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bluebells in the sun , near Woolacombe

Retreat, relax, reflect

One of my favourite poems at the moment by William Henry Davies ,   if you press the "read more" button it will be properly formatted.                                                                                                                                                                                     WHAT is this life if, full of care, We have no time to stand and stare?— No time to stand beneath the boughs, And stare as long as sheep and cows: No time to see, when woods we pass, Where squirrels hide their nuts in grass: No time to see, in broad daylight, Streams full of stars,...

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Hand feeding a sheep in the field near to Woolacombe

Lambing over Easter

Whilst are holiday cottages are unusually empty (in line with the Government guidelines), the front field is as happening as Spreacombe ever gets.  We have 50 ewes that we are expecting to lamb over April and with this exceptionally good weather we have decided to lamb outside this year.  We are regularly checking the field, the neighbours are texting me if they see any action from their windows and James and I are both on hand to rush outside when needed.  Our previous guests will know that we don’t plan to bottle feed our lambs and don’t therefore offer animal petting  to guests but Lulu...

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Blue sky, beech trees and the driveway to Spreacombe.

Blue Sky

The words of the ELO song come to mind today, Mr. Blue Sky and it's amazing the difference that blue sky makes. Looking upwards today, a bit of sun on my face, seeing the ancient beech trees on the driveway, with the grass looking a bit greener in Orchard Field, the sound of the odd bird,  and the world seems a better place. Those of you that visit will recognise the spot, I'm on the driveway looking back towards Braunton.  Orchard field is through the gate, Potters Wood in the background alongside the Kitchen Field (so named because I got part ownership of a new field instead of a kitchen).

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New sofa wrapped up for self catering cottage near to Woolacombe

Preparing to open

Forget about storm Dennis and think about the next holiday season - we are.    Will your next break at Spreacombe be walking through the bluebells in the woods, watching the lambs in our fields, (lambing is mid-April this year) or are you likely to want a summer break, maybe time to relax at Woolacombe Beach? As you read this Rob the electrician is just completing our 5 year fixed wiring tests, our annual Visit England quality audit is booked, I have someone lined up to do some paintwork and the booking sheet is starting to fill up.  The picture gives a sneaky preview to our latest indoor...

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