Posts Tagged Teignmouth

Teignmouth Jazz and Blues Festival

This weekend (15th-17th November) is the annual Teignmouth Jazz and Blues Festival!

Managed by the newly elected Jazzteam, there are many gigs and events to get you in the mood for a groove. For example, Jim Mullen will be playing with the Zoe Francis Trio already featuring the great Dave Newton on piano!

With four main venues plus many more fringe events alongside, there are a variety of tickets to cover your needs, be it for the full weekend experience, or selected days. If only one of the gigs catches your eye, then each event is £10, unless you’re a student, in which case you can get a bargain at £5 per gig.

B6 Cottage Shaldon

B6 Cottage Shaldon

Still with availability is this ancient Grade II listed cob and thatch semi-detached farmhouse (sleeps 6). Set in the pretty village of Shaldon at the mouth of the river Teign estuary you’ll be well placed for the festival. You’ll also be near a lovely sandy beach, boats for hire, birdwatching, windsurfing and some great pubs.

The property has a depth-of-house living/dining room with beam and inglenook (‘living flame’ gas fire), TV/DVD, DVDs and variety of artefacts/furniture from the owners’ travels. A smart kitchen/dining room with polished granite worktops, butler sink and Chinese slate floor. Utility area with Belfast sink, washing machine; door to back garden. Downstairs loo. Upstairs, there are three bedrooms – a double (6’ bed), a twin, and a room with two sets of bunks; bathroom (suite) and shower-room (suite).  At the front of the property is a fairly large, enclosed walled garden with a partially hidden den and patio with table/chairs; at the back, an enclosed garden with large patio (table/chairs), steps down to a lawn.

Kitchen/dining room

Kitchen/dining room

Bedroom

Bedroom

Link road between Teignmouth and Shaldon

Link road between Teignmouth and Shaldon

 

 

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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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Events in Devon

Devon is famous for its countryside and coast, and a favourite visitor destination in the UK. It also has a lot of activities on offer, particularly now that the weather is warming up. The Devon Events Guide 2013 is a great place to start, even highlighting the free activities to make planning days out even easier.

Events coming up this May include Six Days of Art around Teignmouth (final showing 11th – 13th May), Devon County Show, Exeter 16-18th May, (featured here previously), Analogue to Digital Music Expo, Exeter 18th May, and the Cycle Tour Series in Torquay on the 28th May.

This one bedroom apartment  (sleeps up to 4) in a central location overlooking Torquay beach has availability at the end of this month. Well maintained throughout, with on street parking available, beautiful gardens and terrace with panoramic views. Prices for a 3 night stay from £234.

Bay Fort Mansions

Bay Fort Mansions

View to the sea

View to the sea

 

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