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Jubilee Celebrations Over - 15% off any late availability in June/July

The Annex on the North Devon Coast is the perfect holiday accommodation for a special celebration! This weekend we celebrated the Jubilee, last weekend was a special birthday celebration, what can someone celebrate next week? This delightful cottage sleeps 4-6 but often accommodates just a couple looking for a romantic break or to recharge the batteries. With lots of availability in June and some in July we are offering a 15% late availability discount!

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A garden full of birdsong and spring flowers

I am delighted to share with our holiday guests at The Annex (sleeps 4-6); a garden full of spring flowers, birdsong, and the promise of many hours of fun and laughter in the pool, hot tub and tennis court this summer. On a sunny morning the birds seemed to kick up a gear today and the light sparkled on the surface of the swimming pool. With Easter around the corner and our first guests of the season enjoying our wonderful facilities I feel optimistic for a good holiday season for the English self-catering industry.

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Time to hang up at least one pair of boots!

The Annex (sleeps 4-6) will be available to rent next year and I have just released 2022 dates. BUT, after a long and busy holiday season which (as far as we know) we have survived without any Covid in either of our holiday properties or at home we are ready for a break. Coming to the end of 16 happy years renting Southclay to guests from across the world (and finding it difficult to get away ourselves) we have decided to take a long term rental. Time to start planning to take life just a little slower and perhaps planning a holiday for us!

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2021 -  A year for more sparkle please

Best wishes to everyone for a safe and Happy New Year. Thankful we have reached the end of a difficult year; we hope 2021 is a little brighter. We are looking forward to more fun, more frivolity .... and lots more sparkles next year!

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Gift Idea

Make time to spend quality time with friends or family in 2021 Give a Southclay Holidays gift voucher for a special break or book a holiday on the North Devon coast today. A wonderfully thoughtful gift that everyone will enjoy looking forward to in the New Year.

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Autumn Days in North Devon

Beautiful Autumn, time to pause and reignite the lust for nature and fresh air. Time to take stock, enjoy the simple pleasures and look forward optimistically to 2021

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Who Needs to Holiday Abroad?

UK holidays this year are proving we do not need to fly away to enjoy a special treat. Two of my girls came home for August Bank Holiday and we enjoyed sparkling sunshine, an empty beach and swimming with seals! A wonderful mini adventure we will remember for years Holidays in North Devon were booked up quickly as restrictions lifted and families were desperate to get away; but many of our guests have been surprised to discover that a traditional UK beach holiday is more fun than they expected and are unlikely to ever take the family back to their regular Mediterranean "hot spots".

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Welcome Guests

It is SO nice to be able to welcome guests to Southclay and The Annex at last! Three families from Middlesex are the first to enjoy our wonderful facilities and the North Devon Coast this summer. To hear children playing in the garden and in the swimming pool again is priceless.

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COVID 19 Lockdown is being eased! Hooray! Following the government announcement yesterday we are pleased to say that we will be able to welcome the guests that have booked for July. (desperately hoping we don't get a second wave of infection)

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