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Thirst quenching Devon

South Devon has some hidden gems of breweries, distilleries and vineyards.  Whether you want to take a tour or just sample whats on offer you can make some great holiday memories whilst quenching your thirst. Salcombe Gin Salcombe is South Devons yachting haven and what better ritual to adopt than that of the “sundowner”- a refreshing […]

Valentines Weekend in The Linhay

The Linhay makes a perfect couples (or family) retreat all year round- but especially at Valentines. The Linhay has the largest living/dining area of all our cottages, with a triple aspect view out onto the courtyard, the wildlife pond and its own private garden. Settle down on one of the squishy sofas in front of […]

Shop Local this Christmas

South Devon knows how to kick off Christmas! Both Dartmouth and Kingsbridge have wonderful Christmas fairs. Dartmouth opens the festive season with a unique Candlelit evening (November 24th-25th) lantern parade and Christmas market.  Kingsbridge Celebrates Christmas is the first weekend in December and showcases local artisans, food producers and independent retailers. This year I have […]

National Fish and Chip Day

Friday June 2nd saw National Fish and Chip Day – as if we needed an excuse!! It is estimated that 333.6m portions of fish and chips are consumed in the UK each year, and we know that now guests holiday is complete without trying their own portion! We have some excellent establishments locally offering the […]

The Tale of the Whale

February 23rd may have brought Storm Doris to the UK, however in South Devon we were blessed with a sunny day (although windy) that brought an unusual visitor to our coastline. By midday there were reports that a whale had been spotted off the shore of Slapton Sands (a 10 minute drive from Beeson Farm). […]

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 […]