The Beach House already has 8 weeks booked for the 2022 season! Since taking over our holiday cottages in 2015 we’ve never seen this level of advance bookings so far ahead (and long may it continue!). The news is full of people missing out on booking holidays in Devon and Cornwall this year, however they are going to have to think about 2022 soon…….
We re-opened (again) on Monday 12th April and had our first changeover for a while last Saturday. We were a bit out of practise having only been open five months out of the last twelve. I realised at 5pm that one of the cottages didn’t have the jam and clotted cream for the scones, and one of the dishwasher dispensers broke, but apart from that we got through it. I’d forgotten how long it takes to sanitise all the touch points in the cottages – it’s amazing just how many there are, even in the one bed.
The weather last week was sunny and this is set to stay for the next couple of weeks. The tulips are looking beautiful and are some of my favourite flowers. I had a tulip bouquet when Barry and I got our act together and finally got married in 2014. I ordered two bouquets of 12 red tulips for our daughter and myself, and 5 for the buttonholes, a week before the wedding. The grand total was £46.50 and the lady who sat next to me couldn’t believe it when she overheard me ordering them just a week before. Every time the tulips appear in April it makes me remember what a wonderful day we had.
Everywhere is starting to re-open around us which is wonderful to see. The Donkey Sanctuary are opening next month and we’re looking forward to eating inside a pub or restaurant from the 17th May. We hope that our fellow business owners in hospitality can start to earn some much needed funds during the season and beyond.
Our view is that the season will extend into October and November like it did in 2020. If you’re thinking of a Devon October break don’t delay as you might miss out. Here’s the availability we have left –
The Beach House – week of the 23rd October
The Seaside Inn – week of the 16th October
The Boat Shed – weeks of the 9th, 16th and 23rd October