Treat Mum to a break at a cottage with a little something special…
‘Love set you going like a fat gold watch,’ says Sylvia Plath’s ‘Morning Song’, an evocative simile for the powerful connection between a mother and her child.
Mothering Sunday was traditionally a time for girls in domestic service to show appreciation for their mothers, often bringing a gift of hedgerow flowers or a simnel cake. If you’re looking for your own ideas to treat Mum this Mothering Sunday (26th March), a break at one of these beautiful cottages will make her feel pampered and special.
Whether you want to treat Mum to a quiet relaxing break or a fun family gathering, if you don’t see the right cottage amongst our suggestions here, just get in touch – we’ll be pleased to recommend the perfect cottage for Mum’s break away.
This friendly cottage is peacefully tucked away on an Exmoor farm. The pretty beach at Combe Martin is nearby and a soak in the hot tub is perfect after a spring walk on the Coast Path with its spectacular scenery.
Only 500 yards from a ‘Jurassic Coast’ fossil-hunting beach, this contemporary house for eight has coastal views to Lyme Bay and the shops and inns of Jane Austen’s “happiest spot”, Charmouth, just round the corner.
Like Baby Bear’s porridge, this dear little 17th century cottage for four on the Cornish coast is ‘just right’. It’s only 200 yards from a great pub serving local produce and there’s access from the front gate to Coast Path walks.
Everything is on the doorstep at this sweet little hideaway in the beautiful village of St Mawes. Mum can wander out to the interesting shops, galleries, restaurants and Coast Path or catch the ferry from the harbour over to Falmouth for a visit to the National Maritime Museum.