If you’ve seen my latest vlog, or keep up with my Instagram stories, you will have noticed that Sam and I spent the last weekend in Devon. It was a working trip (I worked, Sam played golf *insert eye roll here*) with some absolutely stunning shoots over the Dartmoor National Park and near Woolacombe.
We were very kindly put up by the lovely Emma, known for her leading roles in Hilo Silver, Doris & Co. and who also runs the very unique, completely immersive, 1970s inspired holiday home, Dimmet. And I loved it so much that I’m giving it it’s very own blog post!
Dimmet is a holiday house like no other, for sure. I don’t think I’ve ever been anywhere so intentionally themed, before and I now I feel like I want every hotel/B&B/house I ever stay in to have a theme. From the funky wallpaper in every room, to the retro bed covers, the vintage furniture and the orange leather sofas. It’s so much fun!
We arrived in the dark and I couldn’t wait to get up the next morning to look at everything properly!
The attention to detail in Dimmet is incredible. We were only there for two nights and were continuously finding new hidden features that made us smile, but I feel like you’d go on like that until you left, even if you were there for the entire week.
We all know that holidays in the UK are notoriously hit and miss in terms of the weather, but I feel like Dimmet has really taken that into account and as totally got you covered. Not only are there 70s themed books, DVDs, recipe books, records (to go on the record player) but there are also 70s clothes hidden away in the wardrobe, for you to play dress up, if you really want to embrace the era! And I know that Emma is constantly adding to the house, so there will be new surprises with every stay.
This two bedroom bungalow sleeps four, so is great for a group of friends or a family. And it’s located in the beautiful village of Braunton, North Devon, just a stones throw from Suanton Sands and Woolacombe.
We chose to stay indoors one evening, ordered the tastiest fish and chips from Squires, just down the road and lit the cosy wood burning fire place. There is also a lovely garden, patio area and BBQ, which we would love to make use of when we return in the summer months.
And don’t panic, because the 70s theme does start and end with the decor and added extras. The house has all of the necessary mod cons that you might need throughout your stay. Including a good wifi connection, a coffee maker, a huge TV and DVD player, a games console, an iPod dock and more.
Emma really has thought of absolutely everything. There is a welcome pack to tell you where to eat out, or order in, if you prefer, which we did. Everything down to the kitchen cutlery and the bath towels are on theme. It’s pretty incredible the amount of thought that has gone into creating this immersive experience, for each and every guest.
Thank you so much to Emma and Andrew, for having us to stay at Dimmet. It really made an average working weekend away, something quite special and unique. Sam and I will definitely be back for more 70s mania, (and delicious fish and chips!) in the future!!