Choice Cottages | Self catering holiday accommodation | November 2015

Take one beautiful village, hundred of lights, a brass band & it?s a magical Christmas!

by Admin30. November 2015 10:00

Take one beautiful village, hundred of lights, a brass band & it’s a magical Christmas!

 

Christmas is a magical time at Clovelly and it happens on 6th December. The promenade starts down the cobbles with a local brass band leading the way down to the harbour and then accompanies a local choir singing Christmas carols (please join in!) There'll be a hog roast, hot dogs, Christmas punch and other refreshments available at the harbour and Lifeboat Station (The whole event is supporting the RNLI) and Father Christmas will makes a surprise visit (oops did I just ‘wreck’ the surprise?). At about 5 p.m. the switch is thrown and the entire village and harbour are lit up, with a grand finale of fireworks to finish off.  It's a fantastic sight!  

 

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Christmas presents say a lot about you and what could be better than local crafts?

by Admin29. November 2015 10:00

Christmas presents say a lot about you and what could be better than local crafts?

 

How many people open a present, say thanks and then quietly dispose of your gift when you have left? Home made crafts make better presents than that, chose the type of item (wood, needlecraft, painting, local produce, vintage ware, etc.) that you know your friends and family will like, at the Landmark Christmas Fair on Sunday 6th December and then see it proudly displayed (or share in the eating!) when you next visit. If you’re stuck to know what they would like then I would recommend a food or drink gift – they are sure to find someone to want to eat it, even if they don’t want it themselves!

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Happy New Year! How are you spending yours? Start as you mean to go on ? holiday in Devon!

by Admin28. November 2015 10:00

Happy New Year! How are you spending yours? Start as you mean to go on – holiday in Devon!

 

There are New Year celebrations everywhere; from small pub celebrations to ones were the whole town join in. We have some of the best festivities in the UK in North Devon. They are safe, friendly and very inclusive. First book yourself a Choice Cottage in the location where you would like to celebrate (you don’t want to have to think about driving home!) or if you want to celebrate in the holiday home, what would make it extra special? A hot tub? A log fire? Room for the dog? Choose who you will spend the midnight hour with, get the champagne and enjoy! Happy New Year!

Holidays in Woolacombe and Putsborough

by Admin27. November 2015 12:34

Woolacombe

Justin Beckley Photography | Devon Landscape Photographer

Woolacombe has just been voted one of the top five beaches in Europe and the best in England, by Trip Advisor travellers. (Saunton Sands came 24th). This award, voted for by visitors to the beach, reflects Woolacombe’s well deserved reputation for its expansive sandy beach, cleanliness and safety and the excellent waves for surfing and body boarding. It was also voted the Best British Beach in the Mail On Sunday. The beach lies between Morte Point and Baggy Point. The three-mile long stretch of golden sand has won both the blue flag and Premier Seaside Beach awards for it's cleanliness, water quality and facilities. Life guards ensure safe family swimming during the summer and surfers come from all over the country to enjoy the great waves and clean water. Why not check out how the beach is looking today with the live webcam (watch out it is likely to make you wish you were on holiday in Woolacombe today!) Devon Surf Webcams 

 

The next best thing is to get your self catering holiday cottages UK accommodation booked toady and then check out the webcam each day as your holiday approaches. There are some greatWoolacombe holiday cottages  at www.choice-cottages.co.uk, as well us some stunningholiday cottages in Putsborough and some still have availability in May, just in time to get away for the late May Bank Holiday. Woolacombe itself is a lively village with great pubs, restaurants, pet friendly cottagesand places to stay. Visitors of all ages will find plenty to do away from the beach. There's a friendly, laid-back atmosphere there, which visitors are sure to enjoy. Woolacombe holds the 'England for Excellence Gold Award' for best family resort. Visit and you'll see why people come back summer after summer.

 

More info at: www.woolacombetourism.co.uk

When will Christmas be switched on in Bideford this year? And how? Time to find out!

by Admin27. November 2015 10:00

When will Christmas be switched on in Bideford this year? And how? Time to find out!

 Bideford will be officially turning on the Christmas cheer at its big light switch on event on Sunday 6th December and they are definitely doing it with all the bells and whistles! See the cast from Frozen, Lego Star Wars, magicians, stilt walkers and the 2Km Santa’s on the Run race around the town! Of course there will be the real Santa in his sleigh with reindeer making his way through the streets too. Add the actual lights switch on, shopping and fireworks and it promises to get Christmas off with a bang!

Oh the holly and the ivy, when they are both full grown ?learn about Rosemoor?s hollies

by Admin26. November 2015 10:00

Oh the holly and the ivy, when they are both full grown –learn about Rosemoor’s hollies 

How many types of holly are there? You may be able to find out at RHS Rosemoor with their talk on Tuesday 1st December to launch their new Holly Trail. You can then take a self guided tour around the gardens to see the 160+ holly plants there. You will be able to see the significant number of plants that have been added to the holly collection recently and then visit the shop to buy some holly plants to take home for your own garden. They do have ivy too, my favourite area is near the waterfall and rock features as you enter the arboretum area of the garden. I wonder how many types of ivy they have?

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Is it pantomime time at The Queens? Oh yes it is; Oh no it isn?t (Not yet anyway)

by Admin25. November 2015 10:00

Is it pantomime time at The Queens? Oh yes it is; Oh no it isn’t (Not yet anyway)

The pantomime may not have started yet, but it is time to get your tickets, especially if you want good seats on the day of your choice. This year’s spectacular is Cinderella and it runs at the Queen’s Theatre in Barnstaple from Saturday 12th December until Sunday 3rd January. I don’t need to tell you the story, but knowing the Barnstaple pantomime, I bet there are a few local twists amongst the slapstick comedy, catchy songs and stunning costumes. You’ll only know if you go!

 

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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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