Choice Cottages | Self catering holiday accommodation | March 2014

All the toffees I chewed... an evening with Pam Eyers in Barnstable at the Queens Theatre

by Admin31. March 2014 09:00

Oh, I wish I’d looked after me teeth;
and spotted the dangers beneath.
All the toffees I chewed... an evening with Pam Eyers in Barnstable

Pam Eyers in Barnstable

I have never forgotten the first time I heard Pam Eyers on the radio reciting a humorous poem in her distinctive voice. I can’t wait to hear her live at the Queens Theatre on 6th April. Her work is funny, and approachable.  It sounds simple, as though dashed off, but this is deceptive.  Her hair-trigger timing, her eye for the detail of everyday life, and for the absurdity therein, makes for an art that hides art. “Yes, I’ll marry you, my dear. And here’s the reason why.” Find out on Pam’s website. Enjoy!

Come to the alternative Grand National ? Can a sheep really have a jockey? Find out - go to the races at The Big Sheep on 5th April

by Admin30. March 2014 09:00

The Big Sheep Grand National North Devon

Are you backing Red Ram, Woolly Jumper or Little Pullover to win the 2014 Practical Cup? What am I baa-ing on about – the Big Sheep Grand National of course! The 6 sheep and their jockeys have been in secret training for almost six months and the Sheepstakes promises to have all the pace, excitement and adrenaline rush of watching the Grand National live! If you can’t make the Ovis Grand National The Big Sheep hold normal sheep races every day at 3:50pm.

News Alert! New wildlife to be seen in Eden ? the Gruffalo is coming to the biomes. Be Scared ? very Scared!

by Admin29. March 2014 09:00

The Gruffalo live stage show

Join Mouse on a daring adventure through the deep dark wood as he meets a wheeler-dealer Fox, an eccentric old Owl and a maraca-shaking, party mad Snake, and outwits them all with tall stories of the terrifying Gruffalo. Armed with only a nut map and a little courage Mouse must make sure he doesn’t end up as dinner for these wily woodland creatures! But what happens when he comes face to face with the very creature he imagined…? The Gruffalo live stage show at The Eden Project from 29 April – 1st May may have the answers. There are also lots more Gruffalo themed event taking place there.

The Best Pub for North Devon Holiday Cottages ? The Grove Inn ? sandwich and a pint or a four course meal ? all officially delicious

by Admin28. March 2014 09:00

The Grove Inn Kings Nympton

What better way to spend the day than in a fantastic pub, delicious food, excellent ale, wonderful wine... The Grove Inn is the winner of North Devon Food and Drink Awards 2103 title of Best Pub. This traditional thatched pub sits in the middle of the beautiful village of Kings Nympton. It’s location is described as a remote haven from the hustle and bustle of modern life. Local produce is extensively used in varied, changing menus. Lick your lips as you taste their cheese selection - Sharpham Brie, Taw Valley Vintage Mature Cheddar and Devon Blue.

The Shop of little Horrors is not a show for children, Go see Splosh if it is splashy, splashy fun you want. Both at a theatre in North Devon

by Admin27. March 2014 09:00

Splosh interactive play

Splosh is an interactive play suitable for under 5’s - Pull up a bath mat and join Little Lost Duck, Syd the Sponge and the rest of the Bathtub Gang for the bubbliest birthday party anyone has ever thrown, ever! Enjoy the dance music and puppetry. Puppets feature in the Shop of Little Horrors too, but you need to be 12+ to enjoy it. This dark and twisted show has a wicked sense of humour, and features a macabre collection of characters - using extraordinary puppets, masks and props. Find out more on both shows at www.ndtt.org.uk 

It?s party time in North Devon ? The Irish House Party comes to town and invites you for a lively evening out

by Admin26. March 2014 09:00

The Irish House Party

Dublin’s No. 1 award winning music and dance show offers the warmest of welcomes to the finest house party in town. Starring All Ireland Champion musicians, fantastic presenters with great banter and not forgetting some excellent Irish dancing, this amazing multi-talented gathering deliver the best traditional night of musical entertainment the Emerald Isle has to offer! Running time 1 hour 55 Mins (surely that should be dancing time?) on Friday 4th April at The Queens Theatre, Barnstaple. If that inspires you to party in your Holiday Cottages UK, please choose your guests carefully – then get in the food and drink, select the music and enjoy yourself without upsetting your neighbours!

Visit the Big Wild World, dessert, Savannah, Tropics, Forest, wetlands ? and the baby giraffe - all in Paignton Zoo

by Admin25. March 2014 09:00

Paignton Zoo

Did you know baby giraffes are 6 feet tall when they are born and can stand within a few hours? The baby female Rothschild giraffe that was born at the end of January does not yet have a name. She’s all neck and legs. I am confident she is destined for a longer life than Darius in Copenhagen (poor boy). There are indoor areas at the zoo, where the animals from warner climates live; you may just want to move in until summer arrives. Choose your neighbours carefully – a poison dart frog doesn’t sound friendly to me! There are also crocodiles, baboons, big cats, spiders and so much more. Plan to spend a whole day at Paignton Zoo.

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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