invite you over for tea and see what lovely advice youd have to put your "happy touch" in my happy home!hugsvivian

  18. jenny holiday
    2nd July 2009 / 3:36 am

    Fun fun fun!!!! What a GREAt time you had!500 yrs old!!! WOWWW!!! Amaaazing!!! And oh my gosh that pup is tooooo cute!! What a face!! I would have been smooshing her the whole time!! :)Don't you just love playing decorator with friends!!?As always…lots of fun here in happland!!!love ya doll!!!xoxo Jenny

  19. KC'sCourt!
    1st July 2009 / 7:04 pm

    Thanks for the comments. That was the Sunday Bootfair – the one with queues and confusion! Daisy Chain is the needlework shop. As I said I work 9 til 12 Mon to Fri, ask your friend to say hello…..Julie xxxxxxxx

  20. Mummy Boo Bear
    1st July 2009 / 12:48 pm

    Thanks for sharing your lovely photo's with us Happy. I just love that cottage you stayed at. Lucky things! and Love the changes you made too.Definately a eye candylicious post!Welcome back.MBBx

  21. Florence and Mary
    1st July 2009 / 12:13 pm

    Welcome back Happy, it looks like you had a lovely trip.I know who to call when I finally move into my own home to help with the styling!!Victoria xx

  22. Josie-Mary
    1st July 2009 / 9:21 am

    Looks like you had a great time, lovely pictures. Can't believe you found the spotty cloth for just £1..bargain!!! Their house looks beautiful 🙂

  23. Anonymous
    1st July 2009 / 8:51 am

    those pictures are sooo *beautiful* it looks like you had a lovely time and i love the bedroom where you stayed, it's so pretty

  24. Marie
    1st July 2009 / 8:33 am

    I can't decide which I like the most – the cutest dog ever or that gorgeous bedroom.

  25. KC'sCourt!
    1st July 2009 / 6:47 am

    I recognise every place shown, Minehead, Porlock, Dunster, I recognise the cottage! I work in Daisy Chain! Hope your friends enjoy living in Minehead as I do I have been here for 19yrs

  26. Anonymous
    1st July 2009 / 6:26 am

    Welcome back!Ooooh soooo jealous, your pics are fab, bet you had a wonderful time?!I can't wait to head of to the West Country in a couple of weeks :-DI don't envy you the drive though… well done!Rose XXX

  27. Bellamere Cottage
    1st July 2009 / 2:15 am

    What a treat! That was lovely….her house is delicious! You did a great job for her re-arranging her things. I wish I could visit in person…maybe someday…. 🙂 The sights were fabulous!Blessings,Spencer

  28. Elba
    1st July 2009 / 2:08 am

    Tudo aqui é tão lindo…

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