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RHS Britain in Bloom competition

Last year Clovelly won a third consecutive Gold award in the South West region of the RHS Britain in Bloom competition and a ‘Best in Group’ trophy with Mary Mortimer cup, thanks to the Gardening Group and all residents. This year on 6th February, Clovelly village was thrilled to receive confirmation from RHS that it is now one of the 2017 regional group finalists, thus representing the South West region

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Storm Eleanor, by Stephen Perham

The spirited New Year had hardly got its hat on before beginning its merry mischief of mayhem, slamming the door on the quiet embers of the worn out old reign, intent on fun, starting out as it means to carry on. At first it was the wind, teasing, rushing, gushing, hushing, breathing out loud, whispering in and out of doorways, rattling the draughty window panes, “wake up, wake up,” playing

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‘A Song for a Herring’ by Stephen Perham

I lifted the marline end of the board net revealing the fish, steadily hauling back, finding hundreds of startling silver herring enmeshed and gilled throughout its length. We only had four nets out, half of what we carry, yet still the fish were filling the boat, hanging from the meshes in heavy bunches. Once we had them all on board, I sculled back to the harbour and lay the boat

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An amusing poem in ancient Greek in the Red Lion Visitor book

  A former Sherborne School pupil, James Kierstead, winner of the Marson Greek Prize, and now a Lecturer in Classics at the Victoria University of Wellington, N.Z., has written an article in The Shirburnian about this poem in ancient Greek, remarkably composed and written by a Sherborne pupil in the Visitor’s Book at the Red Lion during his overnight stay in 1889!

Clovelly wins South West in Bloom gold award!

  Clovelly is delighted to have received two prestigious awards in the 2017 South West in Bloom competition.  The Clovelly Gardening Group has won a third Gold Award and a ‘Best in Group’ Mary Mortimer trophy.   Photo taken at the award presentation.  L-R: The Hon. John Rous, Peter Townsend, Ellie Jarvis, Su Maddocks, Lady and Lord Fellowes and Cllr. Anne Brooks, Chair of Torbay Council.

Clovelly wins Group Travel Award!

The owner of Clovelly, The Hon. John Rous and front of house staff, were honoured and proud to win the Award for the development of Incoming Group Visitors by ensuring that overseas visitors, with many groups from Germany, receive an excellent welcome with visitor material tailored to their needs. The annual Group Travel Awards recognise the very best suppliers in the group travel industry.  Clovelly was one of five nominated

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Devon Job Swap Challenge

The Hon.John Rous (left), owner of Clovelly, and Rick Turner (right), Director of The Big Sheep, agreed to swap running their attractions on a recent busy day this August. Both thoroughly enjoyed their time out to try managing a very different attraction to their own.

Robson Green, saves man at Clovelly

Robson saves Man who fell down the cliff in Clovelly whilst filming, Tales from the Coast,   Clovelly featured in this first episode after Ilfracombe, when Robson travelled to North Devon, a 90-mile stretch of coast holding fond childhood memories for him. Robson said: “There are parts of North Devon that make you feel like you’re stepping back in time, so I’m hoping this journey will help me understand just how

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August Sights and Sounds. Blog by Stephen Perham

  In the beautiful village of Clovelly the happy weeks of August are punctuated by lively festivals and exciting celebrations. Sights, sounds and colours decorate the long days; flowers bloom into the peak of their performance, the simmering sea invites the swimmer to plunge in, the cobbled streets echo with the percussive ripple of daily visiting trippers, laughing, remarking and exclaiming at the perfection of a high summer’s month in

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Clovelly named in best road trips in the UK, by Ashley Gilmour

The Atlantic Highway spans 134 miles across North Devon and North Cornwall. Passing fishing villages, beautiful coastlines and some of the rural South West’s finest scenery, this epic driving route is often overshadowed. Though it technically begins in Barnstaple, the A39 actually stretches all the way along the coast north of Devon into Somerset. The tree-lined Exmoor cliffs at Lynmouth and Porlock can be enjoyed on this route, before joining

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