Wednesday, 25 November 2009

Delightful places off the beaten track in Devon and Cornwall

It's funny how things go sometimes... Jim and Gillian took a day off last week and went on a bit of a mystery tour through Devon on their way to Sheppy's Cider near Taunton, passing through some wonderful little places on the way, which are worth a visit in their own right!

So we have decided to share the knowledge of these wonderful places to visit that you won't find in every travel book, nor in any of the common visitor publications.

Sheppy's Cider is well worth a visit, by the by, offering a wonderful array of ciders, apple juices and home made preserves and conserves, and a very interesting little museum! The best of all was that Jim rediscovered a cider from his childhood (should he have known about ciders in his childhood????), which may now be offered on our welcome trays!

However, what really impressed them was a little village called Bampton, which is hidden in the deepest depths of Devonshire, just off the A396 towards Exmoor. It is a wonderful, unspoilt village, which seems to still be able to offer a delightful variety of independent shops. Jim was most impressed with the delicatessen shop, whilst Gillian found the restaurant (which was unfortunately closed) offered a most interesting menu! So much so, that they are now planning another trip there to sample the dishes soon!

We hope to have regular updates on these matters and will hopefully publish something of interest quite soon!

Friday, 6 November 2009

Ross Hoddinott Photography | Cornwall

Ross Hoddinott Photography Cornwall

These are some stunning pictures by a very talented local photographer!

Monday, 31 August 2009

Boscastle Food, Arts & Crafts Festival

The Boscastle Food, Arts and Crafts Festival (3rd & 4th October 2009) is organised by the Boscastle Chamber of Trade and Commerce with the support of many other organisations in the area.

This is a wonderful festival with lashings of fresh food, harbour fun and evening frolics and has become more and more popular each year. See local Chefs demonstrating and visit stalls where producers will be selling their food, arts and crafts. Main marquees in the Car Park with supporting activities around the harbour and scenic old village For up to date information keep a check on the Boscastle Chamber of Trade website:

22nd Bude Jazz Festival comes to town!

New Orleans comes to Cornwall! Bude is the small and unspoilt seaside town on Cornwall’s beautiful Atlantic Coast that hosts one of Britain’s leading jazz festivals. The Twenty-second Bude Jazz Festival will pack 166 jazz events into the eight day...s from Saturday 29 August to Saturday 5 September 2009. A single stroller ticket will give you admission to all but two of these events.

Wednesday, 26 August 2009

So, Forda Lodges in Bude is now officially blogging!

Well now, after months of saying we must, we should, we ought to... which then turned into we should have really..., we ought to have by now... and other such woeful comments, we have now finally made it! Here is our very own, official blog!

I suppose the reason for not having had a blog until now is simply this: We can't really get our heads around the fact that anyone would be remotely interested in reading about what we have to say and do. But hey, every web marketing geek tells you to have a blog, up your rankings that way and tell the world that - hey, we're here!... so here we are...

Although we obviously have rather a lot to say about how lovely Forda Lodges & Cottages is as the perfect place to stay, we can only say so much without repeating ourselves. So we will probably be using this tool for our latest news feeds and reccommendations, upcoming events in Bude, Cornwall & Devon and other, hopefully more interesting snippets!

So, here goes, welcome to our Forda & Bude BLOG!