2017 was a very busy year – work on The Hen House began in January and was finished at the end of April and it has been an eventful first few months in our new cottage! Our first guests came to host their own wedding in the village hall and our lovely village Church. It was a delight to be a tiny part of such a special occasion for such a fabulous couple.
Highlight number two for The Hen House came in September when we had our first baby born to guests while they were staying with us for a couple of weeks and, after a short trip to the Great Western Maternity Unit, The Hen House provided a quiet base for the beautiful new little girl to settle in. We are used to new arrivals on the farm but not usually human ones!
Just before Christmas we had our annual Visit England inspection and are happy to report that The Stables maintained its 4 STAR AWARD (with 100% for cleanliness!) and The Hen House was graded as 4 STAR GOLD level accommodation. To celebrate this we are offering £50 off all breaks in the Hen House during January and February – please get in touch for availability 07884 453300.
Looking forward to 2018 we hope to be able to welcome some of you back to our little bit of Wiltshire – whilst winter is not everyones favourite time to get out and about in the countryside (and it is just a tiny little muddy here in places) there is still plenty to do. In many ways the landscape is just as beautiful in many ways with the leafless tress silhouetted against the wintery sky and we have winter visiting birds making the most of the hedgerows on the farm to add some extra interest and there’s plenty of choice for incorporating a cosy pub lunch or supper in to your walk – The Swan at Wilton, The George at Vernham Dean and the award winning Bell at Rambsury are all ideal for this.
Whatever you are up to and wherever you are as the new year begins we wish you well for 2018 and hope that we can welcome some of you back to the farm during the coming months.
Pip and James