North Devon locals report sighting of A-List celebrity at coastal town

Published: Wednesday 30th May 2012

The beauty of North Devon’s coastline doesn’t appear to be lost on Britain’s A-List celebrities, after various reports suggested Notting Hill star Hugh Grant was spotted milling around Croyde.

The North Devon Journal reported that one of Britain’s more famous exports was said to have spent time relaxing in The Thatch pub in Croyde, before heading to a local golf course to test his drive.

A series of tweets from excited locals seemed to clarify his whereabouts, with Nikki Gimber posting: ‘Eek Hugh Grant at golf club this morning!’ whilst another user was slightly more regretful in their account, which read: ‘My family went into Croyde yesterday and met Hugh Grant, oh how I wish I'd gone.’

If the mega star did make the trip down to the renowned Devon coastline, he picked the right time to do it, with some areas of the county reporting heady temperatures of 26 C.

Boasting lush, green countryside and some fantastic, award-winning beaches, North Devon has become one of the most sought after holiday destinations in Britain. Come and check it out for yourself whilst enjoying a stay in some fantastic Devon cottages.