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Other News

Catch up on all the other news that Vera missed out from Vera’s View or was not important to her.

  • Embracing February – Exciting Updates and Upcoming Events
    As we navigate through the crisp days of February, we are excited to bring you a fresh wave of updates and exciting events from Wray Valley. Don’t worry, you didn’t miss a January newsletter, we decided instead to look forward rather than backwards and publish at the start of the month.
  • Love, Upgrades, and Early Openings: December 2023 Newsletter
    Wray Valley on Dartmoor celebrates their first newsletter with exciting updates: a civil partnership, accolades at the Devon Tourism Awards, and a B&B reopening a month early. The venue invites guests for private events and offers local flavors and evening feasts. The newsletter also announces upcoming events and experiences, including the Nearly Wild Camping Club members weekend. Congratulations to feedback questionnaire prize draw winner, Frankie Shaxted.
  • Dartmoor accommodation for the whole family
    If you’re planning to spend your next family holiday on Dartmoor, you’re in for a treat. With wide open spaces to explore, beautiful rivers to splash in and some of the best family days out you could wish for, Dartmoor offers everybody the chance to be together and experience the type of holiday they enjoy. There are plenty of Dartmoor family days out available (we’ve listed a few below) but we all know the key to a happy family holiday is getting the accommodation right. With so many needs and tastes to cater for, that isn’t always easy.
  • Upgrading the Guest Lounge
    We were very busy in December 2022 upgrading the guest lounge. We installed underfloor insulation and heating and replaced the tired old carpet with laminate. It also got new curtains and lampshades.
  • Wood Fired Pizza Evening
    Enjoy the taste of a freshly cooked, hand stretched pizza from our wood fired pizza oven while admiring the view across the Wray Valley.
  • New Hot Shower at Wray Valley Camping
    Do you like a hot shower when camping or do you prefer a dip in the river? We’ve been busy during the 2021/22 off-season improving our facilities both on the campsite and in the B&B.  So new on the campsite for this season we’d like to show off our brand new shower block.  Those of
  • Wray Valley Chicken Run
    Read how our chickens have been getting on in their own Avian Flu lockdown
  • Planting an Orchard during Lockdown
    We’ve been very busy during lockdown. Our latest project was to plant up a new orchard at the top of our camping field. Its got 12 apple trees, a good mix of eaters, cookers and cider apples plus 2 plums and a pear and closer to the house we’ve got two pears and a plum.
  • New Trail Cam captures deer stag footage
    Take a look at what our new trail cam captured last week in the rain.
  • Two More Rescued Hens
    Two New Guests Take Up Residence This lunchtime we rescued two more ex-battery hens from the British Hen Welfare Trust collection point at South Zeal.  These lucky hens are getting ready to start their new free range life in the relaxing surroundings.   One laid an egg on the 20 minute ride home and the other
  • “Poldark” at Wray Valley?
    Kevin is a man usually addicted to his power tools….. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K-XfJfOoVQg …but at the beginning of August he decided to go on a scything course at Challacombe.  This was organised through Moor Meadows, a group with the aim of restoring wild flower meadows on Dartmoor.  At Wray Valley we are gradually restoring our hay meadow and are
  • Rescued Hen Update 8 Weeks After Arrival
    Rescued Hen Update – 8 weeks after arrival Do you remember these sorry looking chickens that we picked up from the British Hen Welfare Trust on a very hot day at the end of June? Newly arrived hens looking sorry for themselves Well here they are 8 weeks later.  hey have quickly adapted to their free
  • Six new guests arrive …..
    Six new guests arrive to stay We picked up 6 ex-battery hens from the British Hen Welfare Trust on a hot day two weeks ago.  They were initially very timid, pallid and a bit the worse for wear with lots of feathers missing. They have been gradually building up confidence and developing their individual characters.
  • Campsite Finally Open
    Wray Valley Camping is Finally Open After a long delay due to COVID-19 we are finally able to open our campsite to campers who want a back to basics camping experience.  We have no fancy showers with booked slots for you to use so as to ensure social distancing, instead we have lots of open
  • COVID-19 – Coronavirus
    In line with government guidance, our B&B is now closed until at least 13th April. Please stay at home and avoid any non essential travel – full details here
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