Some of our latest news, thoughts and the odd bit of helpful advice.
The sheep have lambed, the daffodils are out in the open areas but still coming in the woodlands, the cleaners are booked for a Spring Clean (this week) and we are looking forwards to showing off our two new kitchens (Fuschia and Camellia). The valley is the same as ever, as I sit here I can hear the sheep, the gushing stream and some Spring birds – but that’s all. We are nearly ready for opening and looking forwards to seeing many of our returning and guests and meeting the new ones. Our weekly prices are on the website, but do phone or email if you would like to come for different length...Read more
We were really pleased to have raised £162 at our Macmillan Coffee and Cake morning. Many of our colleagues from North Devon Farm Holidays came to Spreacombe armed with homemade cakes and cash. We lit the woodburner in our barn - chatted, ate cake, drank coffee and were pleased to be able to give such a good cause our proceeds.Read more
It is difficult to think of a better way to spend a few hours than heading out to the cliff path to walk around Morte Point, only about 10 minutes from Spreacombe. We parked in Mortehoe and had another great experience walking past the church to the cliff and around. The views of both Woolacombe beach and the craggy coves were as stunning as usual and we saw seal on the Ilfracombe/Lee side of The Point. Bird watchers were out with binoculars and the local sheep were largely unbothered by us as they were busy having their lunch. Annie was invited to walk ahead for the photo shoot - she is...Read more
"Dramatic river gorge, ancient woodlands, tea garden and shop in stunning surroundings" is how the National Trust website describes Watersmeet - about 40 minutes from Spreacombe. Well recommended for a trip, we took a picnic and ate it on the walk along the river from Watersmeet to Rockford. On our return we had a delicious cream tea back at the National Trust Watersmeet House and browsed the shop before then walking in the other direction to Lynmouth. We think that we walked about 9.5 miles and certainly deserved our cream tea.Read more