Latest New arrivals

On the 26/27th March we welcomed new blood to the house with 17 more chicks all successfully hatched from the incubator.

Having spent a week in the dining room (in a hamster cage) – they have now transferred today to the ‘big outdoors’ (well a caged off area in the hay barn).

Growing Preparations

That time of year again when the netting and poly-tunnel need to be prepared ready for fruit and veg.. and the seeds need plating out.

In The poly-tunnel a new suspended platform gives a working location and a place for the seeds to propagate.
The Fruit netting has been ‘upgraded’ with wooden uprights and a wire mesh surround dug 1 ft deep (to prevent chicken raids as much as anything) and the lightweight netting still over the top.


Suspended Cottages

It is with regret that we have had to suspend our holiday cottages in line with government guidelines. We understand this is a disappointment for many, especially those who new they could ‘isolate’ in the cottages often better than at home.

We have been working with all our guests to re-book and move the holidays / short breaks as best we can. Those who have booked via Sykes need to go online or contact Sykes to make the necessary changes – everyone else we will do our best to accommodate you and will be open again as soon as we are allowed – we are losing money as well as disappointing you 🙁


As for us .. lock down is easier for when we have our own fields and animals to take care of without leaving the property and plenty of jobs to do, so we are in a far better position than most!

Am I allowed out?

Growing Up

Arty is becoming a big lad …. posing for the ‘family’ portrait  (Loki couldn’t wait that long!)IMG_20190519_095328.jpg


and looking for Maze as usual – the normal morning walk across the moorsIMG_20190512_085523.jpg

The search area widens … same picture – un-cropped … it doesn’t get much better than this!IMG_20190512_0855231.jpg

Open Afternoon

We are opening the doors to Boskins and Speight Cottage between 2pm and 5pm on Saturday 5th January for anybody who would like to have a look around and see exactly what all the builders were doing for 6 months in 2018, through rain, sun and snow.