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Hix Townhouse


Got a sneaky viewing of the new Hix Townhouse in Lyme Regis. It is so very Mark Hix in style; simple, stylish and eclectic with touches of wry humour. 8 rooms all styled differently, from the Hunting Room to the Garden Room to the quirky Mad Hatters Room. The interior styling was by Mark himself, from vintage finds, something he loves to do. Read more

Hell Farmhouse – Japanese Food

Asian food in the  rural West Country is generally not its forte and something I crave frequently. Last Friday I missed out (due to other social arrangements I will have you know, such is the West Country social whirl) on a friends birthday supper at Hell Farmhouse in Chideock. Read more

Rydon Stables

As promised from last weeks comment here is a suggestion of a great place to stay near Budleigh Salterton.

Rydon Stables is in cute, sleepy Otterton, a picture perfect Devon village often used as the ultimate West Country village image on postcards. Read more

Crafty Camping

Proper glamping in an idyllic West Dorset woodland. A selection of teepees, yurts and shepherds huts for adults only (its not that kind of au naturel camping but a child free affair). Numbers are also restricted to maintain the tranquility of the magical woodland setting. Read more

The Garden House Studio – added luxury

New towels in The Studio! Now that”s quite some news (for a B and B owner who must get out more)…it does include new bathrobes and a general interior facelift including some rather lovely new artwork. But worryingly I seem to be most excited about the towels. Read more

The Bolthole

Lovely owners and a lovely place to stay…modern vintage interior, idyllic view and delicious locally sourced breakfast hamper. Perfectly situated in the cute village of Combpyne, a stones throw from River Cottage, so spot on for those cider drinking, rabbit eating, tractor driven nights out at the HQ. Read more

No 1 Lyme Townhouse and Hix

Its not easy to avoid the chintz in the West Country but No 1 Lyme has managed it plus more. Contemporary Boutique decor at a great price right in the centre of Lyme. This February they have hooked up with Hix to offer an excellent value dinner/stay combo (£125 per couple pn ) to shake off those Winter blues. Read more

Great Seaside B and B, Branscombe

B and B’s can always be a bit risky…with Great Seaside you can’t go wrong. Amazing views and amazing reviews. A few friends have stayed there and all loved it. Read more

Jonny Does Dinner at The Great Barn, Branscombe

Fabulous Jonny (ex Groucho/Hix) is the heart and soul of this weekend long supper club.

Picture perfect house, big windows and a vast deck looking out to sea. In clement weather dine out under the stars..

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Christmas Past and Present

Super friend C passed on these beautiful menus from the Belmont Hotel in Sidmouth which date from 1947 and 1950. C thought it would be a good post to see how the hotel has changed and quite right she is too…we go from the beauty of the handpainted vintage menus on stiff card to the photocopy on 80gsm (with a rather sweet watercolour of the hotel, I should mention).  Oh, how times have changed, said the Telegraph reader… Read more