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By flintstonescottage, Jan 18 2015 06:36PM
Beavers are now regularly spotted swimming in the River Otter which flows through the small town of Ottery St. Mary and on to Otterton and finally out to the sea at Budleigh Salterton. It is only about a 20 or 25 minute drive from Flintstones Cottage to Otterton and Budleigh and both these places are well worth a visit. (Even before the beavers took up residence!) The mill at Otterton is a popular tourist attraction and has a lovely restaurant and tea room. and from here you can walk along the banks of the Otter into Budleigh.
Defra, the environment ministry, is considering declaring the beavers "natives" subject to a study being carried out on their "integration with other land uses". If this proves to be positive then the beaver would become a native protected species.
By flintstonescottage, Jan 12 2015 03:22PM
Visitors staying at Flintstones Cottage in Seaton were able to travel the few miles along the coast to watch the "Lyme Lunge" on New Year's day. This event takes place on New Year's Day each year at Lyme Regis but this time as well as dozens of swimmers in fancy dress there were also many swimmers dressed as "brides and wedding guests"! A local couple who were recently married persuaded many of their wedding guests to join them in the charity swim and to dress up in wedding attire to add to the fun! There were hundreds of spectators watching and cheering the swimmers on and over £2,000 was raised for the RNLI.
By flintstonescottage, Jan 12 2015 03:21PM
At Charmouth beach, just a few miles along the coast from Flintstones Cottage in Seaton,
there was a Christmas Day Swim with a difference! Dozens of brave swimmers, all dressed in fancy dress costumes, plunged into the sea to raise cash for the RNLI.
Hundreds of spectators cheered the swimmers on and generously donated cash for the RNLI. Volunteer lifeboat crews from Lyme Regis,all wearing Santa hats, were on duty to make sure all the swimmers were safe in the chilly water and more than £1,600 was raised. We hope they had a nice warm fireplace to sit next to when they get out!
By flintstonescottage, Jan 12 2015 03:19PM
Two world war 2 veterans who live in Seaton near to Flintstones cottage have been honoured by the Russian Government for his bravery. Frank Scanlon and George Langridge, now aged in their 90's, were part of the Arctic Convoys that defied German U-boat attacks and fighter planes to deliver vital supplies to the Soviet Union in Northern Russia. More than 3,000 British sailors and airmen died during the campaign that was called "the worst journey in the world ", by Sir Winston Churchill. A member of the Russian Embassy staff presented Frank and George with the Ushakov medals at a ceremony that took place in Exeter during December. "It is important to salute you for the courage and bravery shown 70 years ago." said Sergy Nalobin the Russian Counsellor.
By flintstonescottage, Dec 17 2014 09:17AM
This Saturday, (13th December), visitors at Flintstones Cottage will be able to step back in time as Seaton will become "Victorian" for the day!
Actually the Christmas Artisan Market will be taking place with Scrooge, Queen Victoria, Mary Poppins and friends, plus Seaton Tramway elves all mingling amongst the crowds of visitors.
There will be free workshops to learn how to make Christmas garlands and lots of other activities, including carol singing from Seaton Primary School Choir and competitions to win tram trips to see Santa! The main events will take place in Windsor Gardens in the centre of the town.