This was the first time I’d been to Greyton, and I fell completely in love. It’s the kind of place as a kid, I dreamt of living in. It felt like we were in the English countryside, with every street filled with the most beautiful cottages, big country gardens with mountainous views from every side.
We stayed in a charming cottage that we found on Airbnb, called Yesnaby. It slept six people inside the main house and had a separate cottage on the property that slept two. There’s a deck outside on the edge of the large garden surrounded by fairy lights in the trees. I’d recommend staying somewhere with a fireplace if you’re heading there in winter as it gets extremely cold in the evenings. We made full use of the cosy fireplace in the living room area.
Things To Do in Greyton
- Rent a bicycle and explore the town
- Visit the Old Potters Inn for a drink
- Go for a hike in the nature reserve
- Visit the Saturday market
- Grab a coffee and pastry at the Post House
Rent a bicycle
We rented the sweetest vintage bicycles and cycled around the town. Luckily, they had one left with a baby seat so Harriet could join in on the fun. We cycled around the quaint little streets, passed grazing cows and streams and admired all the cottages while dreaming of a much simpler life in the country. Which brings me to my next point
Have a drink at the Old Potters Inn
We parked our bikes off on the side of the main road and popped into The Old Potters Inn for drinks while being treated with a live Jazz performance.
Hike in the nature reserve
It was a short 5-minute walk to get to the nature reserve, where we went for a hike and stopped for an extremely chilly dip in one of the rock pools. There’s a couple of waterfalls you can hike to as well.
Visit the Saturday Market
Every Saturday from 10am – 12pm the Greyton morning market is open for you to fill your baskets with locally made goods. We got some homemade rusks which were amazing. They also have a small coffee truck that serves some caffeinated goodness.
Grab a coffee and pastry at the Post House
Planted in the main street, you’ll find the Coffee Pod situated in the Post House hotel. Unfortunately, we never got around to popping in but it looks amazing. We’ll definitely be paying them a visit on our next trip to Greyton.
I was pleasantly surprised at the number of shops there were in the town. An array of beautiful stores selling antiques, vintage clothing, chocolates, and gifts.
There’s also an OK mart in the town which is more like an upmarket Spar with everything you could possibly need.
There’s something magical about Greyton, a charming village that makes you feel like you’ve escaped to the English countryside, surrounded by glorious nature and friendly local faces. We’ll soon be back, dearest Greyton.