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Tar Barrels of Ottery St Mary

Every year on 5th November, the East Devon town of Ottery St. Mary takes centre stage as flaming tar barrels are carried through the streets in a tradition that goes back hundreds of years. We delve a little into the history behind the tar barrels, and highlight some of our top places to stay should…

16th October 2018
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Meet the Owners – The North Wing, Combermere Abbey Estate

As part of our ‘Meet the Owners’ blog series, this month we’re off to meet Sarah Callander Beckett, who along with her husband Peter and son Peregrine, owns and runs the stunning Combermere Abbey Estate on the Cheshire / Shropshire borders. The recently converted North Wing now offers luxurious boutique bed and breakfast accommodation which…

8th October 2018
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Find your perfect October Half Term Break

It seems like only 5 minutes ago the kids went back to school but already half term is looming! If you fancy escaping somewhere with the family before winter really sets in, here are some of our top picks for a fabulous October half term break.   Pentillie Castle Located in the stunning Tamar Valley…

26th September 2018
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Meet the owners – Cley Windmill, Norfolk

This month we’re off to meet Carolyn Godlee, who along with her husband Julian runs the the very unique Cley Windmill in Norfolk.¬†Full of history, Cley Windmill is set on the North Norfolk coast in the beautiful village of Cley-next-the-Sea, and offers breathtaking views across the water and famous local salt marshes. Carolyn tells us…

17th September 2018
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The Elm Tree Boutique B&B Nominated for Top Award!

From a standing start just over two years, The Elm Tree Boutique B&B has certainly had a somewhat meteoric rise in the world of hospitality. Since welcoming its first guests back in early 2016 to achieving 5 star status within the first 6 months of opening, owners Jonathon and Christopher have barely had time to…

12th September 2018
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Top picks for an adults only break

As we can hear the collective sigh of relief from parents all across the country that their little darlings are safely back at school, it’s now time for the adults to have a break. As such, we’ve put together our top picks for an adults only break where you can indulge in some quality R&R…

5th September 2018
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Top things to do in Whitby

The popular seaside town of Whitby in Yorkshire, remains a firm favourite as a top UK destination for a staycation, and if you are planning to visit anytime soon, we have selected the best of the local attractions and top things to do in Whitby to make your stay as memorable as possible. Museum of…

20th August 2018
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Treetops is available for long weekends and week-long stays

Introducing Treetops: Luxury self-catering accommodation in the heart of Devon

Nestled in the grounds of the multi-award winning Boutique B&B Higher Gitcombe, Treetops is the latest venture by owners Paul and Lynnie Jolly. This delightful sanctuary is situated in a beautifully quiet rural location in the South Hams in Devon; an area of outstanding natural beauty. Treetops offers luxury self-catering accommodation and is self-contained, thereby…

7th August 2018
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Best Beaches in Devon and Cornwall

Devon and Cornwall remain firm favourites as two of the UK’s top destinations of choice when it comes to summer breaks, as both families and couples go off in search of sun, sand, sea and surf. If you are one of those lucky enough to be visiting this beautiful part of the UK over the…

26th July 2018
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