Saturday, 26 June 2010

Cockington..... a real treat ...part one!

Do join me this morning, put on your matching hats marked, ' Grockles R Us' and off we go, through the Devon lanes, to a real grock trap... but a pretty one nonetheless...


If you are in Devon or plan to come for a visit, I highly recommend

First off

And observe the surroundings, basking in all it's glory, underneath the very blue, Devon sky.

It sets us up very nicely for a jolly jaunt!
A little way up the hill...

What a pretty little abode!

The dappled
shade is much appreciated, don't you think?

A most beautiful arboretum surrounds us.

With Cockington Court in the distance.

This is a delight.
Often you might see a cricket match taking place.
There is so much open space too. And it cost not a penny to get in!
Just £3 for parking and believe me, it is worth every penny of that!

Here, you can stop for another cuppa, if you so fancy.
You might well need it as there is still so much to take in... and admire!

Don't forget to cast your eye o'er the local information before we move on.

Now attention!

If you think you've had a very pleasant time so far then you just wait...because what I have in store for you next, is some stunning stuff!!

Everything is coming up..... Roses!

This Rose garden is one of the most beautiful I have ever seen... and I have seen a few!
But oh, the scent!
Aroma after aroma hits you from every direction!
It is breathtaking!

Sights and smells mingle
together to produce the most idyllic setting.

Get to this place asap...if only for this Rose garden!

But that's not all!
More to be revealed tomorrow in Part Two!

What a fabulous Saturday morning!


Toby Tea Cozy said...

Gorgeous pics, this has given me inspiration for tomorrow, there's a lovely rose garden near us and I forgot last year and we went too late, that's perfect for tomorrow though, thanks!

Country Cottage Chic said...

We went there years ago when the children were small & it really is like stepping into a chocolate box!


KC'sCourt! said...

AS you say Cockington Village is very pretty with out the grockles!
I wish I still lived in Devon!
Julie xxxx

The Weaver of Grass said...

You certainly get around Sal - it looks lovely everywhere.

Menopausal musing said...


our shabby cottage said...

Absolutely beautiful Sal. I must put it on my "places to visit" list. I love the thatched cottages.

Cheap2Chic said...

Stunning photographs, I think you should work for the Devon Tourist Board! xx

galant said...

I adore Cockington! We often walk down through the woods to the village, it's soooo pretty. There are 460 acres of Cockington Countryside Park and all within the Borough of Torbay, and just a mile or so from Torquay's sea front. Oh, we are so lucky to live in Devon, Glorious, Devon!
Margaret P

frayedattheedge said...

You are rapidly filling up my 'places to visit' list with all these beautiful places!!