Me and Mr Clicky have just a wonderfully relaxing weekend in a Canopy and Stars cabin in just over the River Wye in Wales. If you haven't heard of Canopy and Stars they have a collection of quirky glamping stays from shepherd's huts to Treehouses to converted horse boxes and everything in between.
We stayed in this delightful little cabin which was in the grounds of Kingstone Brewery.
It was a short 50 minute drive from home and we were greeted by Ed who urged us to dump our bags and come and taste the beer! We complied and after tasting came out with a box full.
Our little cabin was very sweet and nicely furnished.I loved the cabin bed and the quilt that was on it.
We settled down by the wood burner and read through some of the vintage books (some over 100 years old ~ the language was priceless.)
It sits on a bend of the River Wye and is very 'still' ~ I can see why the site was chosen by the Cistercian Monks to live here. The Wye was looking a bit brown on our visit ~ lots of silt from the previous day's rains.
The sun shone when we were there however; the trees on the English side of the valley behind were just starting to turn to their autumn colours.
It was an extremely hard life for the monks but they did have a rather impressive drainage system presumably borrowed from The Romans who had been this way previously.
We left the Abbey as more people arrived, our silence broken, and stopped at Tintern Old Station for a cup of tea and cake.
Tintern was one of the many lines in the U.K. to fall to Dr Beeching's cuts in the 1960s.
From here we had a pub lunch at The Brockweir Inn and went back to our cabin for a cosy afternoon by the fire, cups of tea from the pewter teapot, idle chat, knitting (me, not Mr Clicky) and a few games of cards.
See you soon, have fun.............Clicky Needles.