Ideal accommodation in Devon can be found at Hembury Court

Ideal accommodation in Devon can be found at Hembury Court
If you close your eyes and conjure up images of Devon you will invariably think of beautiful beaches, wonderful scenery and delicious food, and Devon really has everything you could want.

Visitors flock to the county to indulge in the famous cream teas and creamy local cheeses, as well as the fine local lamb and beef.

The miles of golden sands also allow you to partake in a spot of surfing, or build sandcastle, whatever takes your fancy, before treating yourself to a meal of freshly caught fish. It is the combination of fine local meat and fish that, unsurprisingly, sees Surf and Turf on many a restaurant menu.

With the wealth of good local produce available it is clear to see why high profile chefs such as Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall have set up restaurants like the renowned River Cottage here in the county. It also explains why so many celebrities choose to live in Devon.

If you are visiting Devon, however, where should you stay? Think ‘Location, Location, Location’. Find yourself a map and seek out the famous thatched village of Broadhembury in East Devon which lies between the M5 and the A303.

It sits near an old Roman fort on the edge of the Blackdown hills between the two main rail lines that converge on the city of Exeter. Broadhembury is near the market town of Honiton and the beaches of Beer, Branscombe and Sidmouth. The queen of finding the right location, Kirstie Allsopp, has chosen Broadhembury for her home village… need we say more!

Having decided that the tranquil location of Broadhembury is the ideal base for your special holiday, where should you book? A Google search will probably lead you to the award-winning 5 star self catering propertyof Hembury Court, where your hosts will be Mandy and Robert.

Hembury Court is located in a spectacular setting surrounded by an organic farm. The four luxury cottages are located around a courtyard and they sleep two, four, five or six people.

The four cottages can be booked individually for a week in the summer holidays or for a mid week break out of high season. The superb vaulted oak barns, that are part of the complex, allow a group of up to 17 people to have the exclusive use of all of the facilities. This allows a family or a group of friends to socialise or dine together in style.

The extra facilities of Hembury Court include a games room, an eight seater hot tub, fitness suite, large communal lounge, barbecue veranda with chiminea, games lawn and an abundance of parking. Hembury Court offers the perfect setting to explore all that Devon has to offer.

Devon is the ‘hub’ of the Westcountry, being adjacent to Cornwall, Somerset and Dorset. If you are staying at Broadhembury you can be in Woolacombe or Croyde by breakfast time, for a day’s surfing or simply a stroll along the beach. There is a host of other places of natural beauty and historic interest to visit and a vibrant music and festival (food, crafts, music) scene.

Now, to leave you with a really visual picture of Devon… did you know that Devon has its own shade of green?This is the colour of the lush grass that grows in the fertile valleys of the county. If you are travelling to the south west by train you will notice how the colour of the grass changes as you approach Devon.

Remember, green is for the colour of Devon’s grass, red is for the colour of the soil in Devon that grows superb vegetables, it is also the colour of Devon’s native breeds of cattle. The sandy beaches of Devon range between the colours of gold and white. So when you think of Devon, think of the colours of green, red, gold and white. Don’t forget the blue in the skies, when the sun is shining!

To book a stay at Hembury Court call Robert and Mandy on 01404 841 444.