Hem and Away: Totnes Champagne Tea


Last weekend me and my other half had a glorious weekend away in the Devon. We took the opportunity to visit a few places we had heard great things about and we were not disappointed.

I am a sucker for hunting for 6ft novelty animals, so the Gromit Unleashed trail currently happening in Bristol and beyond is right up my street. Luckily for me, I also have a super understanding boyf who very kindly plotted us a route to include a few of the out of town Gromits on route to Devon. Gromit Unleashed post to come soon! A pleasant surprise met us at our first Gromit stop, Lye Cross Farm, in the form of Dorothy The Food Hut Bus serving delicious tea and cake, and although we were on route to a cream tea, we just could not resist popping in.

food bus
Polka-dot Dress, Primark.

cake on bus

After driving for an hour or so we reached our hotel, the gorgeous Sampsons Farm, where we had a delicious Champagne Tea. Oh my, how spoilt I felt as the waiter suggested we have our food on our balcony in the sunshine and delivered endless amounts of sandwiches, cake, home baked scones with clotted cream, pots of tea and a lovely bottle of champagne on ice. If only every weekend could start like this…

cream tea


cream tea 1


vt cakes
Train Dress, Cath Kidston.

After over indulging and filling ourselves to bursting point, we decided to take a leisurely walk alongside the River Teign, stopping along the way for few games of Pooh Sticks.

Saturday was all about Totnes, with its numerous cafes, bakeries, independent music and clothes shops, plus the beautiful castle and churches, it is a delightful place to spend a day.

totnes sign
Cat Top, Modcloth and Zatchel.


A sign

cup tree

totnes town

The real highlight for me was the Totnes Cat Cafe. I had a great time drinking coffee while making friends with Mango, Rolo and co. When you arrive you get given a box of cat treats and are invited to spend as long as you wish hanging with the moggies. The cats, and their staff, are very friendly and sociable. I thoroughly recommend Totnes Cat Cafe to any cat fan.

cat cafe

vt n kitty
Me and Glee.
Lilac, Rolo and Glee.
close up kitty
Cheeky Lilac!

South West is Best. I can’t wait to go back!

V x

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