Enjoy the new Tippy Tap...
We've been introduced to the delights of the Tippy Tap - a system for hand-washing that doesn't involve touching anything with your hands (and even includes a wonderfully retro "soap on a rope"). We had great fun making it one Sunday morning before breakfast - it didn't take long and the friends we've persuaded to test it have given glowing reports! If you'd like to find out more, Water Aid have a very helpful pdf with full instructions and you can also watch YouTube vidoes. Looking forward to seeing our summer guests get to grip with Tippy Tap!
Coronavirus and Life at Ivy Grange Farm
We've been missing our yurt guests - from Easter onwards it's been very quiet on the human front. The wildlife, however, has been making up for it - we've got swallows, a red kite, a kestrel family, a little owl, a jackdaw family, a fox or two, plenty of bunnies as well as a hare, moorhens (or water hens as they're known here), ducks and plenty of butterflies and insects.
Remote Getaway - Exclusive Use
We are fortunate to live in a rural, remote part of Suffolk, with no near neighbours and a lovely 3 acre meadow. Thinking about Coronavirus and responding to enquiries from friends far and near, we've decided to offer some "exclusive use" breaks at Ivy Grange Farm during April and May.
Autumn Bliss in a Shepherd's Hut...
We know it's still spring, but we're already looking ahead to autumn and are offering a very special deal in the Shepherd's Hut for those who want to get all romantic, nicely snuggled up in the warm (and that's before you even light the fire!) or simply escape the hurly burly of life. For the whole of September and the first two weeks of October, you can stay in Shepherd's Hut for 2 nights for just £160, or for a whole week for just £360!
Spring Glamping Special Offer - 20% off
We love the month of May at the yurts - everything so full of promise, lengthening days, swallows, barn owls, meadow flowers, pub evenings by the river and so much more. And to celebrate the arrrival of May, we've slashed an amazing 20% of our prices! Book to stay between 7-23 May and take advance of our fantastic low prices, with Swallow yurt available for just £160 for a weekend (or an amazing £440 for a whole week).
The Times Travel section and Ivy Grange Farm
We're delighted to be featured in The Times Travel section as one of the top 40 "Coolest Places to stay in Britain"! Wow, who'd have thought it when we set up with 2 yurts 9 years ago? We're delighted and very much appreciate the support, feedback and "word of mouth" from our guests, many of whom have become friends over the years. In this electronic age, you might be surprised how much recommendations still count in terms of bookings, so a big thank you to all of you who have spread the word and who just keep coming back, we love you all!!!
Valentine's Gift Vouchers
Want to wow your loved one with a very special gift this Valentine's Day? You can't get more romantic that a stay in a yurt or a shepherd's hut - cosy spaces, log-burners, romantic fairy lights, star-gazing, campfires, even Champagne if you fancy, with vintage glasses to sip from, or check out our special Romantic Break packages for the full works!
Easter Full Moon Walk
Many of you will know that the date of Easter is determined by the cycle of the full moon; this year the full moon (or Pink Full Moon as it is known, heralding the apperance of the "moss pink" or wild ground phlox, one of the first spring flowers) falls on Good Friday. Why not celebrate in style by staying in a yurt (cosy with a log-burning stove!) and join us for one of our regular Full Moon Walks? We have fantastic scenery nearby, with coastline, estuaries, heaths and woodlands all on hand for exploring by the light of the silvery moon...
Winter break for the Yurts
The yurts are all happily tucked away for the winter now, enjoying time in the new yurt-store that we built last winter. We had a good few weeks of sunshine in which to take them down, aided by a couple of great volunteers, Andrea and Nicola, throughout the early autumn period. All the canvases have been cleaned and re-proofed, so everything will look fresh when we put the yurts up again ready for the Easter holidays.
The yurt meadow was surveyed by a wildflower expert in June and she found 47 different species of grasses and wildflowers on a single day! As many of you will know, we try to manage the meadow to encourage wildlife and have a grass-and-wildlflower-friendly cutting regime, with different sections cut at different times.