Celebrate the Mayflower’s 400th anniversary

Can you believe that 2020 marks the 400th anniversary of English explorers leaving the port city of Plymouth in Devon to discover America? Back then it was known as the New World. It was a journey of discovery for colonists who met Native Americans. They had been living there for hundreds of years.

Just over 100 passengers and around 30 crew members were on board the Mayflower when it docked in Massachusetts. Today, over 30 million people have traced their ancestry to those sailors.

Plymouth, a city which is only 15 minutes drive from The Cottages at Blackadon Farm will be hosting Mayflower Week from 14 to 20 September 2020. You’ll want to be here to commemorate this historic occasion. Plymouth will be hosting the official Mayflower Ceremony, an original theatre production and muster in association with US and Dutch Armed Forces.

Special events are being held throughout the year and details are available on the Mayflower 400 website.

Stay with us and be close to all the action. We’re only 15 minutes drive from Plymouth and on Dartmoor, the UK’s largest national park.

It’s the perfect vacation combination. You can enjoy ship related celebrations alongside quintessential English countryside. Close to the cottages, you’ll get to see the famous wild ponies, rolling countryside and discover archaeological sites that are up to 3,000 years old.

Come and stay with us to get the best of both worlds. We are Devon’s most recently refurbished accommodation. The cottages come with lots of modern luxuries. Our cottages date back to the 1890’s and are set around a sun soaked farm courtyard. In addition to bedrooms, our cottages have spacious lounges, kitchens and dining areas. We have a range of accommodation. Whether you’re coming by yourself, are a couple, family or even a group of up to 31 we’re ready to welcome you.

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