With Spring and Summer in mind, Camilla and I were thinking of all the lovely beach days we had last year with the family. We are so blessed with the surrounding beaches, bays and coves on our doorstep, that we thought we’d mention our favourites. Today it’s Bigbury…
Bigbury looking West
With it’s sandy beaches, lots of space and panoramic views, Bigbury has such a lot of variety that you could visit every day for a week and still be finding a fresh view or a new aspect to love about it.
- Burgh Island, with it’s famous Art Deco hotel, Gastro-pub and summit picnic area, is simply charming – and reachable either as a walk across the beach at low-tide, or by a ride on the famous, and slightly bizarre, Sea Tractor at high-tide! It’s a great place to come to spread out, to have a swim, or get active with the family as there is good sand-castle sand!
We know Christmas has past but we just wanted to show you a quick picture of Granary in all its Christmas glory after its fantastic make-over.
The sitting room in Granary Cottage
More pictures to follow of the hard work we have been doing in 2013 to upgrade and revamp our lovely cottages.
Make the festive period really special this year with a stay with us here at Flear Farm. All our guests will be treated to the following:
- A sumptous festive hamper filled with local delights, along with a bottle of Champagne and Christmas cake to get you going!
- The cottages will be made all the more cosy by locally sourced real Christmas trees decorated classically with fairy lights and all the trimmings.
- Our Playbarn Wendy House is to be transformed into a Christmas Grotto where Santa will pay a visit on Christmas eve for all those who have been good this year.
Along side these extra treats you simply have the wealth of facilities and beauty of Flear that simply cannot be found elsewhere.
Festive Fizz on us.
A big thanks to all the families staying at Flear this Half-Term holiday for coming to our Bonfire and Fireworks display, it was lots of fun!
The evening started with the Bonfire, using old wood and timber collected around the Estate, with Mulled wine for the grown-ups and glow bracelets for the kids.
First the Bonfire…
Once the Bonfire was roaring nicely it was time to unleash the Fireworks Display!
….Then the Fireworks!
With trick-or-treating, pumpkins galore and lots of excitement, our families had lots of fun this Halloween with an excellent effort put in by all!
Stables cottage makeover.
Lighting of the pumpkin line up.
The efforts from the pumpkin carving competition.
The Playbarn received a visit from witches, bats, spiders and of course pumpkins…
Enter if you dare.
One of our wicked witches guarding the Wendy house.
A cat-bat, lizard in wellies and undead 70’s throw back = our modern family.
Finally, A huge thank you to all the families who made this week so special!
We have 2 short break options available for this half term:
The Stalls is available between: Fri 25th Oct. to Thurs 31st Oct.
Quarry Cottage is available from: Monday 28th Oct.
Minimum 3 nights, please contact us to discuss dates and price…
We are gearing up to a fun half-term week here at Flear Farm.
As Halloween is in the air the Play Barn will have a spooky makeover and trick or treating will be encouraged. Pumpkins have been bought, we are trying to ignore the sweets in the draw and Roo already has a costume!
We are also bringing forward bonfire night and planning a big bonfire in the pony paddock with a mini fireworks display.
All of these these events are optional but we hope community spirit will prevail and everyone will mix and mingle creating a fun and festive autumn half term.
As it is the season we have spent a lot of time blackberry picking along our very own Blackberry Lane! Named so because of the winding terraces of blackberry bushes that lead up from our lower filed towards Flear House.
Roo all set to eat all the blackberries.
Barney counting the blackberries.
Thats a lot of jam!
Our guests are joining us in the picking and there are still many thousands to be had. For those who cannot come on holiday at this time, we are making lots of jam to put in the cottages over the next few months (until it runs out…)
On a clear day you get this view of Salcombe and the sea as you drive down our lane from East Allington.
Looking South towards the sea.