I can't quite believe it, but come January we'll have been living in Devon for three years! The time seems to have flown by and our lives have changed beyond all recognition from our old lives in West Sussex.
Needless to say, moving just before a global pandemic certainly threw up some challenges...As if we needed anymore! And after the initial hard work of refurbishing the holiday lets and tidying the grounds, (when you say it quickly like that it doesn't sound like a lot of work), we moved on to welcoming guests to Mill Farm.
We knew hardly anything about running a holiday business before we moved but we did know what we wanted from a holiday and that's what we aimed for.
As you can imagine, when it came to seeing what our first guests thought of all our hard work it was incredibly nerve wracking...But luckily, the feedback was just what we'd hoped for and we breathed a huge sigh of relief.
Since then we haven't rested on our laurels and we've continued to improve what we have to offer our guests. Including new places to sit and relax around the lake, plus spacious decks to fish from, and we've even added a rustic shelter with twinkling fairy lights down by the campfire, perfect for cosy evenings stargazing. Most recently we've upgraded the fencing between the lodge gardens to give you more privacy, so that you can take in the stunning lake views and enjoy breakfast outside in your PJ's...And I'm still working on Neil to convince him that we should have one of those floating domes!
It's not been all work for us though and we've found time to explore a little more of Devon and Cornwall, which has made us realize just how much we have on our doorstep!
We've spent quality time with visiting family and friends, showing them our favourite beaches and restaurants and since moving to Devon we've learnt to really appreciate the little things...Like waking up to an early morning mist on the lake, watching the alpacas playing in their fields, or meeting new friends for an impromptu lunch in the sunny garden of our village pub...Perfection!