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.
Bantham beach, which is only 20 minutes from Flear, is situated at the mouth of the river Avon, just South East of Bigbury on Sea. It is fantastically easy to get to, with lots of parking, and makes an excellent family beach with perfect sand for making castles and shallow pools for smaller children.
We arrived about 4pm to miss the extreme heat and have a play and a picnic, which worked wonders as many of the day’s beach-goers had already left.
Looking up the beach towards the dry, soft sand.
North West along the beach is the headland leading to Bigbury on Sea.
Roo enjoying a wander.
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Hopping in the car with the family after lunch and going a different direction from Flear this time took us South East to East Portlemouth and then on to the fabulous Mill Bay.
The Salcombe Ferry does shuttle between East Portlemouth beach and Salcombe.
Looking across the bay from East Portlemouth to the rolling hills beyond…
Another five minutes further round the coast brings you to Mill Bay, owned and beautifully maintained by the National Trust. The Sandy beach is enclosed by woodland with stunning views out to the mouth of the estuary. One of our guests summed it up today as “bliss”, and we think that about covers it.
Looking from the water up the beach to the woodland beyond
The wooded rock face sheltering the Bay
View from the top of the sand to the water with Salcombe rambling on the opposite bank
The National Trust has kept Mill Bay looking so beautiful and unspoilt. The car parks are shaded in the surrounding woodland.
How to find our beaches:
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