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July 26, 2010

Eggs-centric

fresh_laid_eggs.jpg Our hens have been laying eggs as though they were going out of fashion - at least the blue ones! I recently heard that blue eggs are all the rage up in the big smoke and people have been known to pay an astonishing £2.00 for 6!!

If you come to stay at Catsheys bed and breakfast here in North Devon, we'll feed you lots of blue freshly laid organic free range eggs from our Legbar hens who lay one each every day.

When you break open a fresh boiled egg for breakfast you'll find its got the yellowest yolk you may have ever seen. And our Victoria Sandwich cake with home made Lemon Curd is the yellowest cake with bright yellow lemon curd - due to the gorgeous yellow yolks. That's because our hens eat lots of green grass while they browse about the garden.

If the thought of our delicious eggs has got you thinking of coming to stay, make it quick because sometime soon they will decide they've had enough of laying and demand a rest for a while!

July 21, 2010

Fantastic furniture at RHS Rosemoor

garden_chair.jpgThe Devon Furniture Makers Association, of which my husband David is a member, were invited by RHS Rosemoor to participate in the exhibition 'William Morris - Inspired by Nature' which runs through to August 30th.

The exhibition showcases the work and style of William Morris and features some of his original drawings and woodcuts together with beautiful fabric and wallpapers. The Devon Furniture Makers are exhibiting some pieces which complement the original Arts and Crafts work, in three groups, changing each month.

David's work is currently on display there plus the work of some other talented craftsmen. Don't miss it!

RHS Rosemoor is at Great Torrington in North Devon EX38 8PH. The exhibition and gardens are open every day 10am to 6pm.

For more information visit the RHS Rosemoor website www.rhs.org.uk/rosemoor and the Devon Furniture Makers website www.devonfurnituremakers.org.uk.

For more information about David's furniture and to find out how to commission a piece of unique furniture from him just visit his website www.davidamesstudio.co.uk.

July 18, 2010

Talented art show - thegallery@360°

art_gallery.jpgThe Gallery @ 360° is currently hosting an exhibition curated by Taz Pollard featuring some of the best new talent emerging from art schools in the South West of England.

The exhibition includes works by painter Kim Bailey, sculptor John Crush, Elizabeth Early paintings, ceramics by Rosalind Ford and Katy Goldswain, paintings by Gill Jones, Michael Russell and ceramicist Sue Schmarsel.

The exhibition continues until Sunday 8th August and is open Wednesday to Sunday 10.30 am to 5.30 pm.

Well worth a visit if you're in the area.

For information about the gallery and to find out more about the artists featured go to thegallery@360° website or get in touch with jon@360trust.org or Tel: 01598 760658

July 09, 2010

Special Offer ...

blog_offers.jpgTo celebrate the launch of our new website, we're making you a fantastic offer:

Stay any two nights and get a third night at half the full room price. Offer applies to weekends as well as weekdays, but does not apply to bank holiday weekends.

To find out more about our special weekend offer please contact us on 01769 550580 or email us at rooms@catsheys.co.uk.

Offer ends 31 August 2010.

July 07, 2010

Fabulous reviews on Tripadvisor

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We're chuffed to bits with the reviews our guests post on Trip Advisor and we've just received another glowing review. So far we have a 100% satisfaction rating from all of our reviews, which we're really delighted about!

If you'd like to read the reviews just click here.

If you'd like to post a review yourself, please don't hesitate, we'd love you to - just click here!

July 06, 2010

Sweet peas

devon_sweet_peas.jpgThe sweet peas are in full bloom now and we can't pick them quick enough. If you have sweet peas in the garden don't hesitate to go out and pick as many as you can. The more you pick the more you'll get.

We put them in jugs and vases thoughout the house. The scent and colours add a sumptious luxury to the bed and breakfast rooms and the scent of sweet peas wafts about the place in waves as the summer breezes drift in and out of the house.

Romansleigh : South Molton : Devon : EX36 4JW : +44 (0) 1769 550580