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Latest News Category: News (5 posts)


Anthony Salmon | 06th July 2016 | General Articles
  Two groups of migrants were spotted arriving on Shaldon beach last night. None had passports, but when questioned said they were seeking asylum from Trump. Temporary accommodation was set up in the Ferry Boat Inn garden. Villagers and visitors to the holiday homes in Shaldon were advised to be extra vigilant and lock up their horses....

Monica Ducard | 04th May 2016 | General Articles
Lots to do at Exmouth Festival   A ten-day festival from May 27 to June 5 in Exmouth will be brimming with activities that all the family can get involved with, from music, to art, theatre and treasure trails.   If you are staying in one of our holiday homes in South Devon, take a day out to the Exmouth Festivals at the end of the May to explore many of the festivities that will be held across the town – there will be something for all the family.   Carla Hiley, Exmouth’s art manager, said “We’re covering all areas of music and culture, as well as getting it spread throughout the town.   “I think it’s more of a mix [than previous years]. We’ve got Twelfth Night in Manor Gardens, we’ve got a jazz evening and an evening just for local musicians. It’s a nice mixture.”   One of the many highlights of the festival will be an interactive trail, featuring artists, crafts, knitters, photographers and poets who will be displaying their work across the town. The streets will become a walk-around art gallery exhibiting work from Exmouth artists and the community.   The Festival is being held over the Bank Holiday and Half Term holiday, so it is a perfect time for families to take part in the events. Some of the activities over the whole ten days include live music acts, a circus jamboree, trade stands selling local produce, workshops for children, jazz bands, folk singing, Morris dancing and lots more. Check out what’s on when here.   Photo by: Adrian Pingstone...

Monica Ducard | 20th April 2016 | General Articles
Fish Quay opens in Teignmouth   A £1.1 million Fish Quay has opened in Teignmouth, South Devon, that was built to help boost fishing, leisure and tourism industries in Teignmouth and surrounding areas. Close to our Devon holiday cottages, the quay will be the great place for recreational fishing. The regeneration scheme aims to boost the livelihoods of the local South Devon fishermen, help retain the fishing heritage of the area and encourage visitors with new facilities and boats. The wooden jetty has been replaced with a new pontoon, as well new equipment for fisherman to process their catches. There has also been an improvement in landing facilities for better handling and turnaround of boats, as well as better access for vehicles moving the catches to market. The improvements also mean that charter vessels have access to Teignmouth so people can come to town by boat can enjoy the beaches shops and other tourist attractions Teignmouth has to offer. Teignbridge District Council’s Deputy Chief Executive Phil Shears said: “This is another example of Teignbridge delivering big on projects that support and strengthen the local economy.” The development of Fish Quay has come after other successful schemes across the Teignmouth area and South Devon. This scheme was funded by Devon District Council, European Fisheries Fund and the Teignbridge Council. Paul Barczok, from the Teign Fishermen and Waterman’s CIC said: “The fishing community are delighted to see the new quay which will create real benefits for both the local industry and the wider community and may even encourage the next generation of boats from neighbouring areas to fish from Teignmouth.” Fishing is just one of many great activities to get involved with and try out when staying at our Devon holiday cottages, with windsurfing, body boarding and wild swimming to do too.   Photo by: Robin Stott...

Monica Ducard | 06th April 2016 | General Articles
Enjoy wine and mead from South Devon   Lyme Bay is a small West Country winery located in South Devon, in the stunning Axe Valley. Their stunning range wines, ciders, meads and more are an example of quality English beverages. The winery recently produced a new mead, ‘Yore’, made locally in Devon. Using English honey like a traditional mead, the drink has an abv of 4% that is lower than most meads, closer to cider and beer, making it a light and enjoyable drink. Managing director James Lambert said: “Craft beers and ciders have enjoyed an enormous lift in popularity over the past few years. This is leading to a rising interest in more traditional English drinks, such as mead.” Usually a heavier drink, mead is popular due the intense flavours it has and the high alcohol content. Lyme Bay Winery also has fruit wines and sparkling wines available for those who prefer a lighter and sweeter drink. Producing drinks since 2014, the winery continues to have some stunning local wines and beers to enjoy. Just some of the flavours in these outstanding drinks include strawberry, elderflower, pear, mint and peach. Why not try some of these spectacular English beverages when staying at our cottages in Shaldon? You can kick back and enjoy an evening lounging in the garden and patio whilst soaking up the setting sun sipping on the local wine, or pop to one the friendly local pubs and have a pint in the beer garden. Other posts you may like: Check out these attractions to see across Dartmoor Shaldon Zoo has welcomed two new cute monkeys Photo by: Barry Lewis...

Monica Ducard | 23rd March 2016 | General Articles
Shaldon Zoo has welcomed two new cute monkeys Two new monkeys have arrived at Shaldon Zoo this month. The Douroucouli monkeys are called Dusk and Dawn, and have settled in well to their new home. Julie Matthews, who is the Education and Research Officer for Shaldon Wildlife Trust, said: “They have settled in very well here in a mixed exhibit with tree shrews and a mouse deer.” Douroucouli monkeys are the only nocturnal monkeys in the world, and have the nickname of the owl monkey or night monkey because of this, and also because of their disproportionately large brown eyes. Their eyes have evolved to adapt to their night life, allowing the monkeys see in almost entirely black and white and are perfect for seeing any movement of the insects they eat. Night monkeys are native to tropical areas in South America. Another way the Douroucoulis is different to other primates in that it can sound a gong-like booming noise when it is communicating with others. This loud sound carries far. It does also twitter and squeak like other monkeys. Shaldon Zoo, the home of Shaldon Wildlife Trust, is a lovely attraction and a great place for a day out when staying at our holiday cottages in South Devon, maybe you can catch a glimpse of Dusk and Dawn when you’re there. Photo by: Tanya Durrant...