Choice Cottages | Self catering holiday accommodation | October 2015

American Monopoly?s Boardwalk is the most expensive property ? Woolacombe has a Boardwalk!

by Admin28. October 2015 10:00

American Monopoly’s Boardwalk is the most expensive property – Woolacombe has a Boardwalk!

I was brought up with an American Monopoly game (I don’t know how!) and picking the chance card that made you take a walk on the Boardwalk (equivalent to Mayfair in the UK game) was always an expensive penalty. The Boardwalk Restaurant in Woolacombe is nothing like that – I can’t wait to go back. Excellent food, fantastic service, wide selection of choice and nothing too much trouble made it a lovely meal out. How come I haven’t discovered it before? It was all enhanced by the picture windows overlooking the sunset over Woolacombe Beach. Even the final bill was pleasant! It’s best to book in advance, even out of season, not surprisingly it’s a busy place.




Can you bear to leave your snug holiday home & head out into the dark to meet some ghosts

by Admin27. October 2015 10:00

Can you bear to leave your snug holiday home & head out into the dark to meet some ghosts?

National Trust’s property Arlington Court may be grander than most of the holiday homes in the area, but it wont be as peaceful at night as your Choice Cottage! There’s lots happening at Arlington in the dark! You’ve already missed the Nightmare at Arlington Night Run, but there is still time to visit Arlington@night on 28th and 29th October and discover what the paranormal investigations there discovered. If that’s a bit too scary then head for Arlington in the Dark on the evening of Friday 30th October and listen to spooky stories as you walk in the grounds and formal gardens. Booking for both events is essential; I hope you’re not too late.


Trick or Treat with Crealy?s Treehouse Trolls, but dare you enter their creepy home?

by Admin25. October 2015 10:00

Trick or Treat with Crealy’s Treehouse Trolls, but dare you enter their creepy home? 


It’s all happening at Devon Crealy this half term, from 24th October until 1st November there is lots going on. Guests brave enough to take a trek into the spooky Wilderness will come face to face with the mischievous Treehouse Trolls. A trick or treat is in store for guests of all ages, but the question is… do you dare to enter the creepy treehouse to see what fate awaits?

The legendary Witch’s Cavern returns to Devon’s Crealy with ghastly surprises at every turn. The Crealy witches awake from their summer time slumber ready to spook and scare from the deepest darkest shadows. Then there is a free home grown pumpkin for each visiting child to make a jack-o-lantern.


Halloween Hijinks at Arlington Court are rather crafty ? come and make your own spooks.

by Admin23. October 2015 10:00



Have you ever wanted to add to the spider or bat populations of the world, or perhaps increase the numbers of ghosts, ghouls, witches or skeletons? Now is your chance with Drop In Family Crafts at Arlington Court, Just choose your favourite and visit on the right day of half term. I think the idea of stringing ghosts up as Halloween bunting sounds great! Arlington Court is a National Trust property and the tea room is always worth leaving time to enjoy. If the weather stays good the grounds will be in their full autumnal colours and you may even see the resident red deer herd.


Who?s kiss do you need to wake you to the beauty of N. Devon? Book the time and place now!

by Admin22. October 2015 10:00

Who’s kiss do you need to wake you to the beauty of N. Devon? Book the time and place now!


Picture the scene, you are lying in the sumptuous luxury of a Choice Cottage by the sea in North Devon, work and reality has receded into the distance and no there is only the warm snugness of the fresh clean duvet and, of course, the kiss from the chosen one. This can be reality if you book a choice holiday whilst there are still plenty of top class holiday homes available, they book quickly so don’t miss out. Maybe you are already booked for next week, if so you can see a real performance of Sleeping Beauty at the Queen’s Theatre on the 30th or 31st October with the Moscow ballet. Definitely one not to miss (do I mean the ballet or the kiss from the special one?)


Eat my Words…. nibble, chew, gulp, taste, nosh, savour, devour, sample, scoff, munch, bite

by Admin19. October 2015 10:00

Eat my Words…. nibble, chew, gulp, taste, nosh, savour, devour, sample, scoff, munch, bite

 On second thoughts please don’t eat my words - there will be far nicer things to get you mouth around at Foodfest 2015. This event, on Sunday 25th October celebrates the finest produce from around North Devon, including cheeses, artisan breads, ciders, ales, local meats, fresh fish and so much more. The main festival is being held in the Pannier Market in Barnstaple but there are also cookery demonstrations all day by the best local chefs. The demonstrations are being held in the adjacent Queen’s Theatre.  

Beat It to Barnstaple for a real Thriller evening! Take a Moonwalk while you?re there!

by Admin18. October 2015 10:19

Michael Jackson was the undisputable king of pop. His performances spanned five decades and there are many emulators of his style and songs. But there is only one Ben and Ben brings you Jackson Live in Concert. All the favourite songs, fantastic dancers with the famous moves, amazing costumes, add a great backing band and it will be a true Jackson experience for the whole family at The Queen’s Theatre on Tuesday 22nd October.

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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