2019 calendar open for bookings!

We've already had enquiries about next year's availability so we've opened our 2019 calendar for bookings - don't delay for those popular dates!  We've put our prices up slightly for next year - our first rise for 3 years and having checked what others are charging, feel we are still competitively priced for our offering, we hope you agree.  

2018 got off to a good start despite some very wet Easter weather; we had some lovely families staying with children of a similar age and they all seemed to have a great time just being out in the rain and jumping in puddles with their wellies (and sometimes not much else!) on.  The parents were happy seeing them running around outside getting muddy and generally doing what kids do best - playing outside!  Nonetheless, we're hoping for sunnier weather in the days and weeks ahead - the first May bank holiday is looking good and we hope that spring is truly on the way at last.

The meadow is looking lovely with all the new planting greening up and masses of cowslips and bluebells dotted around; the swallows have returned and we've been seeing weasles as well as stoats around, which we're excited about.  We had a brief 15 minutes of fame with a feature in the Waitrose weekend magazine about our full moon walks which was fun (though because they focus on just one person in these features, Kim got all the glory with just the slightest of nods to Nick for his role in the walks!).  We've got lots of good walks planned for this year so if you're staying during a full moon and fancy joining us, let us know.

We're looking forward to seeing many returning guests this year as well as welcoming those new to the Ivy Grange Farm experience and wish you all happy holidays!

Bee orchid
View of Shepherd's Hut across the "goose paddock"
Swallow yurt, seen from across the meadow