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Dartmouth Regatta

If you like regattas then Dartmouth Regatta 2014 it is not to be missed – it must be Dartmouth Regatta Every Time!

Dartmouth Regatta 2014
Come and join the fun from 23rd to 30th August – there really is something for everyone! Put on your glad rags at the Regatta Ball, watch the competitive local Barrel Racing or have a go at Water Polo in the Boatfloat. There are sailing and rowing events all week long, sporting events and of course a full schedule of air display including the ever popular Red Arrows and of course the must see fireworks.

Fireworks at Dartmouth Regatta

Fireworks at Dartmouth Regatta

Red Arrows over Dartmouth

Red Arrows over Dartmouth

Super Dartmouth Regatta firework photograph by Herald Tribune

Super Dartmouth Regatta firework photograph by Herald Tribune

It’s a great time to stay at the luxury family friendly Higher Bowden Holiday Cottages only 4 miles from the center of Dartmouth

Kingsbridge Food & Music Festival 2014 is a celebration of the best food and live music our beautiful region can offer.

 

Yes Sir Boss blues group

It will run from Friday 30th May to Sunday 1st June and set on the quay, this year’s festival has something for every member of the family and entry is FREE!

Food lovers will be in their element , with Middle Eastern and Southern Indian food, as well as wood fired pizzas, char grilled Steaks, Sushi, proper Devon Pasties, Thai and Chilli sauces, real ale and wines, meringues, cream teas, puddings, ice cream and much more. The Heron Valley cocktail and cider bar will be running throughout the event.

On the music front, this year there is an eclectic mix ranging from folk, blues and classical, to up-and-coming dance DJ’s, Ska and funk bands. Acts include: Sam Fearon, Panda, Chippie Tucker, Hazaar, The Sheikhs, Dr Oz, and Three Men in a Wok. The festival will also feature the not-to-be-missed, irrepressible 8-piece funk band ‘Freshly Squeezed’; and next-big-thing, the energetic soul band, ‘Yes Sir Boss’, who have played alongside Joss Stone, and featured on BBC Radio 1’s Rob Da Banks show, as well as on Radio 2, and 6 Music.

The Big Jam will take place on Sunday 1st June – an attempt at making a world record for the biggest group musical Jamming session (open invitation for anyone to download the chords and music from the website and come along with their instrument to play!). Talented young musicians are also encouraged to come along on Saturday and Sunday mornings until 11am to busk and showcase their music.

 

Dartmouth attraction to feature in VisitBritain’s new £2.5m global film campaign

Luxury holiday cottages South Devon could be set to receive a boost with news that a £2.5 million global film campaign courtesy of VisitBritain  - ‘Sounds of GREAT Britain’’ – went live last week. The film was distributed across the US, China, Brazil, Gulf States, India, and Europe too.

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Devon Steam Railway attraction set to open in time for half term

Visitors to cottages in South Devon by the sea often make use of popular attractions such as the Steam Railway.  We are pleased to report that even during the adverse weather conditions locally there’s some good news for local rail with the steam-operated South Devon Railway (SDR) managing to restore its own tracks after a landslip.

South Devon Steam Railway - En Route To Its Next Destination- Travelling Through Countryside Near South Devon Holiday Cottages

 

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Yoda the giraffe’s baby daughter born at Paignton Zoo

Paignton Zoo is a popular destination for visitors to South Devon holiday cottages and it has just become the home to a new addition- Yoda the giraffe’s daughter! We can give you the heart—warming story right here.

HB News-Baby Giraffe- 6.2.14

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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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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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New Year’s Day Variety Show for all the family

Babbacombe Theatre, Torquay is a fantastic venue for some New Year’s family fun. South Devon holiday cottages are sure to be filled with some very excited children and with parents looking with something to keep them entertained. This show has something for everyone!

Variety Show | Babbacombe Theatre | New Year’ Day

 

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