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Boscastle Food, Art and Craft Festival this weekend (5th-6th October)

Beautiful Boscastle

Beautiful Boscastle

This weekend is the Boscastle Food, Art and Craft Festival. It will once again be held by the main Boscastle car park by the beautiful Valency Valley. Tickets are a bargain at £3 each at this family-friendly weekend of events.

There will be 12 chefs taking part in cookery demos in the food tent, some of whom also hold Michelin stars and AA Rosettes. TV chef, sustainable living expert and co-star of The Hungry Sailors, James Strawbridge, will be opening the Festival of foodie delights.

There will also be an Arts and Crafts marquee showcasing a wide variety of talents including many from the local area.

A series of fun, interactive events suitable for all ages will be taking part in The Green Scene along the bank of the River Valency. There will be apple pressing, archery and metalworking along with many more demos and workshops along the theme of sustainable crafts and skills.

Still with availability, why not book this Grade II listed, stone and slate cottage (sleeps 8) for a last minute holiday break? In the centre of Boscastle, you won’t have far to walk to get to the Festival for what promises to be a fun weekend in a stunning part of the country.

P21 Holiday Cottage

P21 Holiday Cottage

Open Plan kitchen/dining room

Open Plan kitchen/dining room

One of the well-presented bedrooms

One of the well-presented bedrooms

 

 

 

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Devon Open Studios

Discover art and craft at its Devonshire source from now until 22nd September with the Devon Open Studios. 

With many artists residing in studios across Devon, open studios are a great opportunity to understand artists’ processes more clearly and buy directly from the artist or maker. Many work in interesting locations you might not normally get to explore while on holiday, so could make for an interesting excursion.

Visit the Devon Artists’ Network to find out more and find an artist to visit.

Why not take a week to explore from this beautiful base in Tawton (sleeps 12). It also has a special offer for the week commencing 14th September, with a 20% reduction in price from £1035 to £828.

View from outside

View from outside

A mile from South Tawton in heavily wooded lanes, this stunning house, converted from stone barns has the ‘wow factor’. Inside it is stylishly decorated with mostly porcelain flooring downstairs. Massive living/dining room with open fire, TV/DVD; big fitted kitchen/breakfast room (dishwasher, microwave, fridge-freezer, two ovens/5-ring ceramic hob, TV) with granite worktops and big double doors to patio/back garden. Utility room with Sheila Maid and loo with butler sink and washing machine. Off living room, a children’s den with TV/DVD, wood floor/rugs. Upstairs there are  five bedrooms (four double, one twin), two are en suite and there is a large separate bathroom also.

 

Opposite is an open-fronted barn with table tennis, darts, storage for bicycles/surfboards. Shooting can be arranged.

Stunning interior

Stunning interior

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