Well, Spring is well and truly in full swing here on the English Riviera; the Big Wheel is in full operation and the beautiful tulips on the seafront are at their best at present.
We have just had the most amazing weekend of weather in the Bay and the Grinagog festival of music meant the town was fully booked with lots of different sounds from all over the world.
All of the tourist attractions in the area are now fully open and the Western Lady ferry is making regular crossings (just a 30 minute trip) to lovely Brixham – a great place to try some fresh seafood.
The South-West coastal path have recently introduced a great flyer with walks and places to see on your trip to this area:
We think it’s worth taking a look at this as there are so many things to see in the Bay – and that’s not to mention the numerous restaurants and bars I recommend to our guests.
Breakfast is always a treat here at The Somerville as Helen is always baking and trying different recipes. We’ve had Poached Pears in Earl Grey Tea recently and her Cheese & Onion Bread I adore. I have been off cheese for Lent so I’m now counting the days before I start to feast again!
I shouldn’t forget to mention Helens cakes. Try her Lemon Drizzle or Sticky Ginger cake after your day out – perhaps with a cup of tea up on our terrace. It’s a very nice way to round off an afternoon.
I had a customer recently who has been many times before and always wanted to persuade her daughter to come – but the daughter had the image of a B&B as rather downmarket. So, last week they came from Plymouth, checked in and stayed in one of our suites, was amazed the following morning by the wonderful breakfast, and asked if she could stay a second night as they loved the whole experience so much.
I have to say it was very gratifying to win over a new follower!
A little sadly, I couldn’t fit them in for a second night – we are almost always fully booked at weekends. (Please, if you can do book early and book direct for the best price: 01803 294755.)
Talking of booking, as I write, we still have some availability for the May Day Weekend so if you fancy eating mussels by the sea or fish & chips at the famous Hanburys in Babbacombe please give me a ring directly. A good price at a five star B&B awaits …
Bye for now – and don’t eat too much chocolate over Easter.