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The Lost Village of Hallsands

A century ago one of our local fishing villages was struck by disaster. South Hallsands was one of several small communities dotted along the coast that relied on the sea for its living and supported 128 inhabitants, 39 houses and a pub. In the 1890s it was decided to expand the Naval dockyard at Devonport, […]

A romantic retreat for Valentines Day

We love Devon and with Valentines Day approaching we thought we’d share our top romantic ideas with you! 1. Beach strolls There are plenty of beaches, sheltered coves or romantic clifftop walks to choose from. Walk along the sandy shore of Bigbury on Sea and head over to Burgh Island at low tide. Follow the […]

Family fun in the winter

Thinking of booking a holiday but worried what to do if the weather isnt too good? Dont fear, South Devon has plenty to offer the whole family off season! One of our favourite adventures is to Woodlands Family Theme Park,http://www.woodlandspark.com/ near Dartmouth. A short drive along the beautiful coast road, Woodlands boasts one of the […]

Start Point Lighthouse

One of our favourite family walks is down to Start Point lighthouse, on the most southerly headland in the country. The promontory has been designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), recognising the national importance of its geology, lichens, invertebrates, rare flowering plants, breeding birds (including the rate Cirl Bunting)  and an intertidal area […]

Why was the sand wet? Because the Seaweed!

My children are always wandering off into rockpools in search of marine life. Many of our local beaches have excellent rockpools including Lannacombe, Bantham, Bigbury and Hope Cove. Crabs, limpets, anenomes, shrimps, blenny and occasionally a starfish can all be found lurking in the shallow waters. You can find a useful guide to what you […]

Greenway House

On a sunny July day, just before the schools had broken up for the summer we took a trip back in time to the 1950s. I have always wanted to visit Agatha Christies holiday home in Devon- Greenway House, now faithfully cared for  by the National Trust. Agatha Christie called Greenway “the loveliest place in […]

Breakfast with a view

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day “breakfast like a king…” or so they say, so we set off this morning to one of South Devons finest (and most southerly) breakfast spots! Cafe ODE at Gara Rock is approximately a 15 minute drive from Beeson Farm and the perfect place to start a […]