- Penzance, Cornwall, United Kingdom
- Aug 15, 2020 - Aug 24, 2020
A perfect country retreatThis was my first exchange experience and it could not have been more perfect. The cottage was delightful, comfortable, pretty, totally secluded and lovely to be in. The kitchen was well equipped and I loved taking my hosts up on their kind invitation to pick and cook produce from the kitchen garden and orchard. The gardens and all the land around the house, including woodland, were really lovely. It was fun to take care of the hens and collect eggs in the morning for breakfast. The surrounding countryside and far reaches of Shropshire were a revelation to me. I enjoyed driving along gorgeous winding roads and visited a very wide range of places, from high hilltops with astonishing views to peaceful canal towpaths and woodland; attractive and historic towns such as Ludlow and Shrewsbury; heritage sites, riverbanks, and even a perfect wild swimming location in Carding Mill Valley. My exchange family could not have been kinder, more helpful and clear and communicative. The whole experience has been a delight from start to finish. Thank you Carl, Melissa and family.