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Get your scones here! (but eat them the Devon way!)

When my guests arrive after a stressful journey, what cheers them up the most is the surprise of a home-baked cream tea that I have prepared for them.  Of course I tell them which way round they have to put

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A window into the past at Smallicombe Farm…..

Any holidaymakers staying at Smallicombe Farm over the Halloween period need not have worried about being troubled by evil spirits!  A previous guest spotted some strange symbols carved into the wall of the inglenook fireplace and sent a link explaining

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Two options for the ultimate 5th November experience!

The Sidbury Bonfire and Firework display has developed since its inception in 1997 into a major attraction in the East Devon calendar.  The committee of volunteers provide a spectacular event with the fireworks designed and fired by experienced professional pyrotechnic,

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Extraordinary classical music in remarkable places!

The Two Moors Festival is a week of chamber music, Lieder and recitals within the parameters of the Dartmoor and Exmoor National Parks and runs from 22nd to 29th October. There are Lieder and piano recitals, a deluge of chamber

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Why not visit Bob Crooks glass studio? Stunning and unique works of art!

  Bob Crooks trained at West Surrey College of Art and Design.  He worked at the celebrated First Glass in London before deciding to relocate to Devon in 2003. Bob is one of Britain’s leading glassmakers, renowned for its high

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‘One of the best festivals on the planet!’ Mike Harding – starts tomorrow!!

29 July – 5 August 2016 Sidmouth FolkWeek is a unique week-long celebration of music, dance and song which takes place in the charming East Devon regency coastal resort.  It’s an absolute must in every festival goer’s annual diary.  There has been

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Honiton Show – Thursday 4 August 2016 – Be there!

The show is held annually on the first Thursday in August and has grown to be one of the largest one day agricultural shows in the country.  The venue is in the heart of the East Devon Countryside on a

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Crediton Flower Festival – make sure you’re booked in!

Saturday 4th – Thursday 9th June 2016 The theme of the annual flower festival at Crediton Parish Church is ‘Outside the Box’. Enjoy eye-catching floral arrangements in and around boxes of all kinds – from romantic, poignant, witty to quirky. A

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So much choice to keep the children entertained at Crealy!

Devon’s Crealy Great Adventure Park is an award winning family attraction located just minutes from junction 30 of the M5 near Exeter. The Park has over 60 rides and attractions set in over 100 acres of glorious Devon countryside and

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Why not visit the House of Marbles and Teign Valley Glass?

House of Marbles are makers and purveyors of a world famous range of glass marbles, board games, classic toys, puzzles, pastimes & decorative accessories for the home and garden.  Based on an historic site of pottery making, it is a

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