Home House In Croyde

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Most of the year we run our home as a bed and breakfast, however for the six weeks of the summer holidays, we rent the whole house out which gives other families and friends an opportunity to have a holiday in our home and enjoy what Croyde has to offer, this then gives us the opportunity to spend some quality family time with our boys.

Here’s what some of our guests said about their stay in Home House last year….

Well what can we say – all The Fishers have returned home with post holiday blues!!
We have loved the area – weather was much better than we had anticipated, so much so we were on the beach every day – including parents of 82 and 88 respectively…
Your home is delightful and your attention to detail fabulous – we all immediately fell in love with the house and felt very much at home and I have certainly taken away a few decorating ideas!! Thank you so much for the very welcome cream tea on our arrival a lovely touch and much enjoyed.
The courtyard area was put to full use and we had a BBQ to celebrate our daughters birthday on the Tuesday.
I think I can safely say that we will be making a return visit next year – so we will be in touch again regarding dates, trouble is other members of the family feel they have
missed out because of the rave reviews so may need your help in accommodating them somewhere!!
 
Thank you again for everything – superb!
 
We really loved the house, it was even nicer than we had hoped. I loved the courtyard and spent quite a lot of time there with my book. We’ve all been really busy with work and exams (I got my OU degree offer this morning at your house, it brought me luck – FIrst Class!) so having a lovely home from home was just the ticket.  We all loved the way you modernised the house yet kept that character and sense of history that is often wiped out in renovations…well done!
 
Anne, Steve, Peter, Jonathan & Georgina xx
 
The scones were delicious and a very thoughtful touch, thank you.  We all had a lovely time at the cottage. It felt very homely, secure and had everything we needed for a relaxing and enjoyable holiday. I will recommend the cottage to others and would hope that we may be able to return in the future.
 

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Loving Autumn Living

I don’t know what it is about when a season changes, I always think this is my favourite, that is until the next one comes along, however, I really do love autumn as it means that there are certain things I’ll enjoy doing with my family and friends which only feel good during this season.

September still life

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As the Bed and Breakfast business slows down, this means we have more time to invite friends round for slow cooked, heart warming food.

Moroccan Lamb Tagine, Slow Cooked Food
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Snuggling under blankets in front of the fire watching films…

Socks, winter fire, autumn fire

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Long walks with friends

Autumn walk, Heddons Mouth, North Devon

Driving through autumnal leaves

Autumn leaves, VW Beetle, Orange, Autumnal Colours

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Jumpers, socks & blankets…..

Autumn Knit, Cable Cardigan

woolen socks, toast and jam, thick socks

Leather Chair, Autumn, Woolen Checked Blanket

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Conkers!

Conkers, Autumn

Apple Pressing

Apples, Apple Pressing

Apple Pressing, October, Autumn, Apples

Celebrating Halloween & pumpkins!

Halloween, Pumpkins, Croyde

Bonfire Night at Pickwell Manor!

Bonfire Night, Georgeham and Croyde Parish, Community, Bonfire Boys, Pickwell Manor, Lanterns

Choosing & tagging our Christmas tree in October!

choosing a christmas tree

Just a few of my favourite Autumn moments and there are plenty more, plenty of hot drinks, mulled cider, the harvest festival, reading even more books, playing games on rainy days, baking many cakes, making soup…..what are yours?

Hot Autumn Drink

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Emily Bronte Autumn Quote

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Olympic Torch Relay

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There was a real feeling of community spirit today, I think everyone felt they were lucky to be part of the once in a lifetime experience, as the Olympic Torch Relay passed through Braunton, North Devon, I’ve never seen so many people at one time in this village, it was such a lovely atmosphere and the sun was shining too!

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Love… grey, pink and gold

When we first decorated our bedroom, I went for the simple look of sanded floor boards, white walls etc.

Living in a home in which including the hound, is dominated by boys, I’ve decided to add a little pink. We’re currently in the process of redecorating and should have it finished in a few weeks time hopefully, so I’ll update you in full how it’s turned out then.

Here are some of my inspiration ideas and you can see more of them on my Pinterest bedroom board

Flora Hues515, Design Seeds, Pink, Grey, Mustard

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Darly Fabric Birch, Designers Guild

{Source: Designers Guild}Grey, Pink, Design4home

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Grey and Gold Bedroom

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Grey and Pale Pink Bedroom

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The best Banana Muffins…in my opinion

Today we have the Eggstravaganza over at Pickwell Manor, this is in its fourth year & is a fund raiser for our school in Georgeham  and another chosen charity, this year it’s Georges First Steps.

So in the fashion of ‘Bring a Cake’ today I will be taking our ‘Home House’ banana muffins, made by the Mr and our guests have had to go without them today!

Banana Muffins Recipe

Makes 12

3 or 4 Large bananas, mashed (the more bananas the moister, so I use 4)1/2 cup white sugar (original recipe calls for 1 cup, but I don’t like them too sweet)

1 slightly beaten egg

1/3 cup melted margarine or butter

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 1/2 cups flour

Mix the mashed banana, sugar, egg and margarine together. Set aside. In a separate bowl, mix together baking soda, baking powder, salt and flour. Mix wet and dry ingredients all together! Pour into greased muffin tins, and bake in 180 degrees c oven for approximately 20 minutes. Enjoy!