Supermoon Night Walk with Dixe Wills!
Having run a couple of Night Walk events in 2012 and 2013, we're going one better this year, taking advantage of a "supermoon" in September (when the moon is slightly closer to the Earth and can seem up to 14% larger and 30% brighter). Suffolk is great walking country and if you haven't been out for a night walk, then it's definitely worth factoring this event into your plans for the year (especially if one of your New Year's Resolutions was to enjoy new experiences!).
Yurt Gift Vouchers
Give something different this Christmas! We're offering Gift Vouchers for Christmas (or for any other time...). Choose a minimum of a two-night break in any of the yurts and pay the usual price - we'll create a lovely Christmas gift voucher to send you for presenting to a loved one as an extra special present. And upon arrival at Ivy Grange Farm, they'll get a special welcome with a bottle of chilled Prosecco to enjoy at their leisure. We can post the vouchers right up until the last posting date, so don't worry if you've left it late!
Planning an engagement, celebrating a honeymoon or anniversary or just want to re-kindle the romance? In its short life (3 years and counting) Barn Owl Yurt has proved to be the perfect romantic retreat for couples and so we've decided to create a new Romantic Break package for 2014.
Pizza Oven Course
We're just back from a one-day course in Fleggburgh in Norfolk (just an hour's drive) run by Kate Edwards, learning how to build a pizza oven from cob. There was a great group of us and we had a lovely time learning all about cob and making the oven (we decided to add a dragon design to the oven, though I'm not sure how dragon-like it is!).
Our fun Full Moon Night Walk
With a heavy cloud-covering all day on Saturday, we were quietly resigned to a night walk without the benefit of the moon or stars as our group of 7 night walkers gathered for a campfire supper of chilli and jacket potatoes. Fully equipped with torches, flasks and maps, we climbed aboard Neal's Minibus and set off into the dusk for the start of the adventure!
Aldeburgh Food and Drink Festival
All you foodies out there, take note of the Aldeburgh Food and Drink Festival coming up later in September. There's masses to see and do as well as a vibrant fringe festival (yes really) with events taking place throughout the whole of East Suffolk which is earning a great reputation as a foodie haven.
The best of the lovely warm sunshine is in the East of England and it's glorious! The evenings are warm, the sunsets are gorgeous - perfect campfire conditions. The schools have gone back and we have availability in some of the yurts and Bell Tent this week (Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday nights 3rd/4th/5th September). If you fancy making the most of our lovely summer (the sea is still lovely and warm) then get your orders in now. We're keen to see them go, so we're offering a 25% discount on bookings - minimum 2 night stay.
Our lovely Bell Tent guests, Tom and Kirsty, cooked up a storm on their BonFire tripod over the campfire and they sent us some photos of the things they'd cooked - courgettes from the field, chives in the omlette from the herb bed, cherries and raspberries (first time we've managed to keep any cherries from the pigeons!) and wilted spinach and new potatoes from the veg beds. The SoulPad Bell Tent is proving a hit with our guests and we've been really pleased to have it up this year; it's been a bit of an experiment and one that we're very pleased with.
Late Availability in Bell Tent!
Just a quick up-date in the very busy summer season! All the yurts are full for August, but we have 5 nights free in Bell Tent from this Sunday (11th). The forecast is looking good and Bell Tent is beautifully equipped for the best of under-canvas experiences, complete with BonFire tripod, dutch oven (stewpot) grill and coffee pot/kettle - have a look at the photos on our Gallery to whet your appetite. Our minimum stay is 2 nights, so if you want to come, get your skates on!
Full Moon Night Walk event
We're really looking forward to our Night Walk event in September! Travel Journalist and author Dixe Wills is joining us here at Ivy Grange Farm to introduce our yurt guests to the delights of Night Walking. We're taking advantage of the Full Moon for a fun 8 mile walk round the local lanes, footpaths, shoreline and estuaries.