Boutique Retreats’ new pin boards website for self-catering properties

Boutique Retreats – a collection of 75 extraordinarily sophisticated self-catering properties across Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Somerset, Hampshire and the Cotswolds – has launched a freshly-designed website with ‘Look Books’ – pin boards of interior and exterior inspiration to captivate the design-conscious.

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Divided into various search categories including ‘Sleeping’, ‘Living’ and ‘Bubbles’, discerning

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Antiques Roadshow at Wiltshire’s Bowood House and Gardens

The first of two Antiques Roadshow programmes filmed at Wiltshire’s Bowood House and Gardens (near Calne, Wiltshire. www.bowood.org) back in the summer will air on BBC1 this coming Sunday 3 January at 8pm. The second programme from Bowood is then scheduled for the following Sunday (10 January).

Treasures being featured in the first one-hour episode

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From Cornwall to the Caribbean – Top Sailing Destinations

Sailing can lead to magnificent discoveries. With most of our planet covered by oceans, sailing gives us the freedom to explore destinations from Cornwall to the Caribbean.

If you fancy wild, rugged scenery and still want to enjoy familiar flavours, Cornwall offers impressive cliffs, golden beaches, and stunning local food.

Meanwhile, sun, white sandy palm-lined

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Packpony Routes, Dartmoor Ponies And The 100 Mile Challenge

On Friday 23rd October 2015, Dru Butterfield of the Dartmoor Pony Heritage Trust, Paul Rendell, moorland guide and Sam Goodwin of ‘Dartmoor Pony and Pack’ with his ponies Billy and Jasmine, completed a real ‘first’ in the UK; a fundraising 100-mile Challenge walking across Dartmoor, one of the toughest environments in the UK. They were

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Isles of Scilly offering packaged holidays for Germans

In an exciting development promoting overseas tourism on the Isles of Scilly, Urlaub Cornwall the Truro based marketing company, are offering the first packaged holidays for Germans visitors to the islands in partnership with a large German tour operator Thoba Reisen based in Oberammergau. Holidaymakers from Germany, Austria and Switzerland are Cornwall’s most important inbound

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Peninsula Rail Task Force’s On Track for South West Rail Network

On Track sets out the vision for the peninsula and the first steps needed to achieve the programme of work, which will improve the network over the next 20 years.

Chair of the Peninsula Rail Task Force, Councillor Andrew Leadbetter said: “We have been campaigning and pressing the Government to deliver a programme of improvement

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Cornwall: Surfing for Beginners

As the weather begins to heat up and Britons flock to the great outdoors in their thousands, there is no better time – or excuse – to get outside and discover a new sport or hobby. The benefits of finding a new sport to enjoy can make a huge difference to your life.

Getting involved

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60 Years of Craft-Guild Exhibition at Riverside Mill in Bovey Tracey

2015 is a landmark year – the 60th birthday of Devon Guild of Craftsmen. So this year’s annual summer exhibition of work by Members is a special one. It is not only festive, but also reflects – on local craft heritage and how making is changing.

From humble origins, the Guild has grown from a

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New Arrivals Humboldt’s Penguin Chicks at Paradise Park Cornwall

Staff at Paradise Park in Hayle Cornwall are delighted to have baby Humboldt’s Penguin chicks.

Humboldt’ Penguin chicks Aurora and Miski and Keeper Oliver Frost

Curator David Woolcock said “These two wonderful little characters are proving very popular with visitors. They are now ten weeks old and have been given the Peruvian names ‘Miski’ and

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Join Eat Drink Bristol Fashion for Festival Fun in Chew Valley this August

Join Eat Drink Bristol Fashion at Valley Fest 2015 and see out the summer in style!

From 28-30 August, an organic farm overlooking Chew Valley Lake near Bristol will be transformed into a festival that celebrates music, food and all things wonderful…