Monthly Archives: April 2016

Stellar Stays award

We’ve been named as a ‘stellar’ place to stay

We’re all celebrating here this month after being named as a HotelsCombined ‘Stellar Stays’ property for 2016. We were ranked number 11 among the best properties in Somerset and have consistently achieved the highest standards of customer satisfaction. We are thrilled to have made it to number 11 on the list. There are some fantastic […]

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Flower power

Have you heard of the Victorian art of ‘floriography’? This floral code used more than a hundred years ago is just as relevant today as it was when Queen Victoria was on the throne. Now the code is being used more and more by brides-to-be when asking florists to create their bridal bouquets and any […]

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Growing herbs

Herbs can be grown in borders, beds, rock gardens, in tubs and hanging baskets and of course, on window sills for convenience when cooking. Here our co-owner, top chef and gardening gourmet, John gives his tips for growing your own herbs to use in the kitchen. They’re easy to care for and only require picking […]

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Sow yourself some salad

Supermarkets can be very convenient for picking up bags of salad leaves, but nothing tastes better than salad that you have grown yourself says our gardening gourmet and leading chef, John. Now is the perfect time to sow salad leaves. Varieties you can try include Speedy Mix and Frilly Mix. They can be sown in […]

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Share your love for the Moor

We are calling on you to help us spread the love for Exmoor. We’ve launched a social media campaign for everyone and anyone to share their photos and stories about Exmoor, and all that is great about the area. Just use the hashtag #LoveExmoor and we’ll give you a re-tweet or share. We’ve created a […]

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Thrifty hedgerow greens

Our co-owner and top chef, John is a keen forager. Here’s his top tips on how to find greens for free and what to look out for. It’s very important to follow the foraging rules and guidelines: Know what you’re looking for Wash everything well – but be especially careful in areas where dogs are […]

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Hi ho for silver linings

If the thought of mountain biking, country sports or extreme rambling is putting you off having a break on Exmoor, then don’t despair, there are many other gentler pursuits you can indulge in. After sitting still and just admiring the view, taking a trip on the nearby steam train or paddling at the beach, top […]

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