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Make the most of your self-catering stay with these recipes

One of the best things about self-catering holidays is the freedom to cook your own meals and eat at your own pace. But with so many delicious recipes out there, it can be hard to know where to start. That's why we've put together some of our favourite recipes that are easy to make, use local ingredients, and are sure to impress. Whether you're cooking up a storm in your self-catering kitchen or enjoying a beach picnic, the possibilities are endless!


Creamy Seafood Linguine

This creamy seafood linguine is a crowd-pleaser and perfect for a special dinner. Simply cook the linguine and then toss it with sautéed garlic, prawns, scallops, and your choice of herbs. Finish with a splash of cream and a squeeze of lemon for a tangy twist. Pair with a crisp white wine and enjoy the view from the apartment!


Lamb Stew

This hearty lamb stew is a classic comfort food, and perfect for cooler days. Sauté lamb in a pan until browned, then simmer with carrots, onions, potatoes, and beef broth. Add a sprig of rosemary for extra flavour, and let it simmer until the meat is tender. Serve with crusty bread and enjoy the warmth of your cosy self-catering accommodation.


Devonshire Cream Tea


No trip to Devon is complete without a Devonshire cream tea. Bake your own scones using this easy recipe, then top with clotted cream and jam for a sweet treat. Pair with a cup of tea or coffee and enjoy a lazy morning in your self-catering accommodation. Make sure to put the cream on first for a proper Devonshire cream tea!


Beachy Keen Salad

This fresh and healthy salad is perfect for a light lunch or dinner. Toss together mixed greens, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, and crumbled feta cheese. Add in some cooked prawns or grilled chicken for extra protein, and drizzle with a lemon vinaigrette. Serve on a sunny day and enjoy the sea breeze from your balcony!


Avocado Toast

A trendy and delicious breakfast option, avocado toast is quick and easy to make. Toast a slice of bread, mash up some avocado, and spread it over the toast. Add a sprinkle of salt, pepper, and some chopped tomatoes or a poached egg on top for extra flavour. The perfect energy food before heading to the beach!


Homemade Granola


A healthy option for breakfast, homemade granola is easy to make and can be customised to your liking. Mix together oats, nuts, seeds, dried fruit, and honey, then bake until golden brown. Serve with Greek yoghurt and fresh berries for a delicious and nutritious breakfast.


Fish and Chips

No seaside holiday is complete without traditional fish and chips! Buy fresh fish from a local fishmonger or market, coat in batter, and fry until crispy. Serve with a side of hot, salty chips and plenty of ketchup or vinegar for a classic British meal. Enjoy on the beach or in your self-catering accommodation for a true taste of the seaside.


We think that cooking your own meals can be a fun and rewarding part of your self-catering experience. Our self-catering flats and apartments are fully equipped with everything you need to create these delicious meals and more. So why not book your stay with us today and start planning your culinary adventures in North Devon?

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