North Devon: the second home ghost-coast nightmare

Living in North Devon, Second Homes crisis

North Devon – once a thriving district comprising over sixty civil parishes – includes Barnstaple, Ilfracombe, Instow, South Molton, Lynton and Lynmouth. And it’s full of trophy homes. How would you like to live in a community where half of local domestic properties are empty second homes, or holiday lets? Where people are being evicted […]

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North Devon – Don’t do it!

Living in North Devon, Combe Martin and Ilfracombe

If you were thinking of moving to your over-priced dream North Devon property for a new life, then read on. Unfortunately everybody else had the same idea. Chopsy Brummies, cockneys, scousers, incompetent caterers, useless Pub landlords, and robbing shysters, have settled their fat arses down here already. Sorry about that. Devon isn’t paradise, it’s Sheffield […]

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North Devon – Grockle Hell

North Devon - Grockle Hell

Grockles; good for North Devon business but terribly bad for the digestion and the nerves. October never comes soon enough. First, the boring stuff: North Devon, England, is mainly rural seaside, with its district council sitting (or lounging about) in Barnstaple. North Devon District towns and villages include Westward Ho!, Braunton, Combe Martin, Ilfracombe, Instow, […]

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