We are delighted to say that we have been very busy this year even though we couldn't open until the middle of May. Since then we have welcomed many new guests and also many returning guests some of whom have visited us a few times already. It is always lovely when people leave and their parting words are 'see you again soon'!
The summer was lovely and it was great to see so many events including a much scaled back version of Folk Week but it should be a full festival in 2022 and the B&B is fully booked with everyone who joined us this year. We haven't experienced the event yet so we are looking forward to seeing a 'proper' Folk Week in 2022. The Red Arrows and the fireworks were also both fabulous on the August Bank Holiday weekend so fingers crossed for good weather and more events her in Sidmouth in 2022.
September and October were busy months and the weather remained very good and some days in October still felt like summer. With personal news of our own we were able to celebrate our wedding at the lovely Kennaway House at the end of September. The team there, alongside lots of other local companies, made the day very special for us but there was no time for a honeymoon until November when we did manage to get a way for a short break ourselves.
This year we re-opened in December for a month as a couple of our regular guests had said they would like to come to Sidmouth then. While it wasn't busy we do think we will consider opening again in December as the B&B had a lovely Christmassy feel to it which we really liked and I do love an excuse for dressing the B&B up in tinsel and ribbons, pine, holly and berries. And of course we made a delicious Christmas cake for sharing...
The late night shopping evening on the 3rd was lovely with street entertainers and an opportunity for a glass of mulled wine and some present buying and the new event Connaught at Christmas was quite spectacular. The gardens, which are always lovely, looked positively magical with their light show and some festive music alongside a craft fair open to all in the car park opposite. We also popped into Exeter to the Christmas market next to the Cathedral which was fabulous on a cold wintery evening (and an excuse for another glass of hot mulled wine!).
We are now closed and as we head into Christmas we are not sure what 2022 will bring but we hope the year will be a good one and we are currently planning to open on 2nd March for the 2022 season. We hope to see you all next year...
We would like to wish you all, past and future guests, a very Happy Christmas and we hope that 2022 is a happy one for you, your friends and your families.
Sally & Paul x