The daffodils are out, the sky is blue and spring has sprung! Lots of other early blooms, including one lone camelia flower (lots more buds on the bush though), an arrray of different coloured heather and the end of the snowdrops which we first saw in the middle of January.
We’re now offering short breaks in all our cottages throughout March, so if you are thinking about a quick escape to the Lakes don’t hesitate to get in touch and we should be able to help you. We look forward to hearing from you. Enjoy the blue skies while they last
We’ve been busy refurbishing Manesty’s kitchen and have installed a lovely new wood burner in the old inglenook fireplace. There’s now a comfy sitting area by the fire as well as toasty underfloor heating, new tiled floor and a brand new cooker, fridge and separate freezer. It now really is the heart of the home!
We’ve also replaced Cocklety How Stable Loft’s front door. Where before there was wibbly glass and painted wood there are now lovely big glass double doors opening onto the patio. You can now see right across the valley!
We’ve had a very late spring, but the advantage has been the long bluebell and blossom displays – the best in years – and the rhododendrons have yet to peak. Our guests were blessed with glorious weather for both the long weekends in May, and the birds are nesting all over the grounds – wagtails, robins and swallows to name just those I can see from the office window! And as well as our resident tawny own, we’ve had a barn owl patrolling the field opposite Manesty.