Gardening Against The Odds
After the paltry single mm of rain we received on The English Riviera in June, it’s no surprise that the grass is looking decidedly dead. But, as ever, the Torquay Parks Gardeners have kept the flower beds looking amazing. They are doing a good job in tricky conditions.
And, say it ourselves, our own gardens are looking great too. They have been a real oasis for our guests after a day sightseeing. Coming back and chilling out on the terrace before going out to enjoy one of the plethora of good restaurants in Torquay helps make for an excellent day. (And, of course, you can rely on us to recommend good places to eat.)
Something Deliciously Different
Trying to differentiate yourselves in a busy marketplace takes a care and thought. Aside from everything else that makes us a five star B&B, Helen’s imaginative breakfast offerings are always enjoyed by both our British and our overseas guests. A good breakfast starts the day off well.
As well as some locally sourced cheeses from Sharpham’s Cheese in Totnes, from further afield one called ‘Cornish Jack’, in the Emmenthal style from Port Isaac, has been an excellent new find for us.
We regularly change the cheeses during the summer months – as cheese addicts, doing the tastings isn’t a hardship.
We were out walking (as ever) in Shaldon last week and came across two of the most adorable nine month old St Bernard’s – they were incredibly inquisitive and I hope the photo shows just how lovely they were. Added to that, below are a couple of photos from the same walk – of a great pub, The Ferry Boat Inn, and of the view across to Teignmouth. Of course, if you don’t want to walk across the Shaldon Bridge then you can take the little ferryboat for £2 – a bargain!
Enjoy A Stay With Us
As I write, we still have some vacancies in August so do come and make the most of summer. Check the online booking system, or phone us on 01803 294755 to see how we can help, and for our best rates.
We hope to see you soon.
Peter and Helen