Winter Ridge

We’re looking forward to having several members of the film crew of ‘Winter Ridge’ staying with us for the next 3 weeks, whilst they are filming in and around the local area.

Winter Ridge: Written by Ross Owen Williams, directed by Dom Lenoir and starring Matt Hookings, Olwen Catherine Kelly, Hannah Waddingham, Alan Ford and Michael McKell¬† is a psychological thriller –

Tearing himself away from the bedside of his coma-bound wife, a Police Detective investigates a series of suspicious deaths, only to discover the nature of the crimes are far closer to him than he first thought.

Set in a vast and remote landscape in a fictional town, Lynton & Lynmouth and Exmoor have provided the film makers with the perfect location.

We can’t wait to see the film when it is released in June.

Street Child

We are delighted that our donation of a week’s holiday for the Street Child Winter Ball charity auction went towards raising nearly ¬£25,000. We look forward to meeting the winners when they come to stay.

Street Child is a UK based charity helping deprived and orphaned children in West Africa. They have recently helped 5,800 children, who were orphaned in the Ebola crisis, to start attending school.

Thanks to our son Andy for putting us in touch with them, through a contact he made during his gap year in Tanzania.streetchildkid

Fun weekend

Kicking off with a gig by I Floyd (Pink Floyd tribute band) in the Town Hall, followed by a lively evening in The Crown on Saturday and then the Lyn Valley Classic car show down in Lynmouth on Sunday – a good time was had by all. Lots of money raised for charity too!


FA Cup

Two of our young guests (and Dad) enjoying a game of football in our field. Candidates for the FA Cup 2032 perhaps?IMG_1676

Guest book

We always appreciate it when our visitors have taken the trouble to write comments in the Guest Book – especially when they are as nice as these.



It’s not every day that a horse comes knocking at your door. Our next door neighbour ‘Oddy’ and owner Georgie just popped in to say “Hello!”horse


What's at stake?
What’s at stake?

Not much to look at now, but planning permission has been granted for Airband to install wireless broadband equipment in our field. All that remains, is to put up a 12m pole where the stake is, dig a 200m trench for the electric cable and tap into our power supply. They can then install their equipment and hopefully we, at Dean Steep, and the few other properties within line-of-sight will be able to enjoy 21st century broadband speeds – rather than the measly 2Mbs we get at the moment.

Cream teas


Teresa is delighted to have been given a 5* food hygiene rating from the Food Standards Agency for the preparation of her take away cream teas. Choice of plain or with fruit. Gluten free is also available.