Generally, when it comes to weekends, Mr S and I have an agreement.
Saturday is 'going out' day...Sunday is 'staying in' day!
But there are exceptions to every rule!
(If I smile nicely!)
And so, on Sunday, off we went, through the Devon lanes.
Come with me!
First brief stop was here!
'Stop, stop, '' I shouted as the words, ' The Old School House''
appeared in front of me.
This would be my idea of heaven...a little school,
set deep in the Devon countryside!
(With a fabric shack on the back of it!!)
On we drove...to Powderham and THAT nursery which I love!
I'm not going to blog that again but just to say that
we've been making a new herbaceous border in our garden and I wanted
a few plants to add to that!
That done, we parked up here, in the beautiful little village of Kenton.
And this is where the 'treat of the day' really did take place!!
We always drive through Kenton if we take the alternative route
back from Exeter..(i.e. the coast road not the A38, which I hate!)
But we never stop at Kenton... and
I've been saying for ages that we ought, as there must be more to it.
There just happened to be a very nice pub serving a Sunday carvery!
Having partaken of that, we walked around this delightful village,
which surprised and delighted us at every turn.
Most of the properties seemed to have a name.
Firstly, we came across these very attractive and well preserved almshouses.
Built in 1888 by the Courtenays, of Powderham Castle.
(The almshouses were Grade 2 listed, 100 years later.)
The Hollyhocks caught my eye..how I love them!
As we walked on further,this row of coloured houses came into view!
And here's the school...
It was sheer pleasure!
The birds didn't stop singing and it was as if we had stepped into another world.
When you next take the coast road from Exeter to Dawlish, you'll pass through
Kenton; be sure to stop, park up and walk around!
You won't be disappointed.
Such a perfect day !
I'm glad I could share it with you!