Choice Cottages | Self catering holiday accommodation | March 2015

Do you fancy a piggy back on a gentle giant as it ambles across Dartmoor?

by Admin30. March 2015 10:10

Do you fancy a piggy back on a gentle giant as it ambles across Dartmoor? These giants are easy to please and definitely enjoy their work!

I’m not quite sure of the definition of a piggy back, but what I’m talking about is really horseback, but on these friendly, but enormous Clydesdale horses, it will probably feel as safe as riding a sofa! You can take a full or half day ride on Dartmoor in a group, all riding these beautiful, friendly, calm, strong, but sure footed monsters. The rides are led by Tim Ancrum and Aileen Ware from Brympts Farm, near Dartmeet. Find out more and book your ride with Adventure Clydesdale. Somehow, looking at the photos, these horses look totally at home on Dartmoor, although they are nothing like the much smaller native Dartmoor ponies you are likely to meet on your ride.

Lets hang on at the queens theatre

by Admin29. March 2015 10:10

Hang On to your hats – its time for a dynamite show – get onto your feet and dance in the aisles! It’s Lets Hang On at The QueensIf you rented the same lovely holiday home last year and then left it too late to get your tickets to Let's Hang On, you now have a 2nd chance. But don’t miss out twice. Tickets are selling like hot cakes! Its time to take a brilliant trip through the most successful bands of all time. See it at The Queen’s Theatre on Saturday April 4th. Of course there are some people that missed out on their Choice Cottage for Easter too. You may be able to find something left for the summer holiday, but they are selling out quickly. 

Competition ? win a pair of tickets to the Exeter Festival of South West Food and Drink

by Admin28. March 2015 10:10

Competition – win a pair of tickets to the Exeter Festival of South West Food and Drink – be quick entries close on 1st April

Devon Life has a great completion this month. To enter just email and answer the question ‘Which chef founded the Exeter Food Festival?’ add your name postcode and daytime telephone number and the prize may be yours. If not you can still go, but you’ll just have to buy your tickets. There’s far too much for me to tell you about here, but there are after dark party nights, meet the chef, demonstrations, children’s fun areas, tasting, local produce to buy and also non-edible arts and crafts. You haven’t got long to wait – The Exeter Festival of South West Food and Drink happens on 24th – 26th April.

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The Tiger who came to Tea

by Admin27. March 2015 10:00

Here’s a little teapot short and stout, tip me up and pour me out! Time for Tea with a Tiger. Honk! Honk! Children’s entertainment on now!
The Tiger Who Came to Tea is all about a large stripy tiger who dropped in for tea with Sophie and her mum. There’s oodles of magic, sing along songs and clumsy chaos (sounds like home from home!) in this family show on at The Queen Theatre in Barnstaple on 1st and 2nd April. If tigers are not for you how about Honk! Based on The Ugly Ducking, Honk is a duck that follows Ugly. I hope he avoids the ever hungry farmyard cat. Honk is on 3rd April at The Landmark Theatre in Ilfracombe. If the weather isn’t perfect you could even do both shows. 


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I?ve heard of Flydrive holidays in USA and New Zealand ? but North Devon?

by Admin26. March 2015 14:53

 I’ve heard of Flydrive holidays in USA and New Zealand – but North Devon? Now you can – Fly a 737 and drive a brand new Range Rover WOW!
For the ultimate Fly Drive experience you need to come on holiday to North Devon, stay in the ultimate holiday home and book your Fly Drive Experience. The flying experience is at the Virtual Jet Centre (sorry if I misled you – you only get to pilot a 737 simulator, not the real thing!) but the Range Rover is real. You get to put it through its paces on a challenging off road course. Spend a whole day (lunch included) and practice your flying skills, train to be cabin crew and go in the full motion flight simulator. Just don’t head off to the Southern Ocean and lose your way back to your holiday home!

Jazz @ Drogo ? early notification? book the luxury holiday home

by Admin26. March 2015 10:10

Jazz @ Drogo – early notification– book the luxury holiday home, get your jazz tickets, pack the picnic and head for the castle.
On Sunday 12th July 2105 you can relax to the sounds of Jazz on the Croquet Lawn at Castle Drogo. Pack your picnic and enjoy the evening with the City Stream Jazz Band. It’s all in aid of Cancer Research UK. Tickets go on sale in May and are sure to sell quickly. Also already selling quickly are the best holiday homes in North Devon. You can book your holiday home now (while there’s still a reasonable amount of choice left), and then put a reminder in the diary for your Jazz@Drogo tickets. What a way to start you holiday.




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Appledore?s Coffee Cabin: Sunday Times ? top restaurants to eat under £20

by Admin25. March 2015 10:00

Appledore’s Coffee Cabin: Sunday Times – top restaurants to eat under £20 AND Trip Advisor’s No1 Devon Eaterie – High Praise
The Sunday Times produces a list naming the top restaurants where you can eat for under £20 and there is just one North Devon entry – it is The Coffee Cabin, on The Quay in Appledore. Trip Advisor rates it as the number one place to eat, not just in Appledore, but for the whole of Devon. The Coffee Cabin serves lots of home baking, including cakes, quiches and sandwiches. Their Facebook pages show so many different cakes that my mouth is watering, just looking at them. The only problem is that it’s not a big place and with reviews like this I’ll never manage to get in!


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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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