Be one of the first to see our brand new brochure by ordering yours on line today. Full of fantastic photography, great holiday ideas and most importantly over 250 stunning holiday cottages we think the 2012 brochure is our best ever! Or – if you’re a techno addict, you can see a digital version right now by clicking here.
You might also be interested to know that all of the models are either members of staff or our family and friends. Yes – for the first time ever you can actually see the great team behind the South West’s leading cottage agency in their natural habitat. Look out for a particularly handsome chap on the last page…
What a superb weekend we’ve just had and my crowd spent it on one of our favourite beaches – Trebarwith Strand near Tintagel. The sun was shining , the tide was out and the gorgeous beach cried out to be played on. As usual the boys won the traditional boules championship and I gained maximum points for my spot of a golden starfish clinging to the underside of a rock.
After a spell of foraging for mussels I nipped up to check on our new property, Trevalley which is a 5 minute walk from the beach. Its a cracker; lots of space and character and a fantastic garden overlooking the valley down to the sea. Afterwards coffee at the Port William inn (one of Rick stein’s favourites), watching a sumptuous sunset. Fantastic!
Well, October is well and truly upon us here in North Devon and across the mystical moors and sleepy hollows thoughts turn to half -term and the scariest night of the year. The BIG Sheep at Abbotsham near Westward Ho! will be no place for the faint hearted this Halloween as the famous family fun attraction is transformed into a seriously scary venue with a haunted house, and many a spooky spectacle.
A tractor ride to Pumpkinville to see the thousands of pumpkins growing on site will mean travelling through the Forbidden Forest where the monstrous and macabre chilling ghosts catch up on their sleep during the day before waking up for their deathly evening parties. Beware – this tractor ride is not for the timid, you will meet real life ghosts and gremlins.
Older visitors not suffering from a nervous disposition will be able to venture into the most haunted house in Devon, where they’ll come face to face with the deceased residents. And you’d better have someone to hug if you take the lakeside train ride which will have visitors shrieking as all sorts of ghastly ghosts appear from under the murky waters!
Whatever you do – don’t split up………………………..
Monday marked the start of National Customer Service Week and here at Marsdens we’ve thrown ourselves into celebrating how important our customers are to us and looking at how we can continually improve the service we provide. Our office in Braunton is open to all visitors – you can come in for a coffee, a chat and a chocolate brownie whilst any children on hoilday can enter our colouring competition.
Adults aren’t left out with all customers on holiday this week being entered into a free prize draw to win a hamper of delicious local produce. We’re also hand delivering our brand new 2012 brochure and asking visitors what they like about us on what they feel we can improve on. Your feedback is extremely important to us and we aim to build on our thirty year’s of experience to deliver to you the best cottage holiday ever!
Lee Bay is a secret beauty spot midway between Woolacoombe and Ilfracombe on the North Devon coast. A stunning lane takes you down the natural valley towards a ruggedly beautiful bay, ideal for rock-pooling and childish holiday adventures.
The Mill House is offering a fabulous 3 night break, or a weeks stay for a special reduced price in October. With kayaks available for hire from the owner and positioned overlooking Lee Bay, it really is a perfect base for exploring the stunning coastline of North Devon.