A Little Something Different for Mothers Day

No Flowers, Slippers or even Sold Out Telegrams. No.

How about just whizzing you away somewhere really rather special for the weekend instead? Get the whole family, take your Mum, your children, and all spend a couple of days remembering what it is that makes Mothering the tippy-top fabulousness that it truly is?

There’s the cottage in Cornwall that will allow you to sleep in a room like this…

“Lantau Cottage is a former 17th Century ship merchants’ cottage with wonky floors, a winding staircase that incorporates an original full size ship’s mast, and an Elizabethan panelled bedroom. Allegedly once the home of a famous pirate, every part of the (5 bedroomed) house has stunning original features, from Elizabethan panelled walls and original fireplaces to Oriel windows and antique furniture. The unusual reading room leading from the master bedroom is a particularly unique and enchanting feature, and the house is steeped in history and character. The location of the cottage is idyllic, hidden in a narrow street but just moments from the beach.”

A weekend of alleyways and back streets to explore, the banjo pier and sandy beach. Galleries and shops and of course restaurants, pubs and cafes too; Looe  harbour is just the perfect place to watch the world go by.

Or maybe, if Cornwall isn’t your thing, you’d like to go the other way…

“A new stunning luxury waterfront holiday house on the remote Knoydart Peninsula on the West Coast of Scotland, with one of the best sealoch hot tub views in the UK. Boat access only, though fast water taxis run daily. Castaway to “Britain”s last wilderness” with floor to ceiling glass, vaulted ceilings, superking beds, bose, wifi, antiques, large open plan social area and feature stone fireplace.”

The house is in a stunning position – share the views with only the deer, golden eagle and abundant birdlife while you watch dolphin, porpoise, seal and otter in the loch. Climb one of the three munros, organise a days stalking on the Knoydart Estate. Look for sea-eagles, book a rangers guided walk, go crabbing on the shores of Loch Nevis, fungi foraging in the woods beside the house or just curl up with a book after a long soak in the hot tub under the stars.

Both properties have short break availability in the next month… Now tell me you’re not already mentally relaxing in one of them? What better way to celebrate Mothers Day than planning a stay in one of these…

Both properties are available via the rather wondrous One Off Places site – you might just want to have a look round while you’re there.

Author: Laura

A 70's child, I’ve been married for a Very Long Time, and appear to have made four children, and collected one large and useless dog along the way. I work, I have four children, I have a dog… ergo, I do not do dusting or ironing. I began LittleStuff back in (gulp) 2004. I like huge mugs of tea. And Coffee. And Cake. And a steaming cone of crispy fresh fluffy chips, smothered in salt and vinegar. #healthyeater When I grow up I am going to be quietly graceful, organised and wear lipstick every day. In the meantime I *may* have a slight butterfly-brain issue.

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