Weekend Countryside Retreat

Weekend Countryside Retreat

The weeks seem to be merging into one at the moment, each passing quicker than the previous. I guess that’s a good thing because it’s busy but I can’t help but feel I need a break. A chance to switch off and stop for a minute.

So a few weekends ago, after a well deserved lay in, Tom and I decided to venture out into the surrey countryside and stumbled across a little village called Churt. Naturally we gravitated towards the nearest watering hole for refreshments. We parked up at Bel & the Dragon and found a nice peaceful spot in the garden. Their food menu looks so nice we decided to stay for some lunch as well as a little refreshing beverage. They have a great woodfire oven in the garden for freshly made pizza’s which Tom was eyeing up, while I fancied a risotto.

After lunch and a suitable amount of time lounging in the sunshine, we went across the road to a sculpture park – one of surrey’s best kept secrets apparently! We walked for a good 5 minutes threw some pretty woodlands until we got to a little cottage which was the reception where a very polite member of staff helped us purchase our tickets to the park. I wasn’t expecting to see any pieces of art before we entered but you see a lot of sculptures as soon as you step food into the woods.

This was the perfect little woods to explore and escape some of the direct sunshine. It was fun to see pieces of art in a natural setting surrounded by beautiful countryside. It’s a 2 mile walk around so you can get lost in the woods for a good few hours.

Who else loves escaping to the countryside? As much as I love London, I think secretly the countryside is my favourite place. It’s so relaxing and peaceful.



  1. 25/07/2017 / 6:30 pm

    Looks like you had such a lovely time! Nice pictures too 🙌🏼😍

  2. 25/07/2017 / 7:06 pm

    weekends away are always the best way to relax and start the week fresh. Sounds like you had a great time

  3. 25/07/2017 / 7:08 pm

    sweet LORD that risotto looks amazing – what flavour?!

    don’t even get me started on how much i love the countryside, my boyfriend and i often slope away to the middle of nowhere throughout the year. have you been to the cotswolds? that’s been my fave so far by a country (aha…geddit?!) mile!

    katie xx lacoconoire.com

    • Holly
      28/07/2017 / 2:13 pm

      It was pretty good! It was rocket and parmasan 🙂 Love the Cotswolds, we usually try to visit once a year xx

  4. 31/07/2017 / 4:29 pm

    I love a nice risotto that looks yummy! Love being in the countryside any time I can get out there I’m there x

  5. 31/07/2017 / 4:43 pm

    Look like the perfect day away 🙂 I love stumbling upon new little towns and places to visite. That park looks incredible and the sounds of those pizzas too lol


  6. 31/07/2017 / 4:51 pm

    What a lovely country retreat! The sculptures are so fun and give me an almost medieval vibe, and that risotto looks heavenly! You’re inspiring me to get out of the city for a weekend soon!


  7. 31/07/2017 / 5:01 pm

    That food looks so amazing – gorgeous pictures!

    Carla x

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