Choice Cottages | Self catering holiday accommodation | March 2013

Crafty Easter | Craft workshop | Barnstaple Library, Tuly Street, Barnstaple

by Admin31. March 2013 09:00

Things to do in Devon:

Crafty Easter

Barnstaple Library, Tuly Street, Barnstaple

Daily until Saturday 14th April 2013 14.00-16.30

Barnstaple Library

For those wanting to get crafty this Easter there are drop in spring decoration craft sessions running at Barnstaple Library. Plus, there's a Easter Egg Hunt competition running until Saturday, April 14. Children are invited to drop into the library and find hidden pictures of Easter eggs for a chance to win a chocolate egg. More info at: This is North Devon


Self Catering Holiday Cottages in the West country are available for your stay.

Places to Eat in North Devon: Waterfront Inn, Westwood Ho!

by Admin30. March 2013 09:00

Places to Eat in North Devon:

Waterfront Inn, Westwood Ho!

Open daily

Westward Ho! Holiday Cottages

The Waterfront Inn, claims to be Westward Ho!’s premier family inn, with a fantastic coastal location, beside 2 miles of award winning blue flag beach and just minutes away from the Royal North Devon Golf Course. Their open plan bar serves a varied selection of meals to satisfy the most ravenous of appetites. There is also a wide selection of beer, wine and spirits to enjoy and take in the atmosphere. Watch one of the famous sunsets over Lundy Island or simply enjoy the weekend evening entertainment. The soft play area looks tempting to adults – even if it is just the knowledge that it will keep the children busy for hours and tire them out for your to enjoy a quiet evening! For those who prefer eating and drinking without the excited playing of children, the soft play area is in a separate building – good idea! The indoor soft play area play is free and has 3 storeys of play zone to enjoy and explore. There is also an outdoor children’s play area the  'Beeracuda', which opened in July 2012.


Stay in 5 Star self catering holiday cottages and apartments in Westward Ho! More info at:

Mullacott Alpacas Open Day | Ilfracombe

by Admin29. March 2013 09:00

Date for your Devon Diary:

Mullacott Alpacas Open Day

Easter Monday 1st April 13.00-16.00 | Lower Mullacott Farm, Ilfracombe (On A361)

Alpaca | Justin Beckley Photography |

Have you always wanted to know more about alpacas, perhaps even thought about having some at home? Simon and Kate Brookes open their alpaca farm to visitors once a year and will tell you all about keeping alpacas, give you a chance to meet some of them and answer your questions. Please note this is a working farm and there are limited facilities for visitors.

Please contact Simon and Kate directly if you are interested in buying alpacas, as individual visits can be arranged. More info at: 

High View Farmhouse | Ilfracombe Cottages

High View Farmhouse (the main farmhouse at Lower Mullacott) is available for holiday rental through Choice Cottages, but you will need to book early as this 5*,spacious, 6 bedroom farm, with 15 meter indoor pool and spectacular hot tub sells out quickly. More info at at


Guinness World Records: OFFICIALLY AMAZING SCIENCE LIVE | Queens Theatre, Barnstaple

by Admin28. March 2013 09:00

Date for your Devon Diary:


Thursday 4th April 2013 at 19.00 | Queens Theatre, Barnstaple

For the first time ever, direct from its London HQ, Guinness World Records arrives on stage with its officially amazing, record-breaking, science mad, all new live show. From the Producers of Brainiac Live! and Science Museum Live on Tour, comes a new show which explores the best, the worst, the weirdest and the unbreakable world records ever attempted and the extraordinary talents in each and every one of us. You may not be the world’s tallest man, but have you got the loudest voice?

Join the Official Guinness World Records Adjudicator and team of presenters in genuine audience record attempts; unleash your inner skills, understand the world we live in and see if you too can be a record breaker!


Choice Cottages offer self catering Holiday Cottages in the UK. More Info at:

The Ultimate High - High Ropes Centre | Bideford

by Admin27. March 2013 09:00

Things to do in Devon:

The Ultimate High, Bideford

Open weekends and daily during school holidays

The Ultimate High is the largest free standing High Ropes Centre in the UK. Standing at 13 meters, the course provides 28 element challenges covering 200m of aerial adrenaline. The course encompasses the use of a rail system, where all participants are safe whilst swinging in mid air. What better way to finish the course than on the 100m zip wire. The High Ropes course is split into two. Both courses can fulfill the aspirations of the craziest monkey or the tamest ape! The course is suitable for all ages and abilities. (Minimum age 8 years and size restrictions apply) The Ultimate High can also offer a new 12.5 meter high state of the art climbing wall. Fitted with 6 auto belay devices, you can enjoy the experience of non stop climbing without the wait. If the ropes course and climbing wall is not enough for the adrenaline junky...try the leap of faith...project yourself into mid air and slap the hanging ball.


