South Devon

Holiday home income rises by 19% in South Devon

New research from leading holiday home company Classic Cottages, shows that 2021 was a record year for the self-catering industry in South Devon with search demand for holiday homes up by as much as 100%, compared to the last full year for bookings in 2019.

The report shows that average incomes for holiday homes in South Devon increased by 19% compared to 2019.

Racing ahead in...

Outdoors school

Then there were three! New special school opening in South Brent

The Outdoors Group is opening its third outdoor special school in Devon to provide an alternative option for children struggling in mainstream education.

From September, the new Outdoors School site at Bridgehouse Farm, South Brent will be able to take 12 students aged between 7 and 14 who are don’t do well in conventional schools due to autism, anxiety or trauma.

20 new...

Gatsby Benchmark awarded to South Devon College

Great Gatsby! They've done it! South Devon High School get's top marks

Staff and students at South Devon High School are celebrating as its career guidance programme is awarded top marks.

The school reached the milestone of 100% across all eight Gatsby Benchmarks, which are a framework developed to support schools and colleges in providing their students with the best possible careers education and guidance.

South Devon High School is the first in...

South Devon teen named St John’s Cadet of the Year

A teenager from Kingsteignton has been named St John Ambulance’s Cadet of the Year for Devon. Millie Booth (17) has volunteered with the health and first aid charity’s Torquay Unit for three and a half years, and hopes to become a paramedic. The Exeter College student said: “I joined St John Cadets as I wanted to be a part of a club and I have wanted to work in a caring profession for as long...

Make 2020 the year to visit South Devon

South Devon is simply bursting with action packed events for 2020. This year will see South Devon showcasing an impressive and diverse calendar of events, including spectacular festivals and regattas, dazzling food and drink, as well as offering beautiful locations to stay.

Anna Roach of Visit South Devon says ‘2020 is shaping up to be very special for South Devon, with a number of...

Surfing Cow ice cream scoops in on education

A South Devon ice cream company is putting education at its heart by offering children and students the opportunity to learn about farming and the environment.

Surfing Cow Ice Cream was established last year at South Battisborough Farm in south Devon close to Mothecombe Beach by dairy farmer Lawrence Glanville and his business partner Alistair Graham. It has quickly established itself...

Open Farm Sunday at ice cream headquarters

A free day out for all the family at Surfing Cow Ice Cream’s headquarters on Sunday, June 9, come along to Open Farm Sunday at South Battisborough Farm and see the cows being milked, the calves being fed and the sheep being shorn. A new enclosed picnic area is perfect to sit and enjoy the sea views, and at over an acre in size great for the kids to have a scamper about too. All afternoon there...

Easter at Surfing Cow Ice Cream

Surfing Cow Ice Cream, on the road to Mothecome beach in south Devon, is open everyday this Easter until April 22 from 1pm to 4pm. Come and enjoy delicious ice cream, made on the farm from its 400 cows, let the kids run around in the outdoor play area, while you enjoy fabulous views across the south Devon coast. If its raining, take a seat indoors, and watch our team make the ice cream or learn about our farm from our interpretation boards. Entry is free and there’s lots of free parking.

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Kitley’s cuisine goes from strength to strength with the award of an AA Rosette

Kitley House Hotel in South Devon has been awarded One AA Rosette in recognition of the high standard of its food. The award comes hot on the heels of the appointment of a new Head Chef, Ben Davies, and a revamped menu focused on high-quality, locally-sourced ingredients.

Only about 10% of UK restaurants are of a standard worthy of One Rosette and above. The award signifies a...

CPRE Devon Launch Seminar: Devon's real housing needs

Are you concerned about the number of new homes being built in and around Plymouth and across Devon? How many are planned for your community and where? How many are genuinely affordable and who are the planned new homes for?

To objectively assess the situation, the Devon branch of the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE Devon) commissioned an independent study. The findings will be announced today, revealing the truth about Devon's real housing needs.

Come along to find out what the evidence shows and how it could help communities facing unwanted development plans...