4 Gold Star Bed Breakfast 2017North Devon Awards Winner, Best Bed & BreakfastWest Down Guest House, Umberleigh, North DevonNorth Devon Awards Winner, Super ServiceDinner Award 2017

** Special Offers, Late Availability & Local Events **

Why not treat yourself to one of these winter late availability and exciting special offers?
Spring is a wonderful experience in Glorious North Devon as winter departs and the highways and byways become alive with wild primroses and snowdrops. West Down's gardens burst into colour as Roger gets busy planting up for the summer. Unwind after a day's exploration with a well-earned award winning evening meal and relax in front of a wood burning stove in our comfy lounge.

** Spoil the one you love with this Mother’s Day inspired Special Offer **
Three night Dinner, Bed and Breakfast break - not only for Mothers !!
Special rate of £145 per person based on two people sharing
Available for the complete month of March 2018

** Winter Short Break **
Four Night Dinner, Bed and Breakfast
Special rate based on two people sharing - £190 per person
Available to 31st March  2018

Why not combine your break with a craft workshop to experience and learn new skills such as :
 Pottery Workshops and Classes at Tarka Pottery
Workshops in Fabrics & Textiles, Gifts and Accessories at Covelly Silk
Workshops in Fused Glass, Tiffany Glass, Bone Carving and Stained Glass at Beau Nidol
Courses in Horticulture, Garden Craft and Photography at RHS Garden Rosemoor

** Forthcoming Local Events **

RHS Garden Rosemoor - Courses and Workshops
Various dates throughout 2018
RHS have introduced an exciting range of courses for 2018 covering exciting topics such as horticulture, garden craft and photography. Enjoy learning new skills over a weekend or longer and return to West Down for a well-earned award winning meal and relaxing evening. The link above will take you to the 2018 course list where we are sure you will find a course to match your needs and capture your interest.

RHS Rosemoor Live - The Cory Brass Band
 8 April 2018
The Cory Band, whose home is in Treorchy in the Welsh Valleys, comprises both male and female performers of mixed ages and backgrounds, hailing from near and far, but with one thing in common – the drive to do whatever it takes to keep Cory at the top of its game. The band regularly wins both domestic and international brass band competitions with powerful and inspiring experiences for its artists and audiences and performs a widely varied repertoire of music at home and abroad.

Hartland Abbey - Bluebell Sundays
15-22 April 2018
Bluebell Sundays are a lovely chance to visit Hartland Abbey and Gardens at a reduced entry fee and to see the beautiful carpets of bluebells which reach from the Walled Gardens almost to the sea, 1 1/2 miles away. The spring flowers will be looking wonderful in the gardens and walks too. See where The Night Manager was filmed in Blackpool Mill cottage by the sea and where the new production ' Guernsey' with Lily James was filmed. Dogs really welcome. Delicious homemade lunches and cream teas in the Old Kitchens. Free parking and entry to exhibitions and shop. House extra (£4)

Rosemoor Live - The Fisherman's Friends
18 May 2018
Bound together by lifelong friendship and a shared experience of more than 25 years, the Fisherman’s Friends met on the Platt (harbour) in their native Port Isaac to raise money for charity, singing the traditional songs of the sea handed down to them by their forefathers. 
In 2010 they signed a major record deal and their album Port Isaac’s Fisherman’s Friends went gold as they became the first traditional folk act to land a UK top ten album. Since then they’ve been the subject of an ITV documentary, released the hit albums One and All (2013) and Proper Job(2015) and played to hundreds of thousands of fans at home and abroad.
Quince Honey Farm, South Molton Beekeeper Experience Days
24,26 May -14,16 June - 5,7 July 2018
We all know how important bees are but have you ever wondered what goes on inside a beehive? Our experience day offers you a complete introduction to the craft, helping you to understand the whole process from start to finish. The course is perfect for anyone interested in bees or anyone who would love the chance to spend a day in the countryside learning about bees and getting a hands on beekeeping experience. A great introduction to beekeeping before committing to keeping bees yourself. 

Lorna Doone Country
A recent BBC Country File programme described all about Exmoor and it's connection with Lorna Doone. Why not come and join us and visit Exmoor and the Doone Countryside immortalised in Richard Blackmore’s novel A Romance of Exmoor?

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