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Pickling at Powderham

Pickle jar picture by Flickr user sleepyneko

Pickle jar picture by Flickr user sleepyneko

This 5th October there will be pickling, potting and preserving of all kinds of produce at the Powderham Food Festival!

Our friends at Helpful Holidays are proud sponsors of the event at Powderham Castle, a 600 year-old stately home surrounded by a beautiful deer park perched beside the Exe estuary. More than 100 producers will be there ready to provide tastings, talks and demonstrations. You will learn how to smoke, salt, pickle, brew or jam your food.

Also showing will be the BBC’s “incredible spice men”, Tony Singh and Cyrus Todiwala to help you get to grips with a many spice combinations for a variety of recipes.

Still with availability is this terrific two-storey house (sleeps 6), standing right on the beach with panoramic views from the back across the water to Teignmouth.

Inside it has a modern coastal decor, two balconies and big ceiling-high windows to enjoy the waterside view. An open-plan living/dining/kitchen area positioned for the best views, a snug with further seating for 5, ground-floor loo. Upstairs are three good-sized bedrooms with views over the water. Two doubles, one with balcony and en suite, a smart twin (zip-linkable to 6′ bed) and shower room.

View of property and water from the balcony

View of property and water from the balcony

Dining area with glorious views

Dining area with glorious views

 

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Du Maurier Festival 12th – 21st May

The Cornish town of Fowey is to host the Daphne Du Maurier Festival this May. There is a great line up of national and international writers and performers including Robert Hanbury-Tenison, Ann Widdecombe, Port Isaac’s Fisherman’s Friends and Rory McGrath.

There are a selection of ticketed and free events. Of the free events you can get ‘Lost in Flowers’ with the Lostwithiel and District Floral Art Group at St Bartholomew’s; or watch Truro’s Amateur Operatic Society, go to a Book Sale and Coffee Morning or watch the Gallowglass traditional folk music, amongst many other activities!

Of ticketed events ranging from around 50p to £29 you could have a Gallery Meal, watch Hitchcock film ‘The Birds’, go for a Du Maurier ‘Rebecca’ guided coastline walk or watch ‘Waiting for Godot’, again, amongst many other events and activities, so check out the website for more details.

If you didn’t want to stay in Fowey for a full holiday, why not go to the festival as a day trip and chill out at this Helpful Holidays cottage in Polperro.This 16th century, detached stone farmhouse sleeps up to 6, it has a comfortable living room (woodburner, TV/DVD, CD player); kitchen/dining room (microwave, fridge-freezer) with huge ornamental fireplace with bread oven, leading to ‘snug’ (armchair, oil-fired Aga – switched off during June, July and August, pine dresser with pretty plates); from kitchen/dining room, door to utility room (washing machine), shower-room (suite), conservatory, and garden. Steepish stairs up to three bedrooms – two double (one with pine four-poster bed), one twin room; bathroom (suite); and door to patio and garden.

photo of Holiday cottage in Polperro, South Cornwall with 3 stars, sleeps 6

photo of Holiday cottage in Polperro, South Cornwall with 3 stars, sleeps 6

photo of Holiday cottage in Polperro, South Cornwall with 3 stars, sleeps 6

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