When we set off along the coast path to Hartland Point in Devon.
I had no clue I'd be stumbling into the pages of a Jane Austen book.
I recognised it straight away as the cottage from the bbc adaptation of
sense and sensibility.
It was a totally stunning surprise.
I did enjoy the series..however I haven't read the book,
so I'm not entirely sure of how truthful they were to the story.
That said I love this house!
Look at the wonky roof.
Whats more it sits right on this rugged Devonshire beach,
which I'd already professed to be the most stunning coastline.
The cottage is Blackpool Mill.
And get this, you can rent it!!!
I can just imagine waking up here in this wondrous isolation..
..I'm just looking for some romantically minded friends to share it with?
One shouldn't throw scorn.
You see, when it rains, this ancient floor becomes
Just picture me if you will,
somewhere in the middle curled up in a puddle after taking a tumble.
The romantically minded may be thinking..
did I get carried off by a gallant young man?
Or did I spend the next hour trudging through the countryside,
whilst the rain fell like stair rods?
I'll leave it up to you.
I did feel the irony of the Austen connection at the end of the day.
Only I ended up more like Darcy in his wet shirt rather than the
sensible Elinor Dashwood.
I feel the need to escape my life right now.
I think I shall hunt down Sense and Sensibility and..
.. once again get lost in Austen.