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Creacombe community solar farm near Yealmpton completes construction

Authored by News Desk

The UK’s first post-subsidy community solar farm, Creacombe Solar Farm near Yealmpton, South Devon, has now been completed and was connected to the grid last week.

The 7.3MW project will generate enough green electricity to supply the equivalent of around 2,440 homes, or more than half the households in the five local parishes of Newton & Noss, Holbeton, Yealmpton, Wembury and...

Kitley's exclusive wedding showcase

We are really excited to be showcasing Kitley House Hotel to wedding couples on Saturday 18th January 2020 at midday.

If you are looking for the perfect place for your special day, this event is not to be missed.

Our wedding venue, which recently won Gold in the Devon Tourism Awards, will be dressed for you to experience its full potential and some of our preferred suppliers will be on hand to give advice and inspiration to achieve your desired look for your wedding day.

Ask our experienced team questions about the hotel, your special requirements and our exclusive-...

Kitley House Hotel wins Best Event Venue in national awards

Authored by sharon goble

Kitley House Hotel & Restaurant at Yealmpton, near Plymouth, is delighted to have won a national accolade in the Best Venue category of this year’s Event Entertainment Awards - weeks after celebrating its first anniversary under new ownership.

Presented by BookEntertainment.co.uk, the Awards recognise the best in the event entertainment industry across the UK.

Kitley went...

Kitley House Hotel holds May Garden Party

A garden party at Kitley House Hotel, near Yealmpton, on May Bank Holiday Monday will mark the hotel's first anniversary under new ownership and its success in the regional finals of an industry award for excellence.

Kitley is throwing open its gates for a celebratory family fun day for the local community just weeks after being named Best Event Venue in the South West in the prestigious Event Entertainment Awards 2019.

Kitley’s beautiful grounds overlook the tranquil Yealm estuary, less than ten miles from Plymouth. The historic, family-run estate provides the ideal...

Kitley’s cuisine goes from strength to strength with the award of an AA Rosette

Authored by sharon goble

Kitley House Hotel in South Devon has been awarded One AA Rosette in recognition of the high standard of its food. The award comes hot on the heels of the appointment of a new Head Chef, Ben Davies, and a revamped menu focused on high-quality, locally-sourced ingredients.

Only about 10% of UK restaurants are of a standard worthy of One Rosette and above. The award signifies a...

Autumn Wedding Fair at Kitley House Hotel

Calling all nearly-weds! Looking for ideas for your dream wedding dress? Or perhaps your flowers, cake or wedding favours?

Kitley House Hotel at Yealmpton near Plymouth is holding a Wedding Fair on Sunday 28th October from 4pm-8pm.

You’ll be able to talk to exhibitors covering a range of wedding services including dresses, cars, cakes, and much more. Wedding co-ordinator, Julie, will be on hand to talk you through Kitley’s range of packages to create a day that’s perfect for you, while you sample canapés – and enjoy a fireworks display at 7 pm!

www.kitleyhousehotel...

Autumn Wedding Fair at Kitley House Hotel

Calling all nearly-weds! Looking for ideas for your dream wedding dress? Or perhaps your flowers, cake or wedding favours?

Kitley House Hotel at Yealmpton near Plymouth is holding a Wedding Fair on Sunday 28th October from 4pm-8pm.

You’ll be able to talk to exhibitors covering a range of wedding services including dresses, cars, cakes, and much more. Wedding co-ordinator, Julie, will be on hand to talk you through Kitley’s range of packages to create a day that’s perfect for you, while you sample canapés – and enjoy a fireworks display at 7 pm!

Pop the date in your...

First phase of Deep Lane Junction upgrade gets green light

Authored by Mary

The first phase of an estimated £3.1milion upgrade of Deep Lane North Junction has been approved by Devon County Council’s cabinet.

The work, which is expected to begin in June 2016 to be completed by March 2017, is the first phase of a two-part project to improve traffic flow.

Three Highways authorities, Devon County Council, Plymouth City Council and Highways England and...