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The River Cottage – Kath Eats Actual Meals

My good friend Ellen and I spent two nights at a river cottage in North, Virginia. Right here’s the recap of our peaceable keep!

Cottage By The River

My good friend Ellen booked this tremendous charming Airbnb in Japanese Virginia for 4 nights. She invited me to affix for as many as I may get away, so I spent final Thursday and Friday along with her having fun with the peaceable quiet by the water. 

The home is situated in North, Virginia roughly quarter-hour from the city of Mathews and 20 minutes from Gloucester. It was second again from the water with entry to a pleasant dock. 

The home was SO CUTE!

I took so many psychological notes in regards to the cute decor. 

And effectively appointed with kayaks, bikes, an out of doors bathe, a hammock, adirondack chairs, an out of doors desk, and extra. 

It had 2 bedrooms, facet by facet, and one tub. Excellent for 2 buddies or a small household! 

The cover cowl was sooooo delicate AND it had a zipper closure, which is my new requirement for duvets due to the cleaner line it makes. I checked th tag and the cover was by Kotten Cuture and 100% Egyptian cotton. A terrific value too! I believe I’m getting one…

The view:

Chef Salads

For lunch we had chef salads. Scrumptious! 

Paddleboarding and Kayaks

Ellen loves all outdoorsy stuff and she or he introduced her stand-up paddleboard. I gave it a check run with wobbly legs. I’ve the worst steadiness. 

We additionally went kayaking. The kayaks had fairly a couple of spider webs on them, and I used to be not sure if we should always go. My concern was {that a} spider would crawl out whereas I used to be on the water and I’d be trapped! 

IT HAPPENED! AHHHH. Right here we’re stuffed with adrenaline. I nearly jumped within the river!  

Dinner At The White Canine Bistro

We took showers and dressed up for a pleasant dinner in downtown Mathews at The White Canine Bistro.

The restaurant has received many awards, and I can vouch that every one of them had been effectively deserved. We had an unimaginable meal! 

Amuse-buche: watermelon and feta

Wonderful crab and crawfish hushpuppies

a heat bacon and maple salad with herby goat cheese and candied pecans

Pineapple scallops in a vanilla bean beurre blanc for me

Surf + Turf for Ellen

Pecan Pie with vanilla bean ice cream and caramel sauce

Tidal Flooding

After we returned, we realized the water stage had come up fairly a bit! Apparently they’ve tidal flooding. It was creepy to see the place we had stood earlier was coated in water. 

We watched the film “This Is 40” to unwind. Very acceptable! 


On Friday morning we had leisurely espresso and breakfast – bagels from dwelling and one of the best cantaloupe ever. 

Bike Paths

The neighborhood had a number of sandy bike baths to discover. We went on a forty five minute journey throughout. 

Energy Stroll 

Then I went on an influence stroll and Ellen when kayaking! (I used to be nonetheless recovering from the spider incident so I stayed on dry land). 

Chef Salads Spherical 2

This time we added a half glass of wine……after which extra!!

Afternoon Chill Time

Studying + nice views by the water. The climate was completely excellent!

Dinner at Gap In The Wall

For dinner we drove to Gwynn Island to eat at Gap In The Wall.

It was on the informal facet, and we received the primary spot at a picnic desk on the deck. 

Oysters on the Half Shell!


Blackened Flounder, Brussels, Cottage Potatoes

The potatoes had been out of this world – pimento cheese fashion! We cherished the meals. Ellen had blackened flounder tacos.  


Our cottage faces due east, so we made a degree to get dwelling early sufficient to take pleasure in it on the dock. 

The tip!

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