Lockdown #2

Once again we are having to close-up due to Covid lockdown. All our guests who have booked directly for the affected period have been contacted and have rearranged or been refunded. Those who booked by Sykes the process is ongoing.

Time for some more maintenance I guess – hopefully see you soon

Malty – missing nose-rubs already

Dog friendly additions

To may your stay with us more relaxed we have added a small paddock area that is (relatively) dog safe – so you can let you pooch have a run around without fear of losing them or them becoming overly interested in our other animals (donkeys or chickens).

We have also added a small seating area for your enjoyment in this same paddock which will catch the sun until the late evening (when available!!)

We are also adding a small picket fence around Boskins to allow you to enjoy the outside without interference from our dogs – or keeping your in more secure area. – obviously you can choose to leave the gate open if you enjoy the visits from our resident hounds.

Open for Business

We have re-opened following the Covid19 lockdown restrictions with additional cleaning measures and distancing in place.

Cottages now come with sanitizer etc and all linens etc are changed between guests (as they were before to be honest!) – as well as a full clean and an additional antiviral ‘fog’ spray to reduce risk of any viral transmission.

The additional measures mean we have drafted in addition support to help with cleaning and extended our check in time until 1600 to give us time to ensure the properties are fully prepared and not rushed.

Thanks for you patience and understanding at this time.

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?