About Us

We moved here from South Yorkshire and have lived in Folkestone, Wimbledon and South Devon.

Mick trained as a Chef at Barnsley College although went on to dig the Channel Tunnel (all by himself!!), trained as a teacher at Christchurch Canterbury and taught Catering at Thanet College. He latterly worked for Mencap running a horticultural project!

Jill, an ex Wren has had various guises from working at Saga Holidays and ending up in finance at the private bank Cater Allen.

When Mick started to lose his sight we decided to find a new lifestyle and work together. It has been great and Ilfracombe is amazing. We live our lives to the full and love owning The Manor House from the beautiful Victorian Facade with its Cockatrices to our comfortable flat upstairs and of course our 'living room' - the Cafe!

We are active members of local charities, including Ilfracombe Lions Club (who have an amazing holiday home adapted for disabled) Sea Cadets and R.N.L.I

Link to the Lions Holiday home and RNLI face book

Pictures of Us and Our Town