Monthly Archives: January 2014

Paignton Zoo’s Monkeys swap bananas for brussels

If you have ever been on luxury holiday cottages in Devon and taken a trip to the zoo you would have more than likely seen monkeys eating bananas. Well not anymore! Monkeys at Paignton zoo have now been banned from eating that tasty fruit – because they are too unhealthy.

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Dartmouth Castle Estate woodlands to get revamp

Visitors to holiday cottages in Dartmouth
can look forward to taking more woodland walks over the next five years and beyond, thanks to a new woodland conservation plan from South Hams District Council.

The council has voted to start a new five-year management plan for woodland it is responsible for at Dartmouth Castle Estate.

Dartmouth Castle| Woodland Background Estuary | Higher Bowden

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New Art Loft for 2014

Higher Bowden Holiday Cottages has announced its new “Art Loft” for 2014.The Art Loft will provide children of all ages staying in the award-winning cottages with a fun place to create unique art and craft as a reminder of their holiday.  The facility is a unique blend of traditional art and craft combined with the latest technology using smart phones/tablets to “print” to wood as well as 3D image capture – a first for the holiday cottage industry in the UK.

Art & Craft at Higher Bowden

New Art Loft for 2014

Some of the activities available in the new art loft include, creating wall murals, painting on beach stones, sketching, jewellery-making, ceramic painting, 3D image capture and a unique nature-art trail.

The Art Loft will be open all day for simple activities (such as crayoning – line drawings provided by Pennywell Farm a well-known local attraction ) but there will be dedicated times throughout the week when expert help will be provided for activities such as ceramic painting and using tablet computers  to “paint” or capture a picture and transfer to wood.  Each week we will have a different “art” theme which will be linked to local events throughout the year such as the crab festival, Dartmouth Music festival, Dartmouth Regatta, Agatha Christie week etc.

 

6 of the best places to eat in Dartmouth

Dartmouth is famous for being a quaint and picturesque setting on the western bank of the estuary of the River Dart. Lying within the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the town of Dartmouth has plenty to offer for hungry visitors. There’s not just a fine selection of different holiday cottages in Dartmouth but restaurants and bistro’s for visitors to enjoy too. Here’s six of the best.

Taylor's | Restaurant | Dartmouth

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Circus of Horrors returns to Princess Theatre

Spending some time in the New Year with your family on holiday in one of the lovely South Devon holiday cottages? On Sunday 26 January, The Circus of Horrors will be presenting one of the most superb shows to date in the form of London After Midnight.

Circus of Horrors | Princess Theatre | HB News

 

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Happy New Year for 2014

Happy New Year!

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From all of us at Higher Bowden Holiday Cottages, have a great 2014 and we look forward to welcoming you when you stay in South Devon during the year.

We will be soon announcing the details of our new Art Loft which will be a great place for all the family to enjoy some fun art & crafts and take home a unique memory of their stay at Higher Bowden Holiday Cottages.