Meet Sharon, our Property Manager
Published: Friday 26th Jul 2019
Written by: Marsdens Devon Cottages Team
What’s your role at Marsdens?
How long have you lived in North Devon?
40 years – our children were born and bred in Devon and I think we are now considered ‘local’
What’s your absolute favourite place to visit in North Devon and why?
Exmoor is fabulous. No matter what the season the wonderful variety of scenery and the diverse flora and fauna makes this a great place to explore on foot, by horse or by car. With the wide expanse of moorland, the deeply cut wooded valleys that tumble down from the moor, the rugged coastal scenery with its high cliffs and hidden coves as well as the historic and picturesque villages there is plenty to see and do in this small National Park.
What’s your favourite café or restaurant in the area and what would you choose to eat there?
Broomhill Restaurant and Sculpture Garden. This award winning destination is my favourite place for special family get togethers and celebrations and it offers wonderful food and great service whether you want lunch, dinner or an afternoon tea. A woodland walk allows you to view the varied and unusual and often thought provoking sculptures.
Where do you like to go if you’re a little bit thirsty and what’s your favourite tipple?
SQ’s in Braunton is a great place for a cocktail, a refreshing glass of wine or a wonderful pot of tea. My favourite tipple is a Jack Daniels and coke.
What’s your favourite hobby or activity to do in North Devon and how do you unwind after a busy day in the office?
I love gardening and we are so lucky to have some wonderful gardens to visit all on our doorstep including RHS Garden Rosemore which is just outside of Torrington and Marwood Gardens located between Barnstaple and Braunton. I love to spend time wondering around these great gardens and dreaming about what I am going to do in my own garden.
What’s the one thing in North Devon you couldn’t live without?
Hockings Ice Cream. This is by far the greatest ice cream ever! You will see their vans in various locations around North Devon and as locals we know that winter is truly over when we see the Hockings vans making their way from Appledore each morning.