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Tourism BID ‘could raise £5m’ for Torbay

Experts who have looked into creating an English Riviera-wide Business Improvement District (BID) say the move could generate up to £5million to spend by businesses in the area.

Business Improvement District | English Riviera | Higher Bowden Holiday Cottages

A study carried out by experts working on BIDs in other resorts has revealed the figures and it’s now being suggested businesses ranging from holiday cottages South Devon to amusement parks and restaurants  should work together to create what could be one of the most effective BIDs in Britain.

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RSPB survey shows South Devon gardens top ten birds

The RSPB have been conducting a study that has included the population of birds and other wildlife in South Devon. Have you seen any of these beautiful birds while staying at South Devon holiday cottages? The study used as many as 11,000 Devon birdwatchers to take part in this year’s RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch.

Goldfinch- South Devon Wildlife Survey With The RSPB- Near South Devon Holiday Cottages

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Dartmouth vs Marbella

We’ve taken a look at two popular holiday destinations and run the rule over both – but which will come out on top?

Dartmouth of Marbella?

Check out our infographic to find out….

Click on the image to see the infographic in full size.

Higher Bowden (Dartmouth vs Marbella) infographics

Three of the best walks near Higher Bowden

Salcombe Bay | South Hams Walks | Higher Bowden Holiday CottagesHere at Higher Bowden we’re blessed to be located in the midst of the beautiful South Hams.

We’re surrounded by beautiful open countryside and going out for a stroll across it is an absolute pleasure at all times of the year.

So with that in mind we thought we’d take a look at three of our favourite walks within easy reach of our Dartmouth holiday cottages.

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South Devon beaches in the awards

Anyone who has taken a trip or stayed in and around the region for family holidays in Devon will have no doubt visited one of the superb beaches we have here. And now they have been rewarded for being so exceptional! Slapton and Bigbury have been named in the Top 20 UK’s best beaches in the Travellers’ Choice Beaches Awards, announced by travel website TripAdvisor.


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Sea water turns green by South Devon pier

Green Sea | South Devon | Higher Bowden Holiday CottagesThere was something in the water off Teignmouth, near Higher Bowden, on Monday when the sea turned green.

The strange event seemed in keeping with St Patrick’s Day, the celebration of the patron saint of Ireland.

But anyone who thought the weird bright green colouring in the sea was part of St Patrick’s Day prank would have been mistaken, as it turned out the Environment Agency was behind the phenomenon.

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South Devon trail part of best walk in Britain!

As South Devon is such a natural choice for people looking for delightful walks with fantastic views many will visit and stay in the delightful cottages in Devon by the beach in order to get the full holiday experience of the South West. Well now there’s sure to be more reason for lovers of the area to come back again. A well-known footpath to guests who to enjoy great walks in the area has been voted the prestigious accolade as the best walk in Britain.

Beautiful Views Of Maidencombe Woods- South Devon Coastal Path- Near Cottages In Devon By The Beach

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