We are back from a fantastic weekend in West Charleton Grange in gorgeous Devon, with Baby Friendly Boltholes. We were kindly gifted this stay in exchange for a review and we also took over the Baby Boltholes Instagram for the weekend. The timing of this was perfect for us, given that we had spent the previous weekend at Birmingham Children’s Hospital with a sick babe. We were very much looking forward to some fresh Devon air!
We stayed in Pypard Cottage, which was one of 4 cottages in West Charleton Grange, with a large communal garden, grounds, a swimming pool, games room and tennis courts.
We arrived on Friday afternoon. The cottage was perfect for a trip with a baby. Lots of thoughtful touches like age appropriate toys and books left out for Daisy. There was a travel cot, baby bath support, blackout blinds in the children’s bedroom, highchair, stairgate, baby bowls and cutlery. All of which meant less stuff for us to bring. Bonus!!
The cottage was gorgeous and decorated tastefully and was very comfortable. The log burner was great at the end of a day out walking and a swim.
When we arrived it was raining so we unpacked and headed to the pool. The pool was AMAZING! We were lucky enough to have it all to ourselves for Daisy’s first swim and she loved it. There are two changing rooms, with towels, toiletries and even swim nappies to use. The pool itself is really warm, has toys to play with and at one end has a sofa area to lounge.
Locally there is loads to do. We ventured out in the car on the Saturday to do a coastal walk at South Milton Sands which is a National Trust beach. It was pretty windy but a lovely walk along the coastal path with Daisy in the sling. We then went to Salcombe which was 10 mins from there and a lovely little town. Lots of cute little shops and cafes and a harbour and beautiful beach. Highly recommend Sailor V, cool décor and delicious carrot cake!
Sunday more swimming and then a short walk around West Charleton when the rain cleared. We had a fabulous weekend, which was just what the doctor ordered!
We will definitely return to West Charleton Grange in the summer months and take advantange of the beautiful beaches in South Devon. Thank you for having us!