Last week we went North. To the Cheviots in Northumberland, and stayed at Dunsdale House in the College Valley. It was about the THE most perfect holiday cottage location we have ever found. Simply Stunning – and utterly remote. we cant’ wait to go back when the weather is warmer! Here’s a glimpse:

Happy.

Happy.

If there's that much heather, you're really morally obliged to leap on it, aren't you?

If there’s that much heather, you’re really morally obliged to leap on it, aren’t you?

 

Boy managed to lose TWO teeth in one breakfast. Quite a feat.

Boy managed to lose TWO teeth in one breakfast. Quite a feat.

pretty, no?

pretty, no?

One Man and His Dog

One Man and His Dog

Just Stunning up there.

Just Stunning up there.

she quite enjoyed being a burglar in a castle...

she quite enjoyed being a burglar in a castle…

still walking...

still walking…

Jolly

Jolly

just beautiful - sunset on the beach.

just beautiful – sunset on the beach.

It was seriously cold at the top...

It was seriously cold at the top…

We *may* have broken in to this castle, and spent two glorious hours playing block and being illegal. *cough*

We *may* have broken in to this castle, and spent two glorious hours playing block and being illegal. *cough*

See? That, right there, is a PERECT holiday location for us.

See? That, right there, is a PERECT holiday location for us.

rare picture of C & me...

rare picture of C & me…

Is there anything more welcoming on a frosty night?

Is there anything more welcoming on a frosty night?

the sea was just HUGE.

the sea was just HUGE.

Blue quite liked being on the moors

Blue quite liked being on the moors

we even got some glorious weather some days

we even got some glorious weather some days

SO exciting when the waves crash

SO exciting when the waves crash

Even in almost-freezing temperatures, the beach never fails to please

Even in almost-freezing temperatures, the beach never fails to please

Even after a very long, VERY cold walk - when we still have a river to cross and a hill to navigate, Jolly just keeps on leaping.

Even after a very long, VERY cold walk – when we still have a river to cross and a hill to navigate, Jolly just keeps on leaping.