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Some of our latest news, thoughts and the odd bit of helpful advice.

 

May Bank Holiday Weekend

One of our current favourite short trips.  Park at the National Trust Car Park, near Hunters Inn, Exmoor and walk along the valley to Heddon's Mouth Beach. The beach is home to a restored 19th century lime kiln. The stones make a change from our normal sandy beaches and in the past we have seen seal here.  The walking bit takes about an hour but this of course depends on how long you take building your stone scupture - we thought that this one was a pretty good effort.  The link takes you to the National Trust website and full description of the walk. https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/heddon-...

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Spring?

It actually seems like Spring. . The primroses and remaining daffodils are a picture both in the woods and alongside some of the tracks and the bluebells are just starting to come out in the warmer areas. We had our Visit England quality inspection yesterday and were pleased to retain our 3 star grading, certainly the feedback that we got from our Easter guests was again good.  So now we have a quieter period to take stock before the May Bank Holiday arrivals with its weekenders. One party tell me that they are looking forwards to some long walks followed by a Fish and Chip dinner at Squires...

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This season's "must have" fashion item

....the little blue coat.    The lambs are starting to go outside and guess what the lucky ones are wearing?   Sheep and lambs are well equipped for the cold weather, but the little ones don't much like the "cold and wet" combination, so, as this February weather has been changeable, we are keeping the lambs in until a couple of consecutive good weather days are forecast and then as an extra precaution the smaller lambs are dressed in the "little blue number". 

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New Season - New Website

We hope that you like our "New Look" website - we've been working hard on it this winter. We're rather pleased with it and believe that with all the extra pictures it allows us to show off both Spreacombe and the wider North Devon area to their best effect - its also "responsive",  meaning that it works well on a phone and tablet as well as the traditional pc - definitely a 2016 requirement.   Also on the technological front, many of you will have noticed that we had Wi-Fi installed at the cottages last year.  I refer to it as "rural" Wi-Fi ;  we are definitely not in a fibre optic area but...

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