Down to Devon

Hope Cove beach boats sea front

Hope Cove sign post wild flowers

Hope Cove beach girls

Hope Cove rocky sea

Hope Cove Dog doggy cute

Welcome to Hope Cove!

My 7 lovely girlfriends, a sweet bunch of ladies from a group who I’ve kept in contact with since school, are gossiping about folks from back home, slurping down Rattler and discussing our ensuing rainy cliff ramble. I’m sat here rinsing the wifi in the cute Hope and Anchor pub/fish and chip restaurant trying not to think of all the oil and salt I’ve just consumed, whilst compiling a blog post of snaps taken over the last 3 days. We’ve all been staying down here in Hope Cove in Devon, a sweet coastal village with lots of routes to walk on and the location of our perfect little cottages! Hopefully you’ll get to see them soon! They’re perfectly light, airy and social (particularly considering there’s no TV, mobile phone signal or internet!) – just right for us girls.

After spending a day and a half in a sunny holiday daze, down came the drips. (Come on, it’s the West Country!) We decided to take a little amble around the city of Exeter where we picked up the 8th girl, Alex, from her university town. I hadn’t been there before but now I can tell you that it has the prettiest, most impressive and apparently the second largest Weatherspoons in England – yay! My tip is to go down to the river and explore the independent craft shops, I really wanted these bracelets – they were only about £4 each! I must go back so let me know your recommendations!

A quick dash around Exeter city

Exeter Cathedral

Exeter icecream river front Cornish

Exeter boat mooring Topshop shoes

Exeter little shops butterflies glass pretty

Indie shops bracelets pink turquoise beads glass

Jenniflower flower plant shop Exeter

See you soon for more Devon fun!

p.s Thank you so much for voting for me in the Style Compare blogger challenge! When I’m back, I’ll post up a comp to win a voucher! Huzzar.


  • Macha July 9, 2012 at 2:53 PM

    ooh c’est trop mignon ici!!
    I loved your blog, I found it very inspired and inspiring, full of colours and life
    je reviendrai 😉

  • TheAL July 7, 2012 at 4:55 PM

    It looks heavenly there! Just beautiful and the beagle is precious! 🙂 I hope I get to go there some day.

  • Maria July 6, 2012 at 12:04 PM

    I LOVE Devon and I am sad that I’m not able to go on my annual family holiday to Exmouth 🙁 darn work!

    Maria xxx

  • Paps July 6, 2012 at 4:49 AM

    Lovely travel photos.

  • Jo - Lost in the Haze July 3, 2012 at 11:25 PM

    Mmm, I can never resist fish and chips either! They are a staple of an NZ diet ; )

    Lost in the Haze: a Fashion Photography Blog

  • Sian July 3, 2012 at 10:33 PM

    Beautiful pictures! I love devon, it’s such a beautiful place! xx

  • missecl July 3, 2012 at 7:35 PM

    Great pictures. The second one is amazing <3<3<3

  • Becky Bedbug July 3, 2012 at 7:25 PM

    Beautiful photos!

    I’ve been to Exeter once, in 2005. I really loved it there and I’d love to go back sometime.


  • Amy July 3, 2012 at 5:01 PM

    I love Exeter, it’s such a gorgeous city! Also, that dog is adorable! I want a Beagle puppy so badly!


  • Katie July 3, 2012 at 3:39 PM

    All those pictures are just perfect <3 So so so summer time!

  • Jenny July 3, 2012 at 2:52 PM

    Great photos! Devon and Cornwall are lovely and although I’ve only had a passing glance at Exeter it seems like a truly beautiful place.

  • Siv July 3, 2012 at 2:14 PM

    That beach looks amazing! Hope the water wasn’t too cold!;)

  • Marushka82 July 3, 2012 at 1:48 PM

    Aww, it looks amazing! I’m heading there next Saturday for a weekend – I’m looking forward to your next post (I’m a food lover, so if you came across some must see/try places let me know!)

    • Lulu July 5, 2012 at 10:09 AM

      Oh wonderful! I hope (cove) you have a great time! hhaaha
      Oh my goodness, I had THE best scones in the world in a posh looking hotel in South Sands near Salcombe, just a walk away from Hope Cove and it was the best cream tea I have ever ever had! You must go!

  • Johanka July 3, 2012 at 12:53 PM

    It looks so beautiful there! I’d like to visit that place once…