In the Brittonic , Devon is known as Welsh: Dewnens, each meaning “deep valleys. William Camden , in his edition of Britannia, described Devon as being one part of an older, wider country that once included Cornwall: THAT region which, according to the Geographers, is the first of all Britaine, and, growing straiter still and narrower, shooteth out farthest into the West, [ One erroneous theory is that the"shire” suffix is due to a mistake in the making of the original letters patent for the Duke of Devonshire , resident in Derbyshire. However, there are references to"Defenascire” in Anglo-Saxon texts from before AD this would mean"Shire of the Devonians” ,  which translates to modern English as “Devonshire”. The term Devonshire may have originated around the 8th century, when it changed from Dumnonia Latin to Defenascir. Dartmoor is thought to have been occupied by Mesolithic hunter-gatherer peoples from about BC. The Romans held the area under military occupation for around years.
Late Booking Holiday Special Offers About Wagland Farm Cottages Wagland Farm dates back to the 17th century and though it hasn’t been a working farm for many years we still keep a small number of domestic farm animals. We converted the stone barns into holiday cottages ourselves 10 years ago drawing on many years experience in timber framing and building restoration. We also reinstated an old spring water pipeline originating from an ancient spring on the farm to supply both holiday cottages with beautiful filtered water.
Green Holiday Cottages Our self catering holiday cottages are fitted with low energy lighting and modern low energy appliances and we also provide full recycling facilities. The holiday cottages are double glazed and insulated to a high standard against and all radiators are fitted with temperature controls.
Kingsbridge Holiday Cottages. Back to: Kingsbridge | Devon Holiday Cottages. Click on ‘More info’ to see more pictures and to check availability on any of our listed Kingsbridge cottages. Click ‘Add to favourites’ to store any of the Kingsbridge cottages for later viewing. Lower Collaton is an old traditional farmhouse dating back to the.
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Handpicked from the River Avon less than half a mile away, meaty molluscs are served with a mouth-watering array of sauces. Non-oyster fans can choose from other fish dishes, cooked to perfection. Oysters at this restaurant are handpicked from the nearby River Avon Address: Much of the produce comes from the kitchen gardens outside.
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In the Brittonic , Devon is known as Welsh: Dewnens, each meaning “deep valleys. Among the most common Devon placenames is -combe which derives from Brittonic cwm meaning ‘valley’ usually prefixed by the name of the possessor. William Camden , in his edition of Britannia, described Devon as being one part of an older, wider country that once included Cornwall: THAT region which, according to the Geographers, is the first of all Britaine, and, growing straiter still and narrower, shooteth out farthest into the West, [ One[ One erroneous theory is that the"shire” suffix is due to a mistake in the making of the original letters patent for the Duke of Devonshire , resident in Derbyshire.
However, there are references to"Defenascire” in Anglo-Saxon texts from before AD this would mean"Shire of the Devonians” ,  translates to modern English as “Devonshire”. The term Devonshire may have originated around the 8th century, when it changed from Dumnonia Latin to Defenascir. Dartmoor is thought to have been occupied by Mesolithic hunter-gatherer peoples from about BC.
The Romans held the area under military occupation for around years. Later, the area began to experience Saxon incursions from the east around AD, firstly as small bands of settlers along the coasts of Lyme Bay and southern estuaries and later as more organised bands pushing in from the east.
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Exeter has a delightful historic centre centred around the impressive Gothic cathedral. The county boasts both north and south coasts, with resorts like Ilfracombe in the north and Torquay in the south. Devon is also famous for its delicious cream teas – and pasties!
Northumberland Coast This bright, wild, lonely coast sweeps along some of Britain’s finest beaches and is internationally noted for its wildlife. Soft sandstone and limestone rocks dipping gently as a plain to the sea make this essentially a low-lying coast with long views. Open miles of beach are backed in places by extensive sand dunes and the AONB takes in the island of Lindisfarne and its treacherous intertidal flats, as well as the numerous small islands and rocks of the Farne Islands further out from the coast.
