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Discover the ghoulish tales surrounding some romantic ruins……

Tucked away in a deep wooded valley near Totnes, Berry Pomeroy Castle is the perfect romantic ruin with a colourful history of intrigue. Within the 15th-century defences of the Pomeroy family castle, looms the dramatic ruined shell of its successor,

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Shop local this Christmas…………

South Devon knows how to kick off Christmas!  Both Dartmouth and Kingsbridge have wonderful Christmas fairs.  Dartmouth opened the festive season with a unique Candlelit evening, lantern parade and Christmas market.  ‘Kingsbridge Celebrates Christmas’ was the first weekend in December

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Year round interest at Hawley Farm…..

A warm welcome awaits guests to Hawley Farm for a holiday with year round interest.  Whether you want to see lambs in spring, shearing in the summer or the dairy herd all year round, you won’t be disappointed. We have

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Combine some marine monsters with a little bit of Christmas magic!

If you‘ve been inspired by the amazing footage of weird and wonderful sea creatures on the BBC’s Blue Planet II, why not combine it with a bit of Christmas magic and visit the Plymouth Marine Aquarium? For one night a

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Cows on a pub crawl?!

        “I’m off for a pint in the beer garden… who’s coming?!” Autumn has arrived at Bampfield, so the young cows enjoyed a nice walk back through the village to go to their winter accommodation where they

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Christmas gift ideas and spring lambs……

The rams have now joined the ewes so, with a gestation period of 21 weeks, we should have the first lambs around the 25th March and be lambing during the 2018 Easter holidays.  Get booking if you want to see

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Reach for the skies on a trip to the Milky Way!

If you need to entertain the children and you’re based in North Devon why not try the Milky Way adventure park? It’s an award-winning, fun filled day out for all the family.  You can ride the cosmic typhoon rollercoasters, have

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A few clues for entrants to our competition!

Here are a few things you can do during your stay at Huxtable Farm……………..Feed the hens and collect their eggs, identify bats at dusk, enjoy the beautiful colours of the leaves in the woodland whilst taking a bracing walk around

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‘Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness…………..

  With the apple trees bowed under the weight of all the fruit at the moment, you may wonder what to do with them all.  After all, there’s only so many pies and crumbles you can eat.  Well the picturesque

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Get pressing those apples!

The annual Cider and Apple Festival at Killerton House is fast approaching! Guests at Hele Payne Farm particularly enjoy collecting the apples on the farm and taking them to be pressed. They can then bring the resulting apple juice home

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