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Field gate with sign to RSPB Chapel Wood.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

We would like to wish everyone reading this a Merry Christmas, we hope that you enjoy the festive break.  Being near to Woolacombe we will be heading to the beach on Christmas Day for a long morning walk with the dogs, the turkey and trimmings will come later in the day. We are going to the Woolacombe Carol Service this evening, Sunday.  We don't take guests at this time of year so even those of you that have been several times won't have seen a morning like this at Spreacombe although you will have walked through the gate to our ponds or the RSPB wood on many occassions. We hope you like the...

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We walked to the top of Saunton Down.

Walking Holidays

For a stunning view this was difficult to beat.  We walked from Saunton Beach Car Park, crossed the road and went uphill as far as we could go until we were right at the top of Saunton Down. Wow what a view. Admittedly it was a sunny day but the 360 degree panorama was amazing. This photograph shows Saunton Beach and the Brauton Burrows, maybe the edge of Saunton Golf Course. In other directions we could see Baggy Point, Georgeham Church, and views across the fields.  It was quite a hike uphill but well worth the view. 

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lounge overlooking the lawn area.

Upgrade for Hibiscus

We are so pleased that our guests are giving us good feedback after we made some changes to Hibiscus holiday cottage this Spring. It all started with the sofa and a desire to get more comfortable seating. Jenny, from the local interior design company, suggested "3-seater" sofa against the exterior wall, wall mounting the TV and moving the dining area within the room. Quite a change from the old layout but sold on the idea of upgrading we went ahead which also involved re-hanging the door and moving the light switch; why is nothing ever simple?   Mark the painter arrived this Spring enthused...

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Newly planted trees, including flowering cherries, on the Spreacombe Estate

Out with the old in with the new

Tree Planting Update. We consider the start of the holiday season at Spreacombe to be Easter, although with the late Easter this year we have already had some guests enjoying this lovely early Spring - we even had ice cream after a walk at Saunton Beach in March - delicious if slightly odd having such a warm day in March. Back at Spreacombe, perhaps this biggest change to report is the ongoing tree cycle - the big ash, admittedly hollow ash, that was in Mill Meadow fell recently.  The men are now happily cutting firewood.  On the more positive side,  we have a planting programme for around 16...

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