Plenty of self catering holiday cottages in Bideford are available. More info at:

Visit Exmoor Zoo in Bratton Flemming, Exmoor, Devon

by Admin26. March 2013 09:00

Places to Visit in Devon:

Exmoor Zoo, Bratton Flemming

Open daily

Exmoor Zoo is a family friendly zoo, with high standards of animal enclosures. They won a gold award in the 2012 Visit Devon Tourism Awards and are involved in several international breeding programmes. Watch the way many animals (lemurs, marmosets etc) can move from one area of their enclosure to another through wire runs, often above the visitor’s paths. The viewing opportunities for smaller children are also good, with low level windows and plenty of space along railings. There are regular times for animal feeding (the otters at 11.00 run around the edges of their large enclosure, checking out if you are the keeper.) The keepers are friendly and willing to answer all your questions. Meet a snake or spider at the animal encounter sessions or of you really want to have an experience never to forget book a ‘walk on the wild side’ or private animal encounter. I will never forget the gentleness of Lemurs taking bananas and grapes from my fingers with their fingers and mouths and a soft, furry lemur on my shoulder is something I will always remember. (Booking essential). The Beasts of Exmoor (a pair of black leopards) are also something special. The zoo has many varieties of big cats and all seem to enjoy showing themselves off to an admiring audience. With Lynx, a Cheetah, Puma, Asian Sand Cats and others this is definitely a visit for big cat lovers. There is a tea room for cakes and drinks. Simple hot food is also available or take a picnic and enjoy the outdoor areas and children’s playground.


Book self catering holiday cottages in Exmoor for your stay. More info at:

Meet the Easter Bunny and Woolly the Sheep | The Big Sheep, Bideford

by Admin25. March 2013 09:00

Things to do in North Devon:

Meet the Easter Bunny and Woolly the Sheep

Easter Holidays 31 March - 13 April 2013 | The Big Sheep, Bideford

The Big Sheep | Woolly the Sheep

Make a date with a giant Easter Bunny and Woolly the sheep at the Big Sheep family attraction near Bideford in North Devon. The cuddly duo will be on hand to guide children through the Easter weekend on a magical Easter Egg hunt and the fun starts at 8am with a very special Easter breakfast. Children are unlikely to be disappointed in their search for chocolate eggs at the Big Sheep as 30,000 eggs have been hidden there as part of the attraction's annual Easter Eggstravaganza. Fluffy bunnies, cute lambs, free face painting and Easter Egg painting are all part of the fun.


More info at: | Grab Last Minute holidays in North Devon.

About Choice Cottages

Choice Cottages specialise in providing quality self catering holiday cottages to let in Devon, Somerset, Cornwall & Dorset in the UK.

We are an expanding family run company with offices in Bideford, Barnstaple, and Braunton and have a friendly, experienced team providing guests with the personal touch.

We have a wide portfolio of quality hand-picked self catering cottages to let in the South West and are proud of our high levels of service to holiday makers.

These well-appointed Devon Cottages will offer you and your family, fantastic access to the designated areas of outstanding natural beauty and inspiring scenery in North Devon and the best weather in England.

We currently specialise in the West Country Counties with many properties in the popular Seaside areas of: Croyde Bay, Saunton, WoolacombeLee Bay, Westward Ho!, Appledore, Bideford, Teignmouth, Lynton and Lynmouth. In addition, a selection of properties are available for the Country and town locations of: Barnstaple, Braunton, GeorgehamExmoorHartland and Torrington

With hundreds of hand-picked properties to choose from, you are assured of the best of quality, from luxury Holiday Cottages to romantic getaways, pet friendly properties and large traditional thatch Holiday Homes - there is something for everyone’s budget.

Choice Cottages is North Devon's Premier self catering holiday cottage letting agent for owners. We have a growing list of clients who have chosen us to market their holiday home for rent and to deal with their bookings, so why not join us now.

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