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Chocolate cake recipe, courtesy of Mincombe Barn:

Luke’s chocolate cake with chocolate ganache.  Can be decorated according to the season! Ingredients: 225g Butter or baking margarine 225g Caster sugar 225g Self-raising flour 50g Cocoa powder 1 teaspoon baking powder 2 large duck eggs or 4 chicken eggs

Posted in Member Farms, Recipes

P-p-p-pick up a penguin on World Penguin Day!

Living Coasts is an all-weather attraction, located on Torquay seafront in South Devon.   There’s always plenty to see and do – mingle with the playful penguins, get up close to the otters, octopus and seals, and much more.  Visit Penguin

Posted in Beach, Member Farms, Restaurants, Retail, Shopping, Wildlife

Easter at Little Comfort Farm means egg hunts and plenty of chocolate

The Easter egg hunts have always been popular with our holiday cottage guests at Little Comfort Farm and we hold one each week throughout the Easter holidays so everyone staying on the farm gets a go. Clues are hidden around

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The story of a castle as told for children and then for the adults!

Entertain your children over Easter: The story of Lawrence Castle (Children’s Workshop) Have you spotted the big white castle from the viewpoint on the Discovery Trail at Haldon Forest?  Why not learn a little bit about its colourful history and

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Be sure to visit Croyde during your stay…..

Tell people you live in North Devon and they will invariably have heard of Croyde, even if they don’t know anywhere else in the area. Probably best known for its surf, when the conditions are right Croyde produces steep, powerful

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The dreams and reality of a running a farm based B&B!

My dream… to have wonderful children staying at our farm enjoying what they would normally only see on the television or Xbox – real fields, grass, sheep, cows, bullocks, chickens. Before moving to Yellingham we knew that the farm would

Posted in Calves, chickens, Cows, Farm Dogs, Member Farms

Follow in the footsteps of a literary heroine…

Lovers of English literature will know that RD Blackmore’s  19th century romantic novel Lorna Doone was set on Exmoor, in and around the villages of Oare and Malmsmead.  The valley below Oare is now widely known as Doone Valley and

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The magic of Lundy Island………

A day spent on Lundy Island during your holiday will be a day well spent.  Escape to this magical island by ferry from Ilfracombe or Bideford.  It is the ultimate get-away-from-it-all – incredible scenery all around you, nothing between you

Posted in Beach, Boats, Ferry, Member Farms, Wildlife

Saunton – everything you could possibly want in a beach!

A fabulous beach to visit at any time of the year and just a short drive from Little Comfort, Saunton’s three and a half mile stretch of unspoiled golden sand is backed by the dunes of Braunton Burrows, which have

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Managing the poultry at Devon Eco Holidays!

Our blog photo shows Jim and wonderful Workawayer, Elle building a duckling run last May.  The ducklings and Mother Duck lasted in that run less than one day before they found a way out and ran from there to the ponds

Posted in Member Farms, pets