If you love antiques and all things vintage you will truly relish a holiday in the South West: Not only are there plenty of antiques shops to be explored in places such as Ashburton, Honiton, Lostwithiel and Topsham, but there are also lots of fantastic fairs and markets to visit: What better than to browse aged furniture, ornaments and curios without the usual time pressures of the daily grind. And to top that you could take home a truly unique souvenir from your visit to the West Country.
Here are our highlights of the Antiques and Collectibles calendar, in the run up to … dare we mention it already… Christmas!
10th Oct, 28th Nov, 19th Dec 2015: Dorset,
12th Oct 2015: Vintage at the Village Hall, Blandford Forum, Dorset
17-18th Oct 2015: Autumn Antiques and Collectibles Fair, RHS Rosemoor, North Devon
23 – 25th Oct 2015: Somerset,
31st Oct 2015: The Vintage Bazaar, Frome, Somerset
1st Nov 2015: The West Country Clock and Watch Fair, Taunton, Somerset
13th-15th Nov 2015: Shepton Mallet Antiques & Collectors Fair, Royal Bath & West Showground, Somerset
21-22nd Nov 2015: The International Antiques Home & Vintage Show, Westpoint Arena, Exeter
6th Dec 2015: Giant Flea and Collectors Market, Royal Bath & West Showground, Somerset.
If you’re still undecided on where to stay, take a look at our holiday cottages; there’s something to suit everyone from family and dog-friendly properties to romantic hide-aways and luxurious homes from home. Once you’re here, we do hope you uncover some terrific treasures and fantastic finds around the antiques fairs – happy bargain hunting!