21 May

Summer Fun: Festival Season in Devon

Summer Fun: Festival Season in Devon

Summer is festival season. In Devon, those precious warm months are packed with celebrations and fun. In fact, there’s rarely a weekend when something isn’t happening. There is food to be eaten, beers to be drunk and live music to be listened to, as well as sports, literary and maritime events to attend. Whatever your ...

17 April

Come Rain or Shine

Come Rain or Shine

The days are getting longer. The sun is occasionally gracing us with its lovely presence. Summer is almost tangible. Yet we must concede that – even in England’s sunny south – the weather at this time of the year can be changeable. To help you prepare for any eventuality during your holiday home stay in ...

24 March

10 Exciting Events in Devon This Easter

10 Exciting Events in Devon This Easter

The first big holiday of the year is just around the corner and it’s shaping up to be a good one. From Friday April 3 until Monday April 6, Devon will be awash with Easter revellers throwing dietary caution to the wind and consuming chocolate with abandon, as well as bunnies, chicks, lambs and eager ...

24 March

Easter Fun in England’s South East

In England’s South East, the Easter break is shaping up to be a busy one. From egg hunts for children to adult-oriented beer festivals, there is lots going on. So put those chocolate eggs down — don’t worry, they’ll still be there when you get back — and get involved in one of these great ...

24 March

On the Brewery Trail in Devon and Cornwall

Britain’s love affair with beer goes back centuries. Like every long-term relationship, it has had its ups and downs, but right now things are going well and there has never been a better time to find a quality British beer. Even Devon and Cornwall, the traditional heartlands of cider production, are experiencing a brewery boom ...

23 January

Best Family Days Out in the South East

As any parent can attest, keeping kids cooped up indoors for too long inevitably leads to boredom and bickering, tears and tantrums. No matter how comfortable your holiday rental may be, sometimes you’ve got to get outside. So peel yourself and your little ones up off that couch and discover some of the family-friendly fun ...

21 January

Why you should Visit Torbay this Valentine’s

Why you should Visit Torbay this Valentine’s

You’ve nearly made it through the darkest, dankest, bleakest month on the calendar and with any luck, so has your other half, so why not reward yourselves with a romantic Valentine’s trip for two? There’s no better place than Torbay on Devon’s south coast, where a spectacular coastline and the charming coastal resort towns of Brixham, Torquay and Paignton offer ...

2 January

2015, Sundays, Stress & Survival

2015, Sundays, Stress & Survival

2015 – THE CHANGES WILL CONTINUE. BE PREPARED! If, like me, you remember the days when shops shut at 5pm and Sunday were days of rest, then the more modern opening hours may give rise for some deep feelings of life pressure! The 28th August 1994 was a watershed day in the UK when the ...

16 December

Winter Sports in Lake Como

Winter Sports in Lake Como

For most visitors to the Italian lakes, it’s all about sun and swimming, but when Lake Como casts off its summer skin — and with it, its summer crowds — it makes room for wintery delights. Down around the lake’s edge in winter, the atmosphere is peaceful and serene, but in the nearby mountains, there’s ...

26 November

Christmas in Shaldon and Teignmouth: Top Festive Activities

Christmas in Shaldon and Teignmouth: Top Festive Activities

The festive season is supposed to be all about fun… but with manic shopping trips, family squabbling and a jam-packed social calendar, the run-up to Christmas can take its toll. Yet in Shaldon and Teignmouth, two sleepy seaside hamlets along the south Devon coast, Christmas is an enviably calm affair. Throughout the month of December, ...