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On this page, you can find all of our latest news and our latest blog articles. Perfect for staying up to date with the Brend Collection.

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. 

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Journey South West this Summer
Published on 16 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...
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Explore the gems of North Devon & Cornwall
Published on 23 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.
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Explore Devon & Cornwall during English Tourism Week
Published on 15 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.
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Must Visit Towns / Villages in Devon & Cornwall
Published on 14 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.
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Family Friendly Attractions in Devon & Cornwall
Published on 13 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.
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Must Visit Beaches in Devon & Cornwall
Published on 12 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.
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Must Visit Gardens in Devon & Cornwall
Published on 10 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.
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Room to Reward Partners
Published on 4 March 2024
We're thrilled to join Room to Reward unique charity, who donates unsold rooms to volunteers in the charity sector.
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6 Reasons visitors return to Devon & Cornwall
Published on 1 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 on 28 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.
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North Devon Hospice Night Walk
Published on 14 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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62 The Bank is awarded AA Rosette
Published on 21 December 2023
We’re thrilled to announce that for the first time in its long history as Barnstaple’s bustling bistro, 62 The Bank has been awarded an AA Rosette for culinary excellence following a recent inspection.
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A year in review: Brend Collection Highlights 2023
Published on 14 December 2023
OUR 2023 HIGHLIGHTS: This year marked a significant milestone for our company. To reflect our transformation from a hotelier over the years, we made the decision to rebrand ourselves as the Brend Collection and also gave our logo a fresh update. Alongside this rebranding effort, we saw the...
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Staff News - December 2023
Published on 14 December 2023
As the year draws to a close, we are delighted to share with you the latest staff news from our 11 hotels within the Brend Collection. It has been a year filled with exciting developments for our dedicated team members. From well-deserved promotions to joyous personal announcements.
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Why Book Early with Brend Collection?
Published on 13 December 2023
We understand the importance of planning ahead and that is why when you book early at one of the Brend Collection hotels you can receive exclusive perks.
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Saunton Source Spa & Wellness Wins AA Best UK Spa Award
Published on 5 December 2023
We are overjoyed to share the wonderful news that Saunton Sands Hotel's Source Spa and Wellness has been awarded the prestigious AA Best UK Spa Award. This esteemed recognition is a reflection of our unwavering dedication to excellence in spa and wellness services.

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