My partner and I booked Twelve Penny Barn for a long weekend in celebration of our 10 year anniversary together. Quite spontaneously, we booked it on a Monday and arrived the very same Friday.

We were greeted with a very warm welcome and tour by Simon the owner and that evening we went out for a meal at the local pub, with exceptional food and service.

On Saturday we had planned to visit Bude and so armed with our hamper full of treats, we headed off for a day of swimming in the sea, reading in the sand dunes and touring the castle.

Sunday was not meant to be such great weather so we decided to stay at the barn and enjoy our lovely surroundings. We drank champagne whilst watching the Wimbledon men´s final, ate a most excellent supper with ingredients bought fresh from the local farm shop and when it got chilly, we cosied up in front of the log burner.

After the clock struck midnight, I was proposed to! In the loveliest place I can think of, it could not have felt more special.

Twelve Penny Barn will always feel magical to me. Thank you to Simon and Sue for creating this wonderful place and thank you Unique Homestays for arranging our stay.