While we wish our flip flops all the best as they head back up into the loft, and wave goodbye to long, warm days, there are plenty of reasons to look forward to the cooler months. October ushers in more weekend lie-ins as well as all those walks on the beach with our dogs that we’ve really missed.

In our Autumn Guide we share a few of our favourite places and products from Devon and Cornwall to help you (like us) enjoy this delightful time of the year.

These booties were made for walking

Seam Haberdashery in Topsham, Devon

We love LOVE this tiny independent shop in the heart of Topsham. Fashion designer and owner Michelle flaunts her love of colour, patterns and handmade in her very own Seam haberdashery.

The shop sells everything from hand-knitted baby booties and socks to new and vintage fabrics, yarns, trimmings and lace, sewing and knitting kits, buttons and buckles.

Visit them online

More star..less bucks

Littles Coffee in Cullompton, Devon

They’ve been in the coffee-making game for over 3 decades now you’ll find their products in most major supermarkets. Devon-based Littles Coffee is a planet-friendly, forward-thinking producer of delicious instant, ground and pod coffees…we suggest you get your mittens on some.

Spiced pumpkin latte
200ml milk (of your choice)
1 heaped teaspoon Littles Pumpkin Spice
½ tspn sugar
Squirty cream
Ground cinnamon

Place milk, coffee and sugar in your milk *frother…pour into mug…add cream…sprinkle cinnamon

*If you don’t have a frother try warming milk, coffee and sugar on your hob then use a hand mixer on medium speed until you achieve the desired frothiness.

Shop the range

A mug for good

Outside Community Cafe

A community-supported project, Outside is a multi-use space that’s home to a cafe, pottery studio, surfboard shaping bay, on-site growing space and concrete skate bowl. Located in Bantham, Devon the founders say ‘it’s a space for everyone, to get together, find inspiration and be creative, outside of the home.

In-house ceramics tutor Fran makes and sells her beautiful palm mugs (Flat White, Americano, Latte and Tea) in the café on site, as well as online.

Check them out

No soggy doggies here

Equafleece in Okehamton, Devon

100% Rainproof, breathable, warm and washable, what’s not to love?
The Equafleece® Dog Suit is made from non-fraying Polartec® and has become one of the company’s best sellers.

There are no buckles, straps or Velcro…and of course your dog will still be able to do its business with complete freedom. The suits come in a range of sizes to suit all sorts of breeds.

Visit them online

The coastal Cornish cottage

Rosevean in Marazion, Cornwall

Make a break for the coast this autumn, but don’t leave the dogs behind because this fab three-bedroom cottage right near the beach, is not only ideal for your family weekend away, but is pet-friendly too!

Rosevean is set in a quiet spot in the beautiful and much-loved town of Marazion in Mounts Bay; its low beamed ceilings, exposed stone and wood-burners adding more than a dash of cosiness.

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Smiling in the rain

Emily Smith Designs nr Exeter, Devon

The weather may be drab but that doesn’t mean your brolly has to be! Emily Smith is a passionate designer from Devon and a finalist in 2021’s Exeter Living Awards.

She produces vibrant British made homewares and accessories, and her creations can put a smile on anyone’s dial. Choose from prints like Camilla Ostrich on bright magenta, Flossy & Amber Flamingos on vibrant turquoise and Livy Lemur on candyfloss pink.

Shop the designs

Tasteful treasures

Forage in Bath, Somerset

Forage is a lifestyle business and was launched by owner and creator Nicola Loud in the Summer of 2015.

Her curated collection of beautiful, affordable & mostly unique pieces are sourced from her global travels and sha says: ‘I pride myself selling ethically produced products, heading directly to the source and seeing the process and love nothing better than to lose myself for hours treasure hunting in a dusty flea market often before the sun comes up’.

Her website is a veritable treasure trove and we’d love to add this gorgeous Harvest Stripe Neon cardigan to our Autumn wardrobe!

Visit the online shop

Beachside brunch

Sunset Surf Cafe in Gwithian, Cornwall

We love a blustery walk on the beach and one of our favourite places to head to is Gwithian in North Cornwall. Embodying the laid-back Cornish lifestyle to a tee, Sunset Surf Café which sits right opposite the beach is our go-to for fresh locally sourced food and a wicked sea view.

Try the soup of the day with toasted ciabatta or five bean nachos for a warming kick of chilli. If you’re an early-riser they serve up a mean brekkie too!

Visit them online
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