Tuesday, 24 May 2011

At Long Last!!

You know I said that you can't live by views alone, sorry I was wrong, our new home has the most spectacular views that you don't tire of you can't help but to stop and stare. We can see as far as the Wellington Monument in Somerset to the Gap at Sidmouth so it is about a 25 mile view!!

Obviously as I am writing this I am back on line, but I won't bore you with that. The move went very well, lovely sunny day and it seemed to take them no time to move us in. The house is an old Farmhouse, and although the outside of it is not as pretty as our last cottage it certainly makes up for it inside and out,

I have also been spoilt in the fact that the house does not need anything doing to it, it has lovely wooden floors, quirky kitchen,

 modern bathroom,
and new windows, I am not a fan of these type of windows, but have to say that after our last house which was a littly drafty I can see why people have them, the house is lovely cosy and warm. It also retains original old doors,
 a few beams and a brilliant wood burner,
which we have already used and wow does it chuck out the heat. All I have to do is soft furnishings so I have my interiors hat on for this, and will keep you posted when I have found what I want.

The garden was already set out in what I feel is a mediterranean style very much like the gardens in provence, but I do still have a lawn. Its a lovely mix of flowers, herbs and vegetables and I have already planted my runner beans, french beans, and hopefully borlotti beans as well as courgettes onions and so many fruits I will be making jam for ever. I hope you like the few photos which has given you a snippet of our new home and the photo of a pheasant and her 12 chicks!! We also have a partridge which taps on our utility window.

My sewing room is now ready for use and I already have some orders so I need to get sewing, but I don't know about you, but I am finding it difficult to spread my time between the garden, the house and my sewing, I think I will have to start planning my days! Now for my favourite thing and what I have missed and that is catching up with all your lovely blogs and that is what I am going to do right now. I look forward to hearing from you all and I am now officially back into blogging land!!!


  1. What a fab house and especially garden!! I can see myself sat out there of an evening!! xxx

  2. ooo it looks lovely already, can't wait to see all the extra touches you give it as time goes on xxx

  3. What a wonderful view! Happy house tweaking!

  4. Your new garden is lovely and I'm sure you will enjoy putting some little touches around the house to really make it your own. I love the photo of the pheasant with her chicks. Sooo cute.
    Anne xx

  5. Jill, I am now desperately depressed!! I want your house and that gorgeous garden too...sigh x

  6. Your new house looks fantastic! you are so lucky that nothing much needs doing, hope you make your mind up about the soft furnishings as i can't wait to see :)

    Bee happy x
    Have a delicious day!

  7. Wow, it looks as though you have lived here for years already - with all the lovely pretty finishing touches!! It looks just perfect! Cant wait to see more!

  8. Your new home looks lovely, and Oh that garden, what a beauty. Views too. I think you have a hat trick.

    Pea green with envy.

  9. Your new house is beautiful! I hope you have many, many happy days there drinking in that view! Cx

  10. Hooray! Congratulations!! It looks as though you're pretty settled already! When we moved house I didn't do a thing for a year. Not out of laziness, although there might have been a glint of that (HA!) but just for the love of getting to know the house....and then seeing what we wanted to do once we knew it, if you see what I mean.


  11. Wow - lovely house and lovely garden. All great as it is, but also plenty of potential. WSell done - a good move. Now, will this comment 'work'? I haven't been able to leave comments for a while. Abby x

  12. Your place is so sweet and magical... it makes me wish I could change everything at home all at once! Or rather, move... because I've been longing for a garden for the longest time!

  13. Well, I thought I had escaped this inability to leave comments which is plaguing so many people, but no. However that nice lady in Hillside Cottage told me how to get around it, and anyone else who read her quick post. You sign off as anonymous, but leave your name in the comment so she knows who you are.
    Love the new house and the garden especially, hope you will be very happy there... sounds as if you settled in no time!
    Maggie (mrsrunofthemills.blogspot.com_

  14. Je te souhaite beaucoup de bonheur dans ta nouvelle maison !
    Je suis sûre que tu vas lui offrir tout ton talent pour la rendre encore plus belle et chaleureuse.

  15. I tried to leave a message the other day Jill but Blogger was playing up and I wasn't sure whether it posted or not - but obviously it hasn't appeared yet!

    Your new home and garden look wonderful. I especially love your garden which does remind me very much of French gardens in the potager style, with everything growing together but with the formality of the box edging as well. Love it, love it! Look forward to seeing all your handiwork with the soft furnishings.


  16. Hi Jill,

    I am glad the move went well. Your house and garden look beautiful! I can imagine how happy you must be with the fact that all looks fine already. Now you just have to add your personal touch.

    I am so glad you mentioned Tower House on your blog. It's a lovely bed & breakfast! We enjoyed it very much and hope to go back again next year too. You never know...we may be there at the same time ;-)!

    Happy weekend & lieve groet,

    Madelief x

  17. Oh wow I have benen waiting so long for you to come back gorgeous house and garden can't wait to see more of it. Welcome back enjoy the fact it doesn't need work on it

  18. Oh Dear Jill ~ Wow ~ I can actually leave a comment! I just wanted to thank you so much indeed for your lovely comment and all your help with this difficulty! Oh, your new home is absolutely beautiful, and I can't believe that you have it looking so wonderful already! You have such lovely furnishings and such a glorious outlook. So glad that the move went so well, and that you've settled in so quickly (a credit to your organisational skills!). Thank you so much again for all your help. Love Brenda

  19. Congratulations on your new home, it is delightful and you look so settled already. The garden is wonderful and the views are just stunning. How lovely that all you have to do is sort out the twiddley bits, what fun! I wish you joy and contentment in your new home, love Linda x

  20. Wow, this view is indeed spectacular – no one ever saying again England wasn’t beautiful! And the house and garden looks good, too! When we were looking for houses there wasn`t anything around even half as beautiful… oh and it IS hard to divide yourself between garden, house, crafting, working, commuting, the doggies, eating :-)

  21. your new home looks delightful Jill! Look forward to seeing you at a fair soon.. I am guessing you are not far from Honiton?? I am doing the Rag market there next Saturday. Lizzie x


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