Glamping over The Easter Holidays
Storm Eunice has blown through and fortunately she hasn't done too much damage, this week we're tidying up behind her, straightening trees, a few safari tent roof repairs and retrieving items which blew into hedges!
If you've stayed here before you'll see lots of upgrades and changes this season. Buzzard, Hawk and Kestrel Safari lodges all have new instant hot water systems, there's no need to light the wood stove to have a shower any more. The other three lodges, Porlock, Bossington and Kilve have gates and smart new fencing around the decks making them a bit safer for families with young children. We've had new paths laid around the safari tents too.
Glamping on the Farm
We begin farm tours again at the beginning of April, these Mangalitsa pigs are quite large now, and after the winter pretty caked in mud too! They're very enthusiastic when anyone appears with a bucket, we have 7 of them, plus 2 Devon black pigs. We're expecting about 60 lambs from the third week of March, we don't scan the ewes so we don't know exactly how many we'll have. Our flock are a combination of Exmoor Horn, Jacob and Norfolk Horn, so lots of different coloured lambs. I expect we'll have a few orphan lambs for bottle feeding too. If we have any triplets the mother doesn't usually have enough milk for three, so we'll take the smallest and hand feed her. Watch us on Facebook for more news about that.
Exploring West Somerset & Exmoor
The photos above are the lovely Lost Kitchen near Tiverton - highly recommended with delicious food and wood fired pizzas, you need to book ahead as it's popular. It's a really nice space, child friendly and their own IPA is also delicious. Knightshayes National Trust is right next door for a walk around the park afterwards.
Tarr Steps is gorgeous on a dry day, about 30 minutes drive from us - an easy circular walk through ancient trees, the famous clapper bridge and traditional pub in the heart of Exmoor National Park. And the third photograph is of the harbour at Porlock Weir, another of our favourite places, about 40 minutes from us along the Exmoor coast. Porlock has lots of independent shops, several good places to eat and plenty of beach to explore.
Glamping over May Half Term & the Bank Holiday
If you'd like to stay over May Half Term or the Jubilee Weekend, we do have a little bit of availability left, but not very much. We think May is the most gorgeous month on the farm, the grass is green and lush, one glamping field is a sea of buttercups, the lambs will be a couple of months old and start skipping and Exmoor is also looking beautiful. I expect we'll be doing several farm tours that week and a couple of tractor rides too.