September Availability & Price Discounts
It's quiet again on the farm now the schools have gone back, if you are a couple, or family with pre school age children, now is a lovely time to stay, you may well have the farm to yourselves! We have discounted our prices for the next six weeks, for example a weekend in the cabin is £245 for a couple or £295 for a family of four. Four night mid week stays are £325 for couples, £375 for four.
We have also reduced prices in our safari tents, they are larger sleeping up to six, couple discounts are available if only two adults are staying in there, we have three dog friendly safari lodges too.
Exmoor National Park is on our doorstep, and in late summer the moorland is a sea of purple heather and wild flowers, it's never very busy up there and September is the perfect time of year to walk some of the many footpaths or a part of the South West Coast Path. We have links to our favourite beaches and rivers on our website and if you want some less well known walks head to one of the friendly Tourist Information Centres, either at Dunster or Dulverton, both about 20 minutes from us.
Visiting Exmoor National Park
For water activites, Wimbleball Lake is 20 minutes from here with sailing, paddle boarding, kanoeing etc, or you could get in touch with Exmoor Adventures over in Porlock Weir, they have lots of activities both on and off water including electric bikes. Porlock Weir is really lovely, with independent food places, gorgeous views and a beach to explore, it's a good place to spend the day, if you set out early, you could drop in to Dunster Castle on your way past. Dunster Castle, National Trust is open all year round, with gorgeous semi tropical gardens, water mill, couple of cafes there's lots to see outside as well as inside the castle.
Our two fine Exmoor Horn Rams have left the farm now for new homes and Patrick will pick up a new ram or two next week so we can get them used to the farm before they go in with the ladies in November! We've had around 100 sheep on the farm this year, so it's time to reduce the flock a bit before lambing again in March when I expect we'll go back to 100. If you'd like to stay when we're lambing, we open the safari lodges at the start of April when the last ewe should have had her lambs and we usually have a few ophans for anyone who'd like to have a go bottle feeding. Our cabin and cottage are open all year round, lambing is usually 2nd and 3rd week of March.
Less sheep will mean we have more time to focus on our pigs, three of the sows have recently given birth and we have 16 fine little Mangalitsa piglets who've been entertaining us on farm tours. The goats tend to be a bit bored when we have less guests staying, so we plan to make them a playground this year. We love a bit of upcycling and have pallets on standby to make them some climbing ramps!
October Half Term
We have lots of October availability, both in safari tents, and the cottage and cabin. Half Term seems to be on different weeks for different schools, but we'll be running farm tours whenever we have families staying and our shop will be well stocked for our last busy holiday of the year.