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BATHING RITUAL

BATHING RITUAL

Spa at home

We love our copper tub bathing rituals in The Alchemist Spa. While we all stay at home for a little longer, our spa therapists have shared their secrets for recreating that special tub experience at home...

50 Things to do in North Devon #1

50 Things to do in North Devon #1

Valley of the Rocks

Discover the first of our '50 Things to do in North Devon' series: the Valley of Rocks. It's arguably one of the most spectacular scenic locations on Exmoor....

CHEF'S TIPS

CHEF'S TIPS

Sourdough Secrets

Baking holds a special place in our hearts. Not only does it deliver on treat-factor, it's also a great way to calm an anxious mind. Following a process through from start to finish helps increase positivity, and there's no better baking test than bread, specifically the mighty sourdough...

CALORIES: WHAT EXACTLY ARE THEY?

CALORIES: WHAT EXACTLY ARE THEY?

...and exactly how do they work? We all talk about them, and many of us count them. But what exactly are we dealing with? And with so many new approaches and diets in the media, do they even matter?...

WILD SWIMMING IN NORTH DEVON

WILD SWIMMING IN NORTH DEVON

Rewilding at its best

Wild swimming can be a surprising salve to modern life and lockdown. A wild swim isn’t about comfort, or room temperature, it's about exhileration and feeling alive. Every shiver and glow, the buzz of serotonin and endorphins. To climb slippery riverbanks and rocks, then plunge into crisp, cool water is a full brain/boday collab....