This weekend we headed out for our first experience at a “Brit Stop”.
Brit Stops are small businesses that allow campervans to stop in their carpark free of charge, as their guest. You are not obliged to purchase anything from the business – all that is asked is that you go and introduce yourselves to the owners.
All of the Brit Stops are listed in a handbook that can be purchased here.
So we headed out to BritStop 16 (you will need to purchase the book to get the exact location!)
We made our way through Plymouth, and across the Torpoint Ferry – alongside two double decker busses!
Not too far and we found our location for the night. BritStop 16 is a nice secluded Pub/B&B. We popped inside and introduced ourselves to Steve, our host.
He made us very welcome, and gave us directions to the coast path. We headed out to the rather blustery path, and headed towards the village – and down to the beech
Heading back we were now walking into the wind – really working up an appetite, and so we decided to treat ourselves for a meal in the pub – and we were in for a treat
Back to the van to chill out after dinner. Last weekend we were on a site with Electricity. This time we were “off-grid” using our on-board LPG, and 12V battery – All systems are working well, it all being rather cosy in the van, with the sound of the wind in the trees.
Time for bed, and time to snuggle down into our Duvalays. We turned the heating off overnight – The temperature dropped, but we were “Snug as a bug in a rug!”
In the morning we woke, had our showers, and breakfast and headed to the National Trust property at Cotehele. The wind had dropped, and the sun was out – what a fantastic day
First we went to the mill
and then to the house
before heading back to the van to have a picnic next to the van – which, of course, had to include a Cornish Pasty!