The Earl & Countess of Devon
May21

The Earl & Countess of Devon

There is a ‘history meets contemporary’ renaissance underway at Powderham Castle since the 19th Earl and Countess of Devon, Charlie and AJ Courtenay, inherited the estate in 2015. In just over two years they have reinvigorated the operations and are successfully turning Powderham into a model social enterprise that is warm, welcoming and inclusive. One Magazine’s Bruce Hetherington spent a morning with the couple finding out the...

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Pride of Devon 2018: The Winners
May21

Pride of Devon 2018: The Winners

The nominations are over and the judges have spoken; it’s time to meet some of the exceptional Devonians that make us proud to be part of the communities of Devon. Neighbour of the Year Sponsored by One Magazine Winner: Joan Matthews When nominator Janice Triandafillidis’s grandmother, aged 92, and Uncle Harry, 72, moved into Hill Drive in Exmouth 25 years ago, they had the good fortune to have Joan and Alan Matthews as neighbours....

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15 Minutes with… John Challis
Apr04

15 Minutes with… John Challis

From Peckham to Powderham, One Magazine’s Jake Tucker meets the Only Fools and Horses star whose best-known alter ego would take tarmac over turf any day. We talk about his passion for being out in the garden, utilising his 800 year-old Wigmore Abbey home and garden as a filming location for The Green Green Grass, and we find out more about his appearance at this year’s Toby Buckland Garden Festival. Q: Some of our readers might be...

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A Postcard from… Athens
Feb23

A Postcard from… Athens

Discover one of Europe’s most historic cities that is rapidly regaining its popularity thanks to hip hangouts, a sun-soaked climate and friendly locals. The Greek capital of Athens is steeped in history and boasts some of the oldest iconic landmarks that you can find anywhere in the world. With awe-inspiring architecture at every turn, cultural hotspots and family-feel restaurants, the city will captivate your imagination from start...

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Mardon Down Circular Walks
Feb23

Mardon Down Circular Walks

Take in spectacular views of Hay Tor and North Devon on a choice of a circular or figure of eight walk on the edge of Dartmoor. Starts/Finishes: GR: SX770878 Terrain: Moderate – Grassland and moorland, can be muddy after heavy rain Time: 1.5 – 2 hours Distance: Approx. 2 miles but shorter routes available Parking: Free gravel car parking After Doccombe on the B3212 to Moretonhampstead, take the lane to the right signposted...

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15 Minutes with… The Prop Factory’s Carmen Croxall
Feb23

15 Minutes with… The Prop Factory’s Carmen Croxall

One Magazine’s Bruce Hetherington catches up with The Prop Factory’s Marketing Director to talk about her venture into the world of eye-catching props, how dyslexia never stepped in the path of carving a successful career and how she helps children in schools who are going through the same. “Too much agreement is not a good thing,” says Carmen Croxall with a laugh as we step into a warehouse full of brass candelabra,...

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