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Be inspired for your next stay, spa experience, or restaurant visit, and take a look at our latest guides for must-sees, hidden treasures, and local events. 

Directors Matthew and Matthew holding Room 2 Reward sign

Give Something Away Day

Published on15 July 2024
National Give Something Away Day, is the perfect moment for us to reflect on everything we do to help give back to our community. At our core, our business is not just about transactions; it's about making a positive impact on the world around us.
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6 things you can only do in North Devon

Published on5 July 2024
When you stay at one of our North Devon hotels, you’re perfectly positioned to explore all the treasures this enchanting region has to offer. We've put together a list of 6 things you can only do in North Devon.
Rose at Carlyon Bay Hotel showing ring

Staff News - June 2024

Published on26 June 2024
As we're halfway through 2024, we thought it would be a lovely time to round up the last few months of staff news. From promotions and apprenticeships to babies and promotions, it's been a busy few months across The Brend Collection.
Couple relaxing on sofa by indoor pool

The Victoria Hotel Source Spa is Now OPEN!

Published on29 May 2024
The Victoria Hotel Source Spa is OPEN. After 6 months of construction, we're delighted to say we're now open. Read all about our new facilities here.
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Journey South West this Summer

Published on16 May 2024
One of the greatest advantages of choosing Devon and Cornwall for your summer getaway is the ease of travel. Forget the hassle of airport security and lengthy flight delays. Pack your bags and discover what delights await you in Devon and Cornwall...
Brend Collection Head Office staff at the starting point of the Nightwalk

Hospice Nightwalk 2024

Published on13 May 2024
On Saturday 11th May, our head office team embarked on a 10-mile walk from Bideford to Barnstaple, in a heartfelt show of support for the North Devon Hospice Nightwalk. Choosing to be the headline sponsor for this exceptional event was a straightforward decision, given our ongoing support for the North Devon Hospice.
A couple walking down a rocky hill on a countryside hike

Explore the gems of North Devon & Cornwall

Published on23 April 2024
North Devon and Cornwall are renowned for their breathtaking coastlines, picturesque villages and rich history. But beyond the well-trodden paths lie gems waiting to be discovered, offering a glimpse into the unique beauty of the South West.
English Tourism Week 2024

Explore Devon & Cornwall during English Tourism Week

Published on15 March 2024
As English Tourism Week approaches, there's no better time to delve into the rich tapestry of attractions that adorn our county's landscape. We're excited to shine a spotlight on the award-winning attractions in the region and celebrate the abundance of local treasures awaiting exploration in Devon and Cornwall during the week.
Boats mored at Lynmouth Harbour at sunset

Must Visit Towns / Villages in Devon & Cornwall

Published on14 March 2024
From ancient villages steeped in history to quaint maritime settlements and bustling tourist hotspots, there's something to captivate every traveller. At the Brend Collection, we're passionate about showcasing the best of our beloved region and encouraging visitors to experience its diverse locations.
Two young children walking down the path to the beach

Family Friendly Attractions in Devon & Cornwall

Published on13 March 2024
While visiting Devon and Cornwall, you'll be spoiled for choice with an array of family-friendly attractions to enjoy. Whether you're seeking thrilling adventures at theme parks or educational outings, there's something for every member of the family.
Castle Beach, Falmouth

Must Visit Beaches in Devon & Cornwall

Published on12 March 2024
Devon and Cornwall's beaches are a mesmerising tapestry of coastal wonders, each offering a captivating experience. Find out the must-visit beaches to visit during your staycation to the South West.
Caerhays Castle Spring Gardens

Must Visit Gardens in Devon & Cornwall

Published on10 March 2024
Devon and Cornwall boast some of England's most magnificent gardens, each steeped in history and showcasing a diverse array of plant species from around the globe. From majestic landscapes to tranquil surroundings, these regions offer a paradise for garden enthusiasts.
Directors Matthew and Matthew holding Room 2 Reward sign

Room to Reward Partners

Published on4 March 2024
We're thrilled to join Room to Reward unique charity, who donates unsold rooms to volunteers in the charity sector.
flowers with Saunton Beach in the background

6 Reasons visitors return to Devon & Cornwall

Published on1 March 2024
In the tapestry of British landscapes, Cornwall and Devon stand out as gems glittering with natural beauty, cultural richness, and a distinct charm that captivates the hearts of travellers worldwide. Discover the hold this region has over visitors and why they continue to visit time and again.
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A Remarkable Culinary Journey

Published on28 February 2024
Meet Andreia, Head of Pastry at Saunton Sands Hotel. After devoting more than six years to crafting desserts at Saunton Sands Hotel, she shares her culinary journey with us.
North Devon Hospice Nightwalk, Headline Sponsor - Brend Collection.

North Devon Hospice Night Walk

Published on14 February 2024
The Brend Collection proudly serves as the headline sponsor for the North Devon Hospice Nightwalk, a vital event supporting individuals affected by life-limiting illnesses, predominantly women. This inclusive event, open to women and girls aged 11+, invites everyone to make a difference.

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