The Seahorse, Mitch Tonks’ restaurant, wins best seafood restaurant

The Seahorse, Mitch Tonks’ restaurant in Dartmouth has been voted the best place to eat out in the UK by readers of The Observer.

The editors of The Good Food Guide 2013 named it the best seafood restuarant.

There are frequent special offers check the website for up-to-date info.

As at 24 November 2012 the offer is:
‘Each day from Wednesday to Sunday lunch we also offer a fantastic value 2 course lunch menu, a starter, main course and choice of side dish. Also available Wednesday to Friday before 7pm. This menu changes daily depending on the catch… ‘

Watermill Cottages is just seven miles from Dartmouth, treat yourself whilst you’re here!

Water Turbine Installation at Watermill Cottages

The turbine is here! 

And work began at the beginning of November to build the sluice gate at the end of the leat.

Not long now before Watermill Cottages will be generating and using its own electricity.

We have a special turbine tariff for Barleycorn and Mill Cottages in December and January for anyone interested in coming to watch!

John is writing a blog so for latest news and photos see

Baby Otters spotted!

Two baby otters were spotted on Friday November 9, 2012 during the daytime by workmen on their lunch break.

They ran off the lawn, played on the lane, then ducked into the courtyard and the flowerbeds before disappearing down a well-used otter slide from the lawn back into the stream!

Are these the babies of the adult pair seen canoodling in the stream at midnight under a clear sky in September?

It looks like we have an otter family at Watermill Cottages which is wonderful!

For the record, baby otters are called pups, or kits or cubs.