Honey

Great excitement with the bees at the Spinney. The second hive looked very quiet for a couple of weeks then activity began to build up. Late last week it appeared both new queens mated so now we have two active hives.   Today we began to get the honey off the first hive. I am […]

Two bee or not two bee (hives)

There has been a bit of excitement with The Spinney bees. I was staring out the window last week when I heard a loud buzzing sound and a swarm of bees flew past. Being slightly slow, I thought it was interesting and then later asked Terry the bee man if it was important. He arrived […]

July 2019

As summer is finally starting, the grapes in the conservatory are beginning to ripen, causing a lot of discussion. My tiny lemon tree has got so excited by this display it has put forward a couple of buds of its own however I think it is a little young to produce fruit and I will […]

June 2019

It has been a busy month. The bees seem to have settled and Terry the apiarist thinks we should get a few pots of honey by the end of the summer. I will be serving it with the Oaty Pancake Stack if you want to come and try it. There have certainly been an abundance […]

May 2019 – Bees

  Summer has been a little indecisive about whether it should come or not. The plants are all changing beautifully, leaves are out on the trees, the magnolia at the front had a magnificent display of flowers and has now contented itself with some lovely lime green leaves which will no doubt darken up when […]

March 2019

As you might have seen on Facebook, it’s been an amazing week at The Spinney! It started out with The Spinney receiving a visit from the AA on Pancake Day. This went really well- the stay was rated 4-stars overall, but more importantly, I was given a breakfast award thanks to the locally sourced sausages, […]

February 2019 (2)

The Spinney has just been awarded a Bronze award with Green tourism. There are a number of things I have been doing to improve sustainability of the The Spinney. Any suggestions you have when you come and stay are more than welcome. I have managed to get most of the breakfast from local suppliers. The […]

February 2019

There are signs of spring in Shirwell, with the first flowers of the year starting to peek above the ground. Now that we’ve got through the New Year, the snow drops have started to grow and the woodland at the bottom of the garden looks a treat. With the branches of the trees above, their […]

January 2019

Happy New Year! As 2019 dawns on Devon’s green vales, something is brewing in the village of Shirwell. After 7 years of owning and running The Spinney, Jo and David have taken their leave to find further fields, equipped with a burning wanderlust, and a fully equipped Hymer campervan, they leave with the best wishes […]

test message
B&B North Devon Devon  Free Wifi
gallery
gallery
Trip Advisor - The Spinney B&B


Guest Comments

The rooms, breakfast and hospitality was outstanding
Nothing was too much trouble, really went the extra mile