Welcome to Silver Cottage Bed and Breakfast
Matt and Sophie would like to welcome you to Silver Cottage Bed and Breakfast Braunton, an ideal location for surfing at Saunton, walking and cycling. Our family run B & B is a Grade II listed cottage with modern luxuries, set in a terraced garden and surrounded by woodland.
Good cheer to all and have a festive season.
Recently decorated, the cottage is looking fabulous and we are looking forward to a busy season ahead. The longer days and lighter evenings reassure us that spring is coming and we have made a few landscaping changes to the garden which can enjoy this summer. The bees and chickens have survived the recent cold snaps and will hopefully continue to provide.
Despite the varied weather this summer, we have had a very enjoyable season with a lot of our regular guests returning to see us. Our hard working little friends have also been busy, producing some delicious honey, which is truly one of natures sweetest gifts.
The garden produce, including sweetcorn had really surprised us. The butternut squash are turning beautiful autumnal colours and we can begin to feel a change in season.
The illuminations RHS Rosemoor were enchanting. An amazing spectacle of glittering silhouettes and sparkling shadows were followed by a gracious welcome in the restaurant. Hot, wholesome and homemade, the food served was simply delicious. Once again Rosemoor delivered in an understated and stylish fashion. Always worth a visit.
We are in the midsts of amazing summer weather, so hot that we are behaving as if we live abroad; watering the veg plot before breakfast and sitting in the shade on the swinging seat in the garden in the heat of the day. We’re so thrilled for our guests that they wake up to sun and the prospect of another day in the surf. We have just come home after taking Squires’ fish and chips down Saunton Beach, eating with our fingers and basking in the late hot sunshine. The kids went in the water, and then we watched the sunset, it really doesn’t get any better than this, but it’s good to remind yourself!
Silver Award 2015
As we write we are sitting in our cosy kitchen by the AGA as the heavy rain beats on the windows. The children are in front of the fire and we all had a super Christmas with our family, celebrating what has been our most successful year to date. The Bed and Breakfast continues to go from strength to strength, seeing many of our regular guests returning and a host of new visitors, which has been very exciting. Thank you to all who have stayed with us and kindly posted positive reviews on TripAdvisor, resulting in an award of Excellence, we also were very proud to be given the Silver Award for best B and B in North Devon by the North Devon Journal, a local paper regarded by many Devonian’s to be the fount of all knowledge!
All the seedlings that we have bought on in the green house are now young plants and are being planted out daily. The wisteria and clematis are stunning, and the foxgloves are beginning to flower. We have just re-queened the beehive which has been very successful, much to our relief and the new hens are laying every day!
Having spent over a month coordinating both ourselves and various workmen we are thrilled to announce that we have finished a refurbishment project of the B and B shower room. With every room thoroughly spring cleaned and fresh daffodils in vases we feel keen and eager for the new season ahead and to welcome you to Silver Cottage as soon as you are able to come.
Wishing all our guests and friends a happy and healthy 2015. We would like to let you know that whilst we will be closed for January so that we can carry out renovations to the cottage, we will be delighted to welcome you from February on-wards.
Looking forward to seeing you!
John and Jill recently stayed at Silver Cottage having just been married. John stayed with us several years ago whilst walking the South West Coastal Path with some of his friends and enjoyed it so much that he returned the following year with Jill. Since then, to our pleasure, they have been regular guests. Last Autumn whilst staying with us, John asked if we could provide an evening meal which we were delighted to do and asked if we would like to join them – we duly obliged and to our surprise John came to the table that evening with an enormous grin, clutching a bottle of delicious bubbly, having just proposed to Jill!
John and Jill were married in September this year and honeymooned with us before travelling south west into Cornwall.
Congratulations to you both and we wish you many happy years together.
We have been waiting all summer to taste our own honey and spotted our bees all over the garden and in the village (possibly ours). We have begun to close the two hives for winter and were able to take off two frames, which is just enough for our toast, and leave the rest for the bees.
Summer has arrived in full bloom at Silver Cottage. We were lucky enough to find the perfect roofers here in Braunton in Nathan Spice and his amazing team, Will and Marcus, who did a fantastic in re roofing Silver Cottage in the Spring. We are thrilled with the quality of the workmanship, and that we were also were able to give the whole house a face lift whilst the scaffolding was up.
The garden is looking fantastic, full of new veggies and flowers, and our lastest news is that we have been able to establish two new hives of bees, which sit happily to the side of the chicken run. Life is good here and we look forward to a busy summer.
Picking one of the few sunny mornings, we ventured off for a Spring walk from the Hunters Inn to Heddons Mouth on the North Devon Coast. The well used footpath takes you though a rugged seculded valley just within the boundaries of the Exmoor National Park which follows the Heddon River to the coast. The walk begins at the splendid Hunters Inn and follows the rushing water where the only sounds are birdsong and the voices of excited children. A mile later we reached the tiny bay and the sea. Lunch back at the pub was a perfect finish to an exhilirating and spectacular walk. We recomend this as an ideal excursion.