Following hot on the heels of last week's Visit England Glamping Accreditation Gold Award for our other accommodation business Blackdown Yurts, we are thrilled to announce that Halsbeer Farm has been recognised by Tripadvisor as a 2022 Traveller's Choice award winner. This award celebrates businesses that have received great traveller reviews on Tripadvisor over the last 12 months. It means that we are considered among the top 10% of visitor accommodation worldwide! How fantastic is that?
I spent a happy few hours while on holiday myself in Cornwall over the Easter break browsing our Tripadvisor reviews from the last year. It really is great to know that our guests enjoy our accommodation and facilities so much. Read on to see a few quotes from the most recent reviews. Thanks to everyone who takes the time to leave a review after their trip, it really does make a difference to us, it's because of your great reviews that we've won this award. Thank you.
With the approach of February half term my mind begins to turn to the next school holiday in April. The Easter holidays will soon be upon us so I thought it might be helpful to give a run down of remaining availability for April in our self-catering holiday accommodation in beautiful Mid-Devon. (Other months are available too!)
Our Devon holiday cottages provide a home-from-home experience with the added benefit of a heated indoor swimming pool, games room and light and bright conservatory for all of our guests to use. Situated in a secluded, rural valley in the Blackdown Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Our daughter turned 13 this month, I was the same age in 1991 and I clearly remember my father sitting down to complete our family’s census return that year. He explained to me that they happen every ten years and that they are really important. I’ve always carried that with me and I actually get a thrill out of completing our census form. I understand that the government needs information about the current demographic of our country’s population to plan for future development and provision of services, but for me the real beauty of the census is that it helps to unlock the past...
When we moved to Halsbeer Farm (five years ago on 21st March) I was initially too busy to give much thought to the previous inhabitants of the farmstead. I knew from the previous owners that there may have been a Domesday manor on the site and that the current house was believed to date from the 1600s but beyond that I had no idea about its history and that of its former occupants. As with most research these days I started googling not just Halsbeer but also its alternative spellings of Halsbeare, Halsbear and Halsbere. I started turning up some interesting things and soon got into census records via Find My Past.