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  • Devon and Cornwall have the Best Beaches!

    Devon and Cornwall have the Best Beaches!

    We have long since known that Devon and Cornwall have the UKs best beaches, but now it is official! The Blue Flag scheme  criteria includes standards for water quality, safety, environmental education and information as such, The Blue Flag is sought for beaches, as an indication of their high environmental and quality standards. We are very proud […]

  • Horse Drawn Carriages Return to Cockington

    Horse Drawn Carriages Return to Cockington

    We are delighted to confirm that Cockington’s famous horse drawn carriages return this summer! The stables have been leased by Hannah, 32 and Kirk Petrakis, 38, on a six year basis. Regular visitors to Cockington are delighted as the carriages have been dearly missed by locals and tourists alike since the much loved Cockington Carriage Company ceased trading […]

  • Dog Friendly Beaches | Torbay

    Dog Friendly Beaches | Torbay

    As a dog friendly hotel, one of the questions we are offten get asked is ‘ which beach can I walk my dog on?’ Well the answer isn’t that simple as it changes with the seasons, however right now (from 1st May) you can walk your dog on Ansteys Cove Babbacombe Beach Beacon Cove Churston […]

  • Hotel Price Comparison | Torquay

    Hotel Price Comparison | Torquay

    We think the Grosvenor Hotel offers a great value holiday experience against some well established names.. Don’t believe us? Take a look at our price comparison below   So if you are thinking of coming to Devon book here or call 0800 005 2244 for more information test link  

  • 5 Small Reasons you Need a Holiday

    5 Small Reasons you Need a Holiday

    The commute is dire, road works are getting you down 2. You really need a good nights sleep 3. You tried a new make up look,  and failed. Time to hang your head in shame 4. You like the smell of sun tan lotion, or any lotion for that matter 5. You really just need […]

  • How to Make the Perfect Mojito

    How to Make the Perfect Mojito

    As the Mojito it is the most popular cocktail in the country we thought we would share how to make the perfect one with you. What you need Limes Sugar Syrup (sugar water mix) Mint Bacardi Ice Soda water How to make Cut a lime in to 4 wedges and put in a high glass […]

  • Best Yorkshire Puddings (Ever!)

    Best Yorkshire Puddings (Ever!)

    Ever wondered how to make the most amazing, show stopping, high rising, and Yorkshire puddings? You know the one that someone from Yorkshire would actually be jealous off!! Well, with Easter coming up, a quick chat with The Head Chef revealed a couple of simple secrets for you to try at home! What you need: […]

  • Top 5 Things to do in Devon in the Spring

    Top 5 Things to do in Devon in the Spring

    With the days getting longer, and the sunshine getting warmer by the day, we thought we would compile a short list of our top five favourite things to do in Devon in the spring time. Take a Wellie Walk Dig out those mud covered wellies last used in Autumn, and get out and about. Even […]


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    Top 5 Wedding Planning Tips

    Congratulations on your Engagement! Oh my god, you are soon to be married and probably have a head swimming with venues, florists table plans, colour…

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    Recipe | Steamed Brixham Mussels

    with West Country Cider, Spring Onions and Cream Fresh farmed Brixham mussels are in season until early spring, so now is a great chance to…

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    Romantic Devon

    Devon has 21% more marriages than the national average and it is easy to see why, with miles of pristine coastline, inland rolling green hills…

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    Recipes | Rhubarb Bellini

    Why not try this simple and impressive Rhubarb Bellini Cocktail as celebration? Rhubarb is currently in season and its tangy taste goes perfectly with bubbles!…

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    10 Interesting Torbay Facts

    Today the English Rivera is better known for sunshine, glorious beaches, stunning Victorian architecture and fabulous hotels.  We’ve put together this list of lesser known…

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    Winter Warming Soup Recipes

    These winter warming soup recipes have been carefully created to be easy to make, even with numb fingers! More importantly, we wanted to just use…

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    Top Five Tips to Beat the January Blues

    January is one of the toughest months of the year for most of us. The weather is drab and drearily, money is short and we…