Making Memories

Simon and Julia Hawthorne have recently arrived as the new managers at Pickwell Manor, and this is what they have to say -

 For the last 30 years, our home has been the Derbyshire village of Whaley Bridge, and so North Devon is quite a change - but what a change. We have had some fabulous weather for February and splendid Camelia's adorn almost every garden, and the daffodils are already in full bloom. We are going to enjoy the climate.

We have loved exploring the magnificent Putsborough beach - arguably one of Britain's finest, with its huge breakers, so loved by the surfing community. A short drive away we have discovered Lee Bay, hosting a multitude of rock pools at low tide, evoking so many childhood memories as they reveal their hoard of seaside treasure.


Our first walk along the headland at Morte Point boasted stunning views along the coastline and across the ocean to Lundy Island - then followed by an excellent Carvery dinner at the Chichester Arms at Morthoe. We feel very blessed.

Perhaps though, it is the people that make Pickwell so special, and the warmest of welcomes we have received will also always be extended to you. 

If you are able to come - as repeat guests or for the first time - you will find many old friends and some new. Along with new accommodation in the form of our superb and romantic tree houses and magnificent apartment - Grace. Both Amity and Grace are now dog friendly so your pet can enjoy your holiday too.

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And new for 2019 - Can you imagine celebrating New Year in this amazing place. Well now you can make a Group Booking and bring in the New Year in style.
Phone Julia for details on 01271 890110 or e-mail

Holly, Ben, Tilly and Thea are leaving us at the end of March to start their own new adventure. They would like to say a huge thank you to all the guests over the last 3 years who have made their time here so special. Please do say hello if you bump into them on the beach or in the local pub! We wish them every success and happiness.

We so look forward to meeting you and sharing this special place,  Simon and Julia

We so look forward to meeting you and sharing this special place,

Simon and Julia