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Time to Dream?

Blue skies are calling, and after three weeks of lock down, everyone is getting Corona-virus cabin fever... Use the time to dream and plan your next great escape. Southclay (sleeps 10+2) and The Annex (sleeps 4-6) on the North Devon coast are waiting for you! Short list one of these properties or make a provisional booking so that you are ready to confirm as soon as the restrictions are lifted.

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Stay at Home

Following the Government Guidelines it is with regret that we have cancelled all March, April and probably will have to consider our May bookings.

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Coronavirus?... Implications for self catering holidays

Southclay Holidays in North Devon has just committed to ensuring there is a three day break between bookings to enable deep cleaning and to ensure at least 72 hours for any residual virus to become inactive before new guests arrive this Spring. With world economies going into meltdown this week, the timescale of the Coronavirus COVIOD-19 pandemic is just starting to dawn. The travel industry will undoubtedly be hit hard but a self-catering unit offers a really good option to escape the tedium of hunkering down and isolating at home.

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Valentine's Treat: Late availability now with Champagne and lots of extras

Remember to take time out to spoil someone special and to say "I love you". Romance is not just for Valentine's Day BUT THIS IS A REMINDER: 14th February is coming up fast! We currently have late availability in both Southclay (seeps 10) and The Annex (sleeps 4) for Valentine's weekend. When you book a Valentine's Treat at Southclay Holidays, we will add lots of extras to our holiday cottages to transform a luxury break into a wonderful romantic treat. Extras: rose petals, candles, chocolates, delicious chilled champagne and lots of fresh flowers... Both our properties deliver a wow for people looking for a romantic break with a private hot tub, comfortable beds and a cosy lounge with a wood-burner to snuggle up to but these "extras" are a bonus and are sure to impress!

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Southwest Coastal Footpath 1.

What could be nicer for a winter treat than to get outside for some fresh air and (with a little luck) clear, blue skies like today? The Southwest Coast Path is less than a mile from Southclay and The Annex and inspires us to get out and walk whenever we have a chance. This is the first of a few blogs remembering some highlights from the coast path we have enjoyed over the last few weeks. Of course, Number 1 is at our local patch, Abbotsham Cliffs. Is it muddy in the winter months? Yes, and can be spectacularly slippery in some places BUT the winter light is beautiful, with wonderful reflections and long shadows and often you can get away from the crowds and have the path, the cliffs and the beaches to yourself.

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New Year 2020

A New Year's Day Swim at Westward Ho! really launched the year in style! The beach was filled with swimmers yesterday as perhaps 1000 people jumped in the sea and thousands more cheered them on. On even the busiest days in the Summer I have never seen the beach so crowded... With Sandymere flooded there was real problems finding anywhere to park!

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Happy Christmas All

Wishing all our guests old and new, potential guests, customers, friends and family a Happy Christmas. Special festive wishes to all of you we really should have sent a card to... and just haven't got around to it!

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Book in for Fabulous Festive Cheer

5 weeks and counting... but not too late to plot your escape this festive season. We have Christmas and New Year availability! Click below to see our availability, or call us now to plan the perfect retreat this Christmas or New Year. Southclay (sleeps 10) and The Annex (sleeps 4-6) are both luxurious, 5-star properties but both look even more fabulous when lit up and sparkly at Christmas! With fairy lights strung and decorations hung, all you’ll have to do is bring the turkey and your family or friends. Ditch throwaway presents and make memories this Christmas. Rather than the last- minute scramble to find presents, why not club together and indulge in some quality time at one of our beautiful holiday rentals?

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Romantic Breaks - The Perfect Gift

Remember to take time out to spoil someone special and to say "I love you". Romance is not just for Valentine's Day. When you book a romantic break at Southclay Holidays, we have added some extra options to our holiday cottages to transform a luxury break into a romantic treat. If you are struggling for a Christmas present what could be nicer than quality time together? With a private hot tub from which to relax and watch the sun go down or to star-gaze and a cosy lounge with wonderful wood-burner to snuggle in front of; these properties have always delivered when it comes to a romantic break but our new extras deliver the cream on the cake. The addition of rose petals, candles, chocolate and a luxurious bubble bath when you arrive will certainly impress. Add some delicious chilled fizz and some fresh flowers if you want to go all in!

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Clovelly Soap may help us be greener

My kitchen smells heavenly this morning after unwrapping a sample selection of beautiful Clovelly Soaps. We have been exploring ways to be more eco-friendly and how to go plastic free... it is a "no-brainer" when it spoils our guests at the same time! It is the thoughtful little extras that elevates a holiday rental to a particularly memorable, fabulous break. Do you think Clovelly Soap will impress our guests?

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