#GrandDesigns

We celebrated the end of the 2 storms with a stroll around from Saunton Beach towards Croyde. It definitely blew away the cobwebs! In the bottom picture you can just about see the Hartland headland which is where Coastal Cabins is located!

Along the way we stumbled upon this breathtaking house. Did anyone watch the Grand Designs episode that featured this building? It was one i’ll definitely never forget. So sad to see that many years later it still hasn’t been finished.

Anyone with very deep pockets fancy a project?

#granddesigns #sauntonbeach #sauntontocroyde #stormsaregone#stillabitwindy #getoutside #fancyaproject #lovedevon

 
 

A trip to The Big Sheep 🐑

We finally made it out of the house! The pre-child me would have fully embraced the idea of a whole weekend at home reading the Sunday Times and eating takeaway. However with a 3 year old, Storm Dennis is very different thing.

Today we braved the weather and made it out of the house to visit The Big Sheep. With the promise of baby sheep and soft play it wasn’t exactly a hard sell. The lamb in this video was 5 minutes old!

CLICK HERE TO SEE A SUPER CUTE LAMB

Next stop is the on-site gin distillery 👍🤪

Book a holiday at Coastal Cabins Glamping this Easter and the first 5 bookings will get FREE entry to The Big Sheep 🐑 for all the family!

www.coastal-cabins.com

 
 

GIVEAWAY Win a Holiday!

We have teamed up with The Times no.1 bestselling author @theunmumsymum on Instagram to offer one lucky family a holiday at Coastal Cabins!

Win a glamping break at @coastalcabins in North Devon worth £535. Choose either a 3-night weekend break, or a 4-night mid week stay in a Quirky Coastal Cabin for up to 4 people.

The cabins are set in a stunning location just over a mile from the beautiful beaches and coastline of North Devon. Cook up a feast in the indoor BBQ cabin, try your hand at fishing in the on-site lake, or book a babysitter and relax in the ‘Wild Spa’ hot tub area. The Cabins are family-friendly with comfy Kingsize beds for the grown ups and bunk beds for the kids. The cabins come fully equipped with en-suite shower rooms, kitchenettes and your own private deck by the lake. Leave the baby paraphernalia at home and reserve a Baby Kit for use during your stay.

The winner will also get FREE entry to the award winning theme park @thebigsheepfamilyattraction. Just 20 mins drive from Coastal Cabins, The Big Sheep offers a superb family day out, whatever the weather. Toddlers will love the soft play and meeting baby animals in the animal barn. Older kids will be desperate to try the Rampage Rollercoaster and Battlefield Live. As if that wasn’t enough, there’s an on site brewery and gin distillery.

How to enter:
– Entries must be made via Instagram via the Coastal Cabins Competition post on @theunmumsymum
– Comment on the Coastal Cabins GIVEAWAY post on the @unmumsymum page (duplicate comments won’t be counted so you only need to comment once)
– Make sure you are following @coastalcabins and @theunmumsymum
– Competition closes at 23:59 on Thursday 20 February

Terms and Conditions
– There is one prize available. 
– Prize in non-transferable, non-refundable and cannot be exchanged for any cash alternatives.
– Winner can choose either a mid week (Mon-Fri), or weekend (Fri-Mon) stay at Coastal Cabins Glamping.
– The stay can be taken in either the Mid or Low seasons (see website for more info) and must be taken between April 2020 and October 2020. 
– Cabins sleep a maximum of 2 adults plus 2 children. 
– Free family ticket to The Big Sheep must be used during your stay at Coastal Cabins. 
– Value of £535 is calculated as follows: 4 night midweek mid season stay in a Coastal Cabin is £475, entry to The Big Sheep for a family of 4 is £59.80. 
– The winner will be selected at random and announced on Friday 21 February
– This promotion is in no way associated with Instagram or Facebook. 

Good luck!!
#coastalcabinsglamping #thebigsheep #giveaway #staycation#winaholiday #devonbreak #northdevon #giveaway

 
 

Easter Treats @ Coastal Cabins Glamping

Stay at Coastal Cabins this Easter and you’ll be in for a real treat!

We have teamed up with the award winning family attraction The Big Sheep to offer 5 families FREE entrance!

Just 20 mins drive from Coastal Cabins, The Big Sheep offers a superb family day out, whatever the weather! Toddlers will love the soft play and meeting baby animals in the animal barn. Older kids will be desperate to try the Rampage Rollercoaster and Battlefield Live. Oh and we nearly forgot to mention there’s an on site brewery and gin distillery.

What’s more, on arrival in your cabin you’ll also find Easter eggs for the kids and a special treat for the grown ups too.

If that’s not quite enough of a chocolate fix then there’s also 30,000 chocolate eggs hidden around The Big Sheep to find too!

What are you waiting for – book now!

www.coastal-cabins.com

Terms and Conditions

* This offer is valid for new bookings only, made after 01/02/2020.
* This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer.
* This offer is valid for the first 5 bookings made for stays over the Easter holidays Friday 3rd April – Monday 20th April 2020 inclusive.
* Free Family Ticket to The Big Sheep is for 2 adults and 2 children and must be used during your stay at Coastal Cabins.

 
 

The Guardian – 10 of the best family-friendly places to stay in the UK

We are truly honoured to have been featured in this excellent article by Rachel Dixon for the The Guardian.

If you are looking to book an amazing family holiday then you must have a read of this:

https://www.theguardian.com/…/10-best-affordable-family-fri…

Coastal Cabins are in great company! I can also personally recommend Wimbleball Lake on Exmoor which isn’t too far from us. Nice to see that The Guardian are also fans of The BIG Sheep Family Attraction too – who doesn’t love a sheep race!?

