Everything we need to do in England before going to New Zealand is in the West Country. The West Country is a fantastic place to be in the summer, with lush, flower-speckled countryside and a variety of beaches to enjoy. I grew up here and love visiting. But so does everyone else, so finding somewhere to be for a month or two was a challenge. We are splitting our time between camp sites, a couple of weeks in the house I grew up in (thanks, Mum and Dad!) and an AirBnB place in Totnes. The last one is where we are now and it is the closest we could get to the Land Rover mechanic without breaking our budget. He’s an hour away.
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