It was such a beautiful morning when I opened the curtains in the master bedroom at the villa this morning, and looked out from the balcony past the pool and down toward the unspoilt views of the inviting deep blue Mediterranean Sea.
It prompted a very spontaneous decision to drive up the coast and take a trip to Karpaz.
The Karpaz peninsula is known as the most unspoilt place of Northern Cyprus, and probably the entire island. Some of the peninsula is a protected natural heritage area, meaning there is little to no new building permitted. Allowing nature to run free in it’s natural environment and creating an area that is one of the least polluted in Europe...
March in Cyprus is amazing! It is a time of year when not many tourists visit the island and consequently a lot of places aren’t yet fully open. For example we have been to two beaches this week that did not have the sun beds out, they hadn’t done a beach clean up yet so there w...
One of the first questions we get asked by guests staying in the yurts or The Loft is; ‘where would you recommend for good food?’
We are actually really lucky in that we have some amazing restaurants and pubs very close by. Our local pub, The Bell Inn, is a great choice, but there are plenty of other options out there and we have decided to use the blog to provide you with a little bit more information about the options available and the places we would choose to go to ourselves.
We started at The White Swan in Walton which is roughly 4 miles away from us in Anslow...
I thought I would use the blog to explain a bit about our site and how it works and why we have designed it the way it is.
Since we took our first booking on 19th January 2018 we have had so many more guests than I imagined and it has truly been fantastic. So first of all thank you to everyone who has stayed with us so far, has booked to stay with us in the future and who is considering booking...
We officially opened to guests on 3rd January 2018. We were really excited to do so and it couldn't come around fast enough. We got our planning permission in September 2016, but plans were halted whilst the landscaping was approved...
We throughly enjoyed Halloween this year; due to our location (out in the sticks) we get absolutely no trick or treaters, and its very unlikely that we ever will, so to be completely honest we use this as an excuse not to do anything in terms of decoration for Halloween...
After a lovely 5 days spent near Hartington at Upper Hurst Farm campsite, in Bertie. We decided to take a last minute trip to the NEC to go and have a mooch around the caravan and motorhome show for some inspiration.
We loaded the kids into Florence, bundled Dan Dan into the drivers seat ...
Another milestone to the completion of the yurts is our new shower block. This was started last week and will be finished in the next few days.
A Beautiful Day in Burton on Trent
The weather was beautiful on Sunday so we took a long walk along the side of the river Trent which flows through Burton on Trent.
Famous for its brewing history, Burton is a lovely town to visit and only 10 minutes drive from Peake's Retreats.
Not long now, work is under way
Finally we are starting to see our first Yurt start to take shape ....
Inside Our Finnish BBQ hut
Our Finnish BBQ hut is a lovely place to have a BBQ if it is raining (or even if it isn’t). The hut seats 24 people so is very spacious and a lovely place to get together if you are a larger group. You can either bring your own coals or purchase them from us on arrival.
About The Author
Sarah is your host at Peake's Retreats and is passionate about sharing the glamping lifestyle with others.
Whether it's talking about the motorhomes at Peake's Retreats (affectionately called Florence and Bertie) or enthusiastically sharing news about the new yurts which are due to be completed and available for use in the next few months. Sarah will be here to share the latest developments and news from Peake's Retreats.