January and February have to be the most dull and lingering months in the year, the glitz and festivities of Christmas are a distant memory and in it’s place is an empty calendar and a steady overdraft bill instead. 

This year me and the other half decided to get banish the new year blues and book a stay-cation in our favourite luxury UK lodge company, Darwin Escapes.

Avid readers will know that last year we travelled to the candy coloured, oh-so-instagramable, Beach Cove in Ilfracombe and absolutely loved the hot tub relaxation that ensued.

This year we travelled to the East of Devon to Axminster and stayed at the wooden lodges in Hawkchurch Resort and Spa.

Now, we knew that this lodge would have to step up a notch to out do our sweet little hut on the beach… and boy, did it.

Set in the rolling countryside, this super luxurious lodge was beautifully decorated, had a huge bed, hot tub submerged into the private deck and a freestanding bath to boot.

There’s no much to do in the area, but that was the point – this was a relaxation holiday where we were forced to completely chill out.

We did venture out during the day to seaside towns, quirky high street shops and National Trust properties, before heading back to the hydro pool and a relaxing drink in the Beeches restaurant on site.  It was bliss.

This was my second Darwin Escapes holiday and I’m already looking into my third next year. Prices start from £225 for a short break in Hawkchurch, so book yourself a getaway! You deserve it!

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