Whichever way you choose to eat a scone; Devon is the perfect county for afternoon tea, something the Guild Anderson team have really enjoyed when designing bespoke kitchens for clients in the county! Synonymous with rolling countryside, beautiful coastlines and a wealth of fresh produce, it is a county we always look forward to working in.
Devon has the largest open space in southern England, Dartmoor National Park. Bordered by Somerset, Dorset and Cornwall; Devon is known for its beautiful coasts and picturesque countryside, rich in both agriculture and tourism, it is often described as one of the happiest counties to live in the UK.
Devon straddles a peninsula and so, uniquely among English counties, has two separate coastlines: on the Bristol Channel and Celtic Sea in the north, and on the English Channel in the south. There are numerous famous people associated with Devon. In fact, many of Britain’s most notable mariners, such as Sir Francis Drake, Sir Walter Raleigh and Sir Richard Grenville were all born in the county.
In South Devon the landscape consists of rolling hills dotted with small towns, such as Dartmouth, Ivybridge, Kingsbridge, Salcombe, and Totnes. The towns of Torquay and Paignton are the principal seaside resorts along the south coast.
North Devon is very rural with few major towns except Barnstaple, Great Torrington, Bideford and Ilfracombe. Devon’s Exmoor coast has the highest cliffs in southern Britain.
Devon is highly regarded for its produce; cream teas, pasties, seafood, cider and gin with two highly regarded distilleries, Plymouth Gin and Salcombe Gin. There are three professional football teams; Plymouth Argyle, Exeter City and Torquay United, and surfing is one o the major sports in the county along North Devon’s Atlantic coast.
It is a county with many architectural styles; varying from rural villages with thatched cob and stone cottages, to traditional Victorian seaside towns, as well as Georgian buildings and strikingly modern contemporary properties. Our bespoke kitchen designs have taken us in to both period and modern homes and they have each offered unique design challenges.