Happy first official UK day of autumn everyone! I've been having a beautifully autumn themed day and I'm excited to share a not so well known, but a quirky, beautiful and tranquil little spot in Cornwall that I'm sure you'll all love as much as I did.
Melinsey Mill is situated in Veryan near Truro, hidden away in the winding country lanes. Somewhere my mum wanted to take me for my 21st birthday a couple of years ago, alas they're only open between April- Late October, but on this lovely AUTUMN morning we decided to go for an explore and cake. For your information, my perfect way to spend a day off!
A working 16th century watermill, this quirky attraction really captured my imagination (just like my mum knew it would!) According to county records, there has been a mill on the site since 1210 and the local, family business shows a selection of perfectly Cornish eccentricity curios and homemade goodies.
Free admission, we first wondered through the mill to check out the amazing machinery, guiding us up the stairs, we found a seating area and a selection of artwork and other handmade delights.
|Possibly ghosties in the corner of my photo there- probably just bad phone flash though.|
|A dusty selection of bottles and jugs.|
|A fancy walking stick with a fish handle.|
|These little guys made my heart swell.|
|I found this beautiful photograph (I think) for sale.|
|Crazy horse art. Purpose.|
After a good ol nose, we looped around the mill house and ended up in the little cafe area. All homemade food and local produce, I ordered a giant slab of chocolate fudge cake, mother had a lovely looking bit of quiche with a delicious salad. We chatted outside, overlooking the small lake, tranquil and relaxing.
We practically licked our plates and needed to walk off the cake scoffing so we had a wander and discovered a garden straight out of a Lewis Carroll novel.
Tea pots and chairs hanging from trees, rickety bridges and twisty walkways, I was in my element.
|Smile mummy I'm going to blog about this place!|
|Even the plates were super cute! Scoff scoff.|
|This is so great.|
Love Sophie Xx