 
 

Who knew January could be so good?

Well this weekend has been an absolute gem. Crisp sunny days full of sunshine and adventures.

You can’t beat North Devon in the summer time. In all honesty for a few years we used to escape every January in search of warmth! But it turns out that Winter in Devon has its special moments too.

We packed it in today – a visit to #instow and a yummy brunch @johnsdelidevon, followed by a trip to #croyde via the stunning views of #saunton and finishing up with a trip to the park and ice creams at @theoldcreamshop

 
 

Butchers Row – Food glorious food!

As the name would suggest Butchers Row @butchersrow is a street that used to house a whopping 33 local butchers shops.  

It was a thriving local shopping area, however the supermarkets moved in and one by one the butchers shops closed their doors permanently.  Fast forward 10 years or so and Butchers Row has been given a new lease of life.

The butchers are gone, but the food theme remains!  Every beautiful grade 2 listed unit is now occupied by local food makers.  

There’s a shop for every foodie craving: wood fired pizza @stonedfood, stunning cupcakes @thecupcakerybarnstaple, an asian feast @eatatblock, a local cheese board @southwestcheese, an artisan sarnie @ArtiSaniBarnstaple and so many more!

Take the super hot chilli challenge at the latest store to open @northdevonchillies!

This unique street can be found in the centre of the market town of Barnstaple.  Just a 30min drive from Coastal Cabins Glamping, Barnstaple is a great day out with plenty to keep all ages entertained.

Visit Butchers Row on your trip to Coastal Cabins.  Book here:

https://www.coastal-cabins.com/prices-availability/

#butchersrow #barnstaple #markettown #northdevon #devontowns #staycation #daytrip #stopoff #glamping #foodfest #foodieheaven #artisanfood #shoplocal #buylocal #plasticfree #visitdevon #stayindevon

 

 
 

Bath – the city of baths

I normally try and keep our local reviews well…local. Being a good 2.5 hours from Coastal Cabins, Bath is far from local. However technically Bath is still in the Westcountry so i’m squeezing this one in because Bath is BATH.

I love Bath. I lived there for my formative University years and it’s just so magical. In the winter it’s freezing, and in the summer it’s packed full of tourists – but despite this I just keep going back.
We managed a little break away and stayed @thebirdbath_ A truly bonkers and amazing hotel which I would highly recommend. With dinner at their sister hotel @no15gp Just LOOK at those toilets!

We only had 24 hours but managed to fit in the @bathskylineparkrun with lovely views across the city. Then across to @royalcrescent_hotel for afternoon tea followed by a few hours browsing the many inspirational interiors shops – check out @grahamandgreen , @OKA, @indiajanehome and @haydesign
Now i’m off to plan our next visit…

If you’re travelling down to Coastal Cabins Glamping from London or Midlands (or anywhere really!) then why not stop off in Bath on the way.

https://www.coastal-cabins.com/prices-availability/

 
 

Gift Certificates (20% off!)

Are you looking for the perfect Christmas gift for someone? Everyone knows at least one person who is really difficult to buy for. Maybe they already have everything they need! This is the perfect Christmas gift for those in search of something a bit different.

**To celebrate the introduction of our new Gift Certificates we are offering 20% off all Christmas Gift Certificates**

Gift Certificates can be for any value and are valid for 12 months from the date of purchase. All gift certificates are sent via email.

Contact us on info@coastal-cabins.com to BUY NOW.

Christmas Gift Certificates Terms and Conditions 

1. Gift Certificates are valid for 12 months from issue date. The booking and stay must be made within this time.

2. If the total value of your stay at a Coastal Cabins is greater than the Gift Card, the excess is the responsibility of the Gift Certificate holder.

3. If the total value of stay is less than the Gift Certificate, there will be no cash refund, but the difference will be reissued to you as a separate Gift Certificate.

4. Gift Certificates will be deducted from the total value of the stay at point of booking.

5. Costs associated with travel to and from the chosen place are the responsibilities of the Gift Certificate holder.

6. Bookings made with a Gift Certificate must be made directly with Coastal Cabins and not via any third party agencies.

7. Gift Certificates may only be redeemed once, cannot be exchanged for cash and are non-transferable and non-refundable.

8. Promotional Christmas Gift Certificates cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer.

9. Our promotional Christmas Gift Certificates campaign ends on 24 December 2019 at midday.

10. Gift Certificates are sent via email only.  Paper certificates are not available.

11. Terms & Conditions are subject to change.

 
 

Darts Farm – A Foodie Haven

If you are travelling south to Coastal Cabins Glamping then this is a slight detour, but well worth it!  

Just off the M5 near Exeter you’ll find the food lover’s haven of @dartsfarm.  The award winning farm shop is literally brimming with home grown veg, organic breads, local wines, artisan cheeses, meats (@dartsfarmbutchers) and so much more.  And of course there’s a cafe – a bloody good cafe!

But there’s more to @dartsfarm than seriously tasty food.  Under the same roof you can also browse luxury home and lifestyle products from brands like @AGAOfficial and @FiredEarth.  

It’s also the perfect stop off if the kids need to let off a bit of steam.  With a huge playground (free!) on site it was a welcome sight for my 3 year old.  The resident pigs, cows and llamas are worth a visit too! 

Darts Farm is 1.5 hours from Coastal Cabins Glamping, just outside the town of Topsham near Exeter.  It’s a great stop off en route, or part of a day trip to the Exeter area. 

Book a stay at Coastal Cabins today:

https://www.coastal-cabins.com/prices-availability/