Trimstone News – April 2022

Dear Guest

Hello and a Happy Easter to you!  Well, the weather’s been not half bad and the gardens and countryside are bursting into life around us.  We’ve had some delightful new guests who have discovered us for the first time, pledging to return, so it’s lovely to meet these pre-season stayers!  Albert the peacock is displaying like mad and Gandalf, his White colleague is trying hard but he is only two and it takes them till they are four for the full works!

Well what wonderful news we’ve had!    North Devon, covering nineteen miles from Saunton to Croyde and Woolacombe and Lynmouth, has been awarded the Country’s first and only World Surfing Reserve award!  Did you see that all over the national news!  That’s a great accolade and we are alongside Malibu and places like that.  We are slap-bang in the middle, equidistant from the two boundaries and only two miles from Woolacombe, the best beach in the Country, so fantastically positioned for your stay.


The VAT rules have changed and inflation is running-away with itself but do you know what?  We haven’t changed our prices for anything, whether our accommodation or our breakfasts and cream teas.  We shall have to succumb to the pressure in the end but we’re clinging-on for now, so take advantage of that whilst you can!

Platinum Holiday

Don’t forget the Queen’s Platinum celebration week!  We still have some cottage space after late availability but don’t delay, as I assure you it won’t stand around waiting for long!  That is likely to be the busiest week for the hospitality trade for many years I assure you!  It is a special four day bank holiday weekend as well.  It starts the last week in May and the weekend is Thursday 2 June till Sunday, Whit week.

External Catering

We don’t serve evening meals anymore.  However, there are more and more take-away and delivery services springing-up all the time but if you wanted to arrange a special evening meal with us whilst you stay (probably for a minimum number to make it economic for you) then we can connect you to some guest chefs who will come along and do everything for you, in our Restaurant.

We are always delighted to recommended local, great local hostelries too so you only have to ask.

The Fastest Wi-Fi

Don’t forget we have the fastest Wi-Fi in the whole area, fully fibre-optic.  It is becoming so important and we know it is a special reason why people book with us.  We’re at a gigabyte per second!  We believe in free wifi. You need good internet, for entertainment – or for children and there are no restrictions on broadband width!

Wi-Fi and mobile signals nearby are still poor (check first before you stay elsewhere!) so no frustration here.

Booking Direct

Don’t forget too that if you book via our own helpful website then you will pay a lower price!  You cannot find a better price elsewhere regardless of what the agencies may say. Online travel agencies all take commission – some take loads but we give you up to 23% discount (depending on the length of stay, etc) simply by booking direct.  We want to give you the saving rather than paying commission so be wise!

Looking forward to meeting you sometime!  Enjoy this super weather and the beauty around about us meantime!

All good wishes.

Philip and Helen Milton