C A T H E R I N E H I L L & T H E W A L L E D
G A R D E N A T M E L L S
We’d been blessed with much better weather than forecast and so in rather unexpected sunshine, we wandered the boutiques and cafes of Catherine Street and beyond; L’aperitivo, Hunting Raven Books and Bramble & Wild being our favourite finds.
Once contented we’d had our full of vintage emporiums and quirky characterful-corners, we drove 10 minutes down the road to Mells, a gorgeous old stone village quietly nestled in a quiet, green corner of the Somerset countryside. And nestled within the village of Mells is its Walled Garden.
Although very small (don’t expect long walks over lawns) it’s still a really beautiful and serene space, with stunning views, an alfresco cafe and aesthetically pleasing glasshouses. Matt and I chilled here for the rest of the afternoon, till golden hour arrived; nibbling on toasted teacakes and lying out in the sun. Not gonna lie, whilst I’m really enjoying winter I wouldn’t mind an afternoon laying out in the sun right about now!
However, that is not going to happen anytime soon, as at present we’re preparing to fly to Switzerland for five weeks! We’ve been sorting out travel plans; getting our transport, work and finances in order as well as brushing on our languages. January has been a quick, quiet month. But these weeks of organisation have got me so excited for the adventure ahead. And having loved creating these Somerset travel posts, I’m pretty sure I’ll have something similar in store after Switzerland!