All posts by: "Ben Kester"

Half-Price August!

Dear Trimstone Manor Friend A happy summer to you!  Whilst of course the pandemic is still very much there and we are all acting wisely and taking precautions, it is lovely to be busy in the Hotel and Cottages again and to have all our facilities available and being enjoyed by sensible guests.  We have

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Our New Website

Dear Trimstone Manor Friend Phew! We have enjoyed one of the busiest booking days for the cottages since we arrived here!  There is very little self-catering left for the summer now and it is the case wherever you search.  However, we still receive random enquiries for groups of thirty or forty for the height of

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Availability

Dear Trimstone Manor Friend Well, the sort-of green light has been given to allow hospitality businesses to reopen on 4 July!  Yippee – you can plan your holiday and we can plan having you! Of course, what does that mean?  First of all, there are still rules and regulations to which we all have to

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When Can You Holiday?

Dear Trimstone Manor Friend I hope that you have been keeping safe during these surreal times and when the tragedy of so many friends and families having passed-away is there as a shadow behind us all.  However, there is a light at the end of the tunnel now and that’s good news! WHEN CAN YOU

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Spring Is Upon Us

Dear Trimstone Manor Friend Spring is upon us and the clocks have moved forward, the nights are lighter and the sunsets are a joy.  It reminds us that summer is on its way, the sunshine, warmth, and more colour in our gardens.  With that in mind we must stay positive and especially at the time

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Perspective

Dear Trimstone Manor Friend Things are changing daily. Just after I penned the last message and it went out a few days later, new measures were introduced. We don’t want to be joining the irresponsible in this crisis and the Government package announced last Friday allows the hospitality trade some respite in the face on

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Ilfracombe in Bloom

Dear Trimstone Manor Friend Well.  What an awful time to be writing.  However, I am going to start with two positive points.  The first is that it seems spring has arrived.  Nature is in action and it is lovely to see life ‘beginning’ again here at Trimstone, totally unaffected by the turbulence affecting us all. 

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Happy New Year

Dear Trimstone Manor Friend Happy New Year!  Let us hope that we can all enjoy a more settled time now and an opportunity too to enjoy some R&R in some of our favourite holiday destinations – including Trimstone of course! First though, I am sorry to say that we have some bad news.  Just after

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Happy Christmas

Dear Trimstone Manor Friend HAPPY CHRISTMAS Well it is that time of the year again to wish you the very best for a lovely Christmas!  We have purposefully kept things quite quiet in the Hotel this year for the Christmas time so we can do a big spring clean as well as check each cottage

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Going Nuts About Trimstone!

Dear Trimstone Manor Friend I hope that you are having a lovely autumn!  It is a super day as I write this and what a lovely half-term week as well to enjoy all that North Devon still has to offer!  Yes, we’re open and have some guests. The Pool is beautiful and warm as ever

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