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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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Field gate with sign to RSPB Chapel Wood.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

We would like to wish everyone reading this a Merry Christmas, we hope that you enjoy the festive break.  Being near to Woolacombe we will be heading to the beach on Christmas Day for a long morning walk with the dogs, the turkey and trimmings will come later in the day. We are going to the Woolacombe Carol Service this evening, Sunday.  We don't take guests at this time of year so even those of you that have been several times won't have seen a morning like this at Spreacombe although you will have walked through the gate to our ponds or the RSPB wood on many occassions. We hope you like the...

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