Where the coastline is broken by the Whin Sill, ancient black basalt meets the sea in low headlands and rocky coves, dramatic setting for Bamburgh and Dunstanburgh Castles and shelter for working harbours such as Craster. Much of the coast is owned or managed by conservation organisations and includes many Sites of Special Scientific Interest. The dunes, marshes and mud-flats of the Lindisfarne National Nature Reserve are one of the best sites in Europe for waders and waterfowl and offshore, the Farne Islands are a protected seabird sanctuary.
The AONB’s dune systems are a particularly fine example of this fragile habitat. The local rural economy is based on mixed arable farming, livestock fattening and dairying together with fishing. The AONB, with a population of 12, , includes small ports such as Seahouses and Alnmouth and some of Britain’s last inshore fleets sail from its harbours. Tourism is an important supplement to the local economy.
Although the coast is less intensively used than most, it attracts many peak period visitors, both as a holiday destination and as a day trip from nearby towns and Tyneside.
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Dating back to , Ranscombe Manor is set in private grounds surrounded by 32 acres of fields, woods and countryside. Guests can also enjoy the garden. The Manor House is km from Kingsbridge, while the nearest beach is at Slapton, km away.
A parliamentary report of recorded parish workhouses in operation at Kingsbridge for up to 20 inmates , East Allington 20 , West Alvington 30 , Aveton Gifford 40 , Bigbury 20 , Blackawton 34 , Loddiswell 25 , Malborough 28 , Ringmore 20 , and Thurlestone A house dating from on Brook Street in Slapton was used as the parish’s workhouse. Slapton’s former workhouse on Brook Street, In Thurlestone, a poorhouse once operated in a row of cottages at Church Street.
Church Street cottages in Thurlestone, In South Milton, Shute Cottages are believed to have once housed the parish poorhouse. The building, which dates back to the 16th century, is very characteristic of the area. Shute cottages in South Milton, Its operation was overseen by an elected Board of Guardians, 41 in number, representing its 26 constituent parishes as listed below figures in brackets indicate numbers of Guardians if more than one: The population falling within the Union at the census had been 20, with its parishes ranging in size from from Buckland Toutsaints population 46 to Modbury 2, and Kingsbridge itself 1, The Kingsbridge Union workhouse was built in at the west of Kingsbridge.
It was designed by Thomas Ponsford who was also the architect of the Totnes Union workhouse. The Kingsbridge design was based on the popular square design by Sampson Kempthorne published by the Commissioners in The workhouse location and layout are shown on the map below.
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If you prefer to stay closer to home, the area on your doorstep is a dog walker’s Chestnut Cottage – ; Slapton Cottage Code: Cloverwell – ; Nr Kingsbridge Cottage Code: ROOM A delightful open plan, light and sunny area with high vaulted ceiling and attractive wooden cross beams. The recently refurbished and well-equipped Shaker-style kitchen area has f Hot water by immersion heater.
A phenomenal country pile dating from , set in 35 acres of lush South Devon countryside, with beautiful grounds, orchards, a stream, a small lake and formal gardens. Ranscombe Manor – Phenomenal 15th c. manor in Kingsbridge, Devon.
Brilliant holiday loved property and will definitely revisit September Yes, we once again thoroughly enjoyed our visit 2nd time. We will be back next year. September We enjoyed our stay very much in spite of the weather. The locals are really friendly. July July May We had a very enjoyable stay at solstice, couldn’t fault the cottage, would just like to order nice weather for next time September If you want a quiet and relaxing holiday with good access to most places of interest in the South Hams area, the village of Blackawton is the ideal place to stay.
June This is our first experience of dealing with Toad Hall Cottages. Communication has been excellent, efficient, friendly and very accommodating. The accommodation is of a high standard with modern facilities and equipment. Clear and detailed instructions are made available for the guests plus a re-assurance that all the safety checks for rented properties have been made and are up to date.