Places to Visit

    • Hiking the horseshoe ridge route to Pen y Fan

      In late June we started a housesit deep in the Welsh countryside, not too far from the Brecon Beacons. We had two ponies, four ducks and five sheep in our care, all of whom only required feeding early in the morning and late in the evening. Our homeowner encouraged us to get out and explore […]

    • Our top places to visit in Dartmoor

      Dartmoor is one of our favourite areas of England. Having grown up in a busy town before moving to city life in London, then spending a year in Brighton before we began full time housesitting, it’s safe to say that we now prefer the slower pace of life that comes with smaller towns and villages. […]

    • Amazing autumn walks at the National Trust

      Autumn is officially here! The air is chilly even when the sun is shining, and leaves are turning dazzling shades of yellow, orange and red before falling to make a colourful natural carpet on the ground below. This week we dug out our knitted hats, snuggly scarves and wooly gloves to prepare for the cold […]

    • Cornish Tipi Holidays: A secluded camping getaway

      In these strange times of social distancing, it’s almost a given to be feeling a little anxious while travelling. Travel restrictions and uncertainty have given rise to staycations in the UK and it shows – available housesits are few and far between as people abandon their plans to holiday abroad. While we’ve managed to secure […]

    • Visiting Ouse Valley Viaduct in Balcombe

      While staying at our recent housesit in Slaugham, we were on the hunt for unusual places to visit in the nearby area. We came across the Ouse Valley viaduct, which has been dubbed ‘one of the most elegant viaducts in the world’. Initially when we looked up information about the viaduct we thought it was […]

    • Visiting the UK’s largest lavender farm – Castle Farm in Kent

      Driving along the A225 in Kent, halfway between the quaint villages of Shoreham and Eynsford, a sudden clearing in the trees gives your first glimpse of the vast expanse of neat lilac rows. Castle Farm is the UK’s largest lavender farm, and on a hot summer’s evening the low sunlight illuminates the purple fields in […]