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Woolacombe Beach, Devon Flag. Out on a dog walk with my friend.

Close of Season

We are now closed for our winter shutdown but I wanted to share this photo of Woolacombe beach, taken from the Tourist Information area. I was waiting for my friend for a long walk with the dogs and the view was as stunning as ever.   Back at home we are deep cleaning all the cottages before winter sets in and deciding on new flooring for the lounge of Hibiscus (laminate or carpet). I will decide on any other purchases / changes after this.  On the farm the rams have just gone into the same field as the ewes; we have 2 rams this year so I am assuming that it is a joint captaincy situation,...

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Pizza followed by Summer Sunset

Its been difficult not to take a good sunset photograph this summer. This partiucular shot was taken in Ilfracombe, by the Landmark theatre, after we had been to Giovanni and Lucca's Italian resaturant for pizza with friends.  If you want good authentic Italian pasta and pizza this is the best place that I know in our area of North Devon.  On another recent evening we went to Barricaine Beach, Woolacombe and enjoyed another great Sri Lankan curry. The curries are served from the beach hut and you sit on the beach to eat them, bringing your own wine if required.  We went back to Marine Drive ...

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Croyde Scrumptious Trail

We completed the Croyde Scrumptious Trail last weekend. 10 miles walk (or run) around our beautiful countryside, over 10 stops to sample local food and drink and money raised for "over and above" a local hospital charity. This stunning view was snapped above Putsborough Beach, looking towards Baggy Point. 

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Getting some shade

We feel so pleased for our guests that both Bank Holidays in May have been super weather.  On 7th May we had a large group that took 2 cottages and were able to push the outdoor tables together to eat leisurely breakfasts outside over their entire long weekend break.   This week we have some individual bookings and a group over 3 cottages. The group booking have also booked the Old Barn so that they have a larger space for joining together and to where they have even retreated for shade and cool.  The peacock in in full plumage ; look hard you can see him in one of his shady spots;  perhaps...

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