August late availability!
We've got a couple of slots in late August for anyone who hasn't managed to get away or needs a refresh before back to work/school. Barn Owl (great for a coupl or family of 3) is available from Tuesday 30th for 2 nights and Swallow (couple/family of 3) is free from Tuesday 30th for 3 nights. After that, it's mid-week gaps only in September until Friday 16th - we've had a weekend cancellation in Woodpecker so that's now available for our Full Moon Walk on the Saturday night (fab if you haven't tried one!).
Look at this amazing pink grasshopper that we found in the meadow at the weekend. It's a very rare creature indeed and we were very excited to spot it. It feels as though our work on developing the meadow habitat is paying dividends this year, with the barn owl regularly seen hunting voles, the swallows nesting for the first time on the gable end of the barn and now a pink grasshopper.
The Shepherd's Hut
We are very excited to have taken delivery of our new Shepherd's Hut. It will replace Woodpecker yurt for the 2017 season, which is being retired to a Portuguese mountain to live out its final years, having given excellent service. The Shepherd's Hut will sleep a family of 4 (children under 12) and Yellowhammer becomes our new family of 5 yurt.
Late availability in Barn Owl Yurt - sorry, now booked!
Our late availability July slot has now booked I'm afraid, next availability in any of the yurts is in Barn Owl (great for a couple or family of 3) from 28th August. You can book here if these dates work for you.
Wine Lovers' Break
June Full Moon Walk
What a fabulous Full Moon Walk we had on the summer solstice! A lovely group of people and a wonderfully clear, warm, evening after a solid morning of heavy rain. Walking from the Coastguard's Cottages on Dunwich Cliff Tops, we crossed the heath, cut through Minsmere (and had a look at the bird life from the Island Meare Hide) across to the Sluice and then back up the beach to the sight of the moon reflected on the water. As we were celebrating not only the solstice but also Nick's 60th Birthday (on that day) we finished with a glass of Champagne and toasted life! What could be better?
Spring Special Offer
Spring has gone to our heads and you can be the beneficiary! From today, we're offering an extra night free when you book to stay 3 or more nights during the week (any time from Sunday night to Thursday night inclusive) right till the end of June. We couldn't make it easier for you either - just go online and book for 4 or 5 nights and your free night will be calculated automatically. Looking forward to seeing lots of you here soon! And what lovely weather....
April's Full Moon Walk Saturday 23rd
Fancy walking by the light of the full moon? Come and stay for the weekend of 22/23 April and join one of our full moon walks, always fun and a wonderful experience. In April we're planning a walk along the Blyth Estuary, always a treat but especially so in spring, when we're hoping that the newly arrived nightingales will be serenading us as we walk. The walk will be 5-6 miles, over fairly level terrain and suitable for anyone of reasonable fitness, you'll just need stout walking shoes and suitable clothing.
April's Full Moon Walk Saturday 23rd
Come and join us on Saturday 23 April for a walk by the Blyth Estuary - a beautiful spot at any time of the year but very special in late April, when we're hoping that we will be serenaded by the nightingales, just arrived to spend their summer here! The walk will be 5-6 miles, across fairly level terrain and suitable for anyone who's reasonably fit. We'll set off at dusk and are usually out for 3 hours, sometimes wth a pub involved! Yurt guests are always welcome to come along and we still have some availability for that weekend!
Putting up a Mongolian yurt
We've had a great March, putting up the yurts again with help from friends and family! There's always great interest from guests about how the yurts are constructed - Woodpecker, our traditional Mongolian, is the largest and we thought you might enjoy some photos of the process! Paul Jackson and Adele Goodchild helped with Woodpecker (always easier with 4 people for this bigger yurt) and the photos are courtesy of Adele (with thanks!).