Christmas and New Year 2019

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! The most wonderful time of the year. A time for family, friends, festivities, and a whole lot of fun. But, most importantly, it’s a time to relax, take it easy and reduce some of those stress levels.   Our guests had a wonderful time at the Manor and left glowing […]

An English Country Wedding

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Prepare to fall head over heels (and down a rabbit hole) with this English countryside wedding,  Rustic, Vintage and Homemade. Georgina our daughter and her partner Tim chose to get married in the local village church of Atherington and hold their reception at the family home here at Boreat Barton.   The beautiful garden with it […]

Barn Owl Heaven

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We have turned a couple of acres of paddock over to rough native grassland and created a wildflower meadow.    The grass is not cut in places and dies back in the Autumn forming a ‘litter layer’ in the following Spring fresh green grass grows up through this layer.    The ideal habitat for voles, […]

What Makes A North Devon Family Holiday Special?

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Here are just a few things that make North Devon a special holiday destination for those of you who want a staycation with the family. It’s the perfect playground for doing what you love. Be it spending time with the family,  surfing, cycling or simply walking the dog, eating out or celebrating with friends North […]

Looking After the Countryside

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Boreat Manor is now a small holding of some 7 acres surrounded by 100 acres of farmland.   Over the last 3 years we have reinstated the ancient silted up and overgrown ponds in the meadows to create a haven for wildlife.  The ponds are now establishing themselves and the marginal planting has began to surround […]

Hot Summer, Horses & Water

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The beautiful long hot summer of 2018 posed some problems for us at Boreat Manor.   The natural water trough in the big paddock dried up completely for the first time in living memory.   We had to find a cost effective solution that did not involve carrying water from the house to the field resulting in […]

Romantic Valentine’s Day Short Break

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Escape to Beautiful North Devon – Valentine’s Day creeps up on us every year and for those looking for a little rest and relaxation Devon is a beautiful location for a romantic break.  Ice creams, cream teas, walks along the rugged coastline with stunning views, take a leisurely stroll across beautiful Exmoor or Dartmoor.  With […]

Halloween 2016 at Boreat Manor

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Treat yourself and the kids to a Halloween themed break at Boreat Manor. The house will be suitably decorated and we will supply the pumpkins for the kids. There is certainly plenty of room for a large family group. Shut the door on the cold autumn nights and gather round the wood burning stove for […]

Halloween At Boreat Manor

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There is plenty of room for a Halloween celebration at Boreat Manor and why not join us next year for a family Halloween themed break.  Shut the door on the cold autumn night and gather round the wood burning stove in the large medieval lounge for Halloween games and scary stories.   Boreat Manor has a […]

Luxury Honeymoon Accommodation

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Our Special Honeymoon package gives the Bride and Groom exclusive use of Boreat Manor Farmhouse.   The whole Manor House and grounds all to yourselves.    This lovely old Barton Manor Farmhouse with stunning views over the Devonshire Dales is a lovely rural retreat for total escapism and relaxation.  You can look forward to long dreamy days […]