Local Swimming Pools

While South Devon is well known for Wild Swimming and glorious beaches it is also home to a great range of pools for you to try. Here are a few of the local favourites. Shoalstone Outdoor Pool Brixham’s outdoor seawater swimming pool is one of only a few left in the country, carved from [...]

Local Swimming Pools2021-01-20T10:24:06+00:00

Why stay in a B&B?

Why stay in a B&B? One of the unexpected positives of the Covid crisis (if there can possibly be any) is that people who may not have holidayed in the UK for a number of years and have not previously stayed in a B&B got to experience places like the English Riviera and places to stay [...]

Why stay in a B&B?2020-11-17T10:25:06+00:00

St Weonards Postal Puddings

This month we have been busy launching a new venture making use of our love of food and penchant for baking! St Weonards Postal Puddings delivers delicious, traditional and grown up puddings to your front door! We have a small range to start with - Bread Pudding, Chocolate and Ginger Bread, Bakewell Slice and Fruit [...]

St Weonards Postal Puddings2020-10-28T12:59:09+00:00

A day out in Babbacombe

There is plenty to see and do in and around Babbacombe – you may want to go back more than once. To follow are some of our favourite ideas. Babbacombe is set on the cliffs about a ten minute drive just round the coast from Torquay and approximately 20 minutes from St Weonards, in [...]

A day out in Babbacombe2020-09-30T10:04:39+00:00

A day out in Totnes

Totnes is an historic market town which is well known for its independent high street, alternative therapists and fascinating history. There are several ways to get to Totnes from Paington – the drive is only 20 minutes, you can get the Gold bus service (in the direction of Plymouth), the train via Newton Abbott [...]

A day out in Totnes2020-08-17T10:44:52+00:00

Free things to do in Torbay

Here is a selection of ways to spend your time in Torbay without spending all your money! Visit Brixham The traditional fishing port has plenty to see of interest which costs little or nothing. Stand in the working harbour and watch the colourful fishing boats return to dock to return their catch. Brixham crab [...]

Free things to do in Torbay2020-07-13T19:42:38+00:00

St Weonards Covid Response

On 23rd June Boris Johnson gave the go ahead for hospitality businesses to re-open from July 4th providing that they are Covid Secure. We have been working hard over the last few weeks using industry guidance to make sure that we are ready to open as a Covid Secure operation. This morning the Government [...]

St Weonards Covid Response2020-06-24T16:41:11+00:00

Rainy Days in Torbay

Paignton is at the heart of the English Riviera and whilst we would all hope for French Riviera weather during your stay we do have to admit that it does, sometimes, rain here! The joy of the unpredictability of the British weather though is that we are always prepared for the worst – at [...]

Rainy Days in Torbay2020-05-18T10:00:34+00:00

 Dog Friendly Paignton

Since having Bea our cockapoo (insert picture) we have become fully versed in the local dog walking and dog friendly establishments in and around Paignton. We are lucky that Paignton is so pet friendly and here are a few of our favourite local places to explore. Paignton Sands from October to May dogs are [...]

 Dog Friendly Paignton2020-04-12T13:30:09+00:00


Think you’re get the best deal for your holiday accommodation by searching on the major booking agents online? Think again, you may well be being misled! The cheapest way to book is usually to book direct with the hotel, B&B or owner on their own website. But even then - you could find yourself [...]

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