South Hams

South Hams house sale enquiries down by 50% this year

South Hams saw a 50% decrease in house sales enquiries this year, the biggest yearly change in Devon (Jan-May 2020 vs Jan-May 2021). Meanwhile, West Devon has the least satisfied homeowners, as the location has seen the largest 3.5 year increase in homeowners looking to sell their home, as seen below:

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Space to Breathe - Barry Kelly

Space to Breathe: Barry Kelly at The Brownston Gallery

Every summer we eagerly await the delivery of the new collection from Barry Kelly. His paintings are always so full of light, sun and warmth. Somehow or other he always takes his work another step forward, another new development that reflects his growing talent as an artist.

This summer is no exception. His colours are bright and true and his skies are so full of promise and wonder. His foregrounds are complex, little miniature works on their own which compel and entrance. Each painting as a whole represents a snapshot of an element of the land of the South Hams. Barry captures...

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Devon Cleaning South Hams signs Devon’s Climate Declaration

In the week in which the world marks Earth Day 2021, a South Devon cleaning company is proud to announce that it's recently become a signatory to Devon’s Climate Declaration to show its commitment to achieving a cleaner, greener Devon.

Devon Cleaning South Hams, based in South Brent, is one of just thirteen local businesses to have endorsed the Declaration so far and hopes that many...

New homes in the East Devon town of Cranbrook

Devon is building a third more houses than it has to according to government figures, says countryside charity

Devon’s Local Planning Authorities - with the exception of Torbay - have over-delivered on housing for the last five years, according to the government’s own figures.

Devon CPRE’s analysis of the 2020 Housing Delivery Test shows the county as a whole has delivered 30% more new homes than it was required to over a five-year period, in effect building 6,332 more houses than it had to....

South Hams author shares an evocative historical fantasy set on Dartmoor

Dartmoor, a mystical and magical place, is home to a pastoral people called The Moorlanders, who seek to defend their ancient homeland against a tyrannical sorcerer intent on claiming the Moor to extract its minerals.

To save both their way of life and themselves, the Moorlanders must suppress their peaceful natures and do battle. Caradoc, a young, courageous Moorlander,...

New PlymClean MD Amanda Barnes (right) with former directors Stuart and Gail May

Devon Cleaning South Hams bucks the downturn by expanding into Plymouth during lockdown

As the impact of social-distancing and lockdown threatens the viability of many South West businesses, an established Devon cleaning company - whose inspirational owner literally started from nothing - has bucked the trend by taking over a family-run cleaning business in Plymouth and taking on more staff.

Entrepreneur Amanda Barnes, who runs Devon Cleaning South Hams and its sister...

South Hams school children raise more than £2,000 for NSPCC with Rock Star fundraiser

Primary school children from the South Hams have raised more than £2,000 for the NSPCC by taking part in a special rock star themed fundraising event.

Woodlands Park Primary School in Ivybridge arranged the fundraiser for the children’s charity following a visit by the NSPCC’s Schools Service team, which delivered its ‘Speak out. Stay safe’ programme to the children.

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Kitley's exclusive wedding showcase

We are really excited to be showcasing Kitley House Hotel to wedding couples on Saturday 18th January 2020 at midday.

If you are looking for the perfect place for your special day, this event is not to be missed.

Our wedding venue, which recently won Gold in the Devon Tourism Awards, will be dressed for you to experience its full potential and some of our preferred suppliers will be on hand to give advice and inspiration to achieve your desired look for your wedding day.

Ask our experienced team questions about the hotel, your special requirements and our exclusive-...

Kitley House Hotel is 2x finalist in 2019 Devon Tourism Awards

2019 has been an award-winning year for Kitley House at Yealmpton and the hotel is now in the running for Gold in this year’s Devon Tourism Awards – in not one but two categories.

Following a meeting of the judging panel last week, Kitley is through to the finals in Wedding Venue of the Year and Business Events Venue of the Year. The Devon Tourism Awards are now in their 10th year and...

Kitley's Wedding Showcase

Kitley House Hotel, a finalist in the 2019 Devon Tourism Awards as Best Wedding Venue, is opening its doors to wedding couples for a special winter wedding event showcasing the hotel in all its splendour.

The hotel will be dressed for you to experience its full potential as a magical wedding venue, and some of Kitley's preferred suppliers will be on hand to inspire the look for your perfect day.

Ask our experienced team questions about the hotel, your special requirements and our exclusive-use options. You can also discuss our new intimate weddings offering and...

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