true english countryside

true english countryside
We then had a 3 hour drive to our hostel which is in Hartington population: 345 (thanks for the stat jessy). This town is breathtaking. The drive here was incredibly perfect. I could drive on the English countryside for days on end. There are so many beautiful scenes of pastures for sheep and cows and goats! We are staying at this hostel which is in this really old building. By  that I mean it was built in 1350!!!!!! In face the room I’m staying in is part of the the building that is the original building. Pretty neat! Jessy and I explored the town and it didn’t take long because it was so small. The buildings are these stone buildings carefully pieced together. Each one has a name “the old chapel” “the ___ cottage” it’s really quite lovely. There are farm animals all over and we hear some cows mooing really loud at eachother. We also met a friendly cat which made Jessy go weak at the knees. The greenery as the backdrop to these cottages could not get any better—really. One of them had smoke coming out of it’s chimney and lead up the road to this suuuuuper old churchyard with sweet graves that are so old that the names have been washed away by the weathering of time. This is positively magical and I wish to never leave.

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