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Some delicious recipes submitted by our fantastic members. We hope you enjoy trying out some of these Devonian favourites.

Book in and get a free cookery book!

New from Primrose Farm – A cookery book featuring the favourite recipes from the Primrose farmhouse kitchen! Order at: https://www.southdownduvets.com/shop/primrose-farm-cookery-book/ To make our guests’ stay as relaxing as possible I often cook for them, spending many happy hours in the kitchen

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Have you tried Wild Garlic Pesto?

The South Devon hedgerows around Beeson Farm Holiday Cottages offer an abundance of edible flora, whether its Sloes in the Autumn for gin or Elderflowers in the early summer for making cordial. This spring the hedgerows are bursting with wild flowers and lots

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Fursdon Orchards’ Apple Juice

At Fursdon, there are some very old orchards which are tucked away on the estate and not seen much by visitors, but the apples that come from them are accessible to all in the form of Fursdon apple juice.  Come

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Pancake Day at Beeson Farm

  Pancake Day is a firm favourite with our family – especially the dog, who waits expectantly for any failed flips and pancakes falling from the heavens! Although we love a good, fluffy, American-style pancake for breakfast, we think for

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Quench your thirst in Devon!

South Devon has some hidden gems of breweries, distilleries and vineyards.  Whether you want to take a tour or just sample what’s on offer you can make some great holiday memories whilst quenching your thirst. Salcombe Gin Salcombe is South

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Farm shop – keeping it local…….

They say we are a nation of shopkeepers and here at Lower Campscott we certainly enjoy keeping the farm shop well stocked with all sorts of essential groceries, as well as our succulent meat and some delicious treats as well. 

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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

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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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All the fun of the (Bampton) fair!

Bampton Fair is one of the oldest surviving Charter Fairs in the country, having been granted its Royal Charter by King Henry III in 1258.  It is always held on the last Thursday of October, which this year falls on

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How about a traditional ploughing match?

Do you fancy the chance to enjoy a rural day out in the glorious mid Devonshire countryside?! The Cheriton Fitzpaine 71st ploughing match and produce show is nearly upon us and here’s a reminder not to let the date pass.  View the ploughing

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