One of our lovely guests has very kindly written a poem to describe their stay with us. It’s based on the poem “Sea Fever”  By John Masefield (1878-1967).
(English Poet Laureate, 1930-1967.)

“Sea Fever” begins

I must down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the sky,
And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by,
And the wheel’s kick and the wind’s song and the white sail’s shaking,
And a grey mist on the sea’s face, and a grey dawn breaking.

Sally Mayne, who along with her husband Richard has just spent 5 days with us, read out her parting gift as they left this morning it was  her wonderful version of the poem “Sea Fever”. Thank you Sally we will treasure this.

“Fal Fever” By Sally Mayne Sept 2014

We must go down to breakfast again, to the lovely delicious smell

of the eggs, the bacon and the “Specials Board”, all served by Jae, Izzy & Mel

as the tea brews, we tell each other our news and Falmouth waking

while Simon & Vanessa are hard at work, frying, grilling & baking


We must come back to Falmouth again to the lovely sea and the sky

and of course we’ll stay at Highcliffe – no need to ask us why

So it’s back to work, and back to the gym to lose the pounds thats gone on me and him

So if you ever need to get away, you will know the place to come and stay.