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Laid Back and Relaxing

Laid Back and Relaxing

What a review!  Thank you for sharing your very kind thoughts with us.  We’re so delighted you enjoyed our stay and look forward to seeing you back here again soon.

 

“We arrived met by Blair, who gave us a quick tour of the site, explaining about the location and surrounding area.

The Shepherds Huts were nicely spaced for privacy and were very smartly presented, with everything we needed for our 2-day stay. The welcome pack of milk, tea, coffee and marshmallows, was very much appreciated but the bags of ice in the cool box, topped up the following day, was a nice touch.

The toilet facilities were compost toilets, great for the environment, were clean, with plenty of hand sanitizers available. The shower block was clean and refreshing, with a regular toilet, if this is what you needed.

A beautiful open field with woodland surrounding, with plenty of wildlife, which included several different types of Butterfly. Our highlight was watching the young kestrels being taught how to hunt by their parents and our particular favourites, watching the Buzzards floating naturally on the thermals.

We can go on and on about how lovely this little gem is, from the view of the estuary to watching the sunset each night but would recommend going to check it out for yourself.

Thanks, Blair, keep up the great effort!”

Fiery Clearwing

Fiery Clearwing

An exciting find on the farm by one of the conservationist ‘Bumblebee Bex’. It’s been confirmed as a Fiery Clear Wing – these are rare and fully protected. It’s good to know that management and conservation are working well together!
Spring Reflections

Spring Reflections

Spring is here and it is the perfect time to reconnect with nature, all wildlife and hopefully a new healing world. I hope as a species we can reflect and learn from these difficult times and take it as an opportunity to adjust and improve our behaviour and habits to the environment, and find some positives and understandings of a bigger picture for the future.

We know we are killing the planet and it’s hard to stop the global industrial and cooperate greed but as ‘the users’ of all products this is the opportunity to create change, we may never get another chance, so please shop and support local business, holiday in the UK, grow vegetable, learn and enjoy cooking, exercise more, spend time with family and friends, be nice and protect your world.

On a global scale pollution levels have fallen, as manufacturing output drops or as people are unable to travel for holidays they don’t really need or business trips that can be done by other means.  Now is the time to rethink our priorities and appreciate what is important in our natural world.

Twelve Days of Christmas minus the Turtle Doves!

Twelve Days of Christmas minus the Turtle Doves!

Bah Humbug… ‘The twelve days of Christmas’ without the turtle doves?  Not on our watch!

Turtle Dove numbers have declined in the UK by 93% since 1994 and with similar figures in Europe

As of next year, we will start working with RSPB to create the perfect habitat for this shrinking population.  We are putting in watering holes, keeping the hedgerows wild and ensuring they have the correct food. We will also be putting in a viewing shed so you can enjoy these rare visitors close up.  Very exciting!

Calm on the Farm

Calm on the Farm

It’s always sad when the season is over but we had amazing time and interesting guests from all walks of life who loved their time here on the farm just doing nothing. We’re looking forward to next year and seeing our regulars return. We will be opening up in May 2020 in time for the bluebells so if you fancy an early camp please let us know.

This year we have extended our conservation work by working with the RSPB to encourage the return of Turtle doves by recreating a suitable habitat for them. We have also put in more acres of wild bird seed mix around our fields to provide feed for the sparrows, finches and other birds. By returning the fields to English meadows we have had an increase in moths and butterfly numbers.

When you stay here you will be amongst all this wonderful nature to soothe the mind and the soul.

Come and be part of it next year!