Summertime…

The living certainly is easy with the weather we’ve had this week, with temperatures hitting 24 or 25 deg C the last couple of days. We are having to water the garden, particularly the potatoes.

The owls nesting on our wood are doing well. Guests have reported 3 babies, which have all left the nest and are fast growing up and gaining their adult feathers. Here’s one of the proud parents catching a break between feeding them a couple of weeks ago!

If you’d like to enjoy the Lakes in the summertime have a look at our home page or prices and availability page for our last minute availability.

ManestySummertime…
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The daffodils are out!

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

ManestyThe daffodils are out!
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A new wood burning stove for Manesty

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.

We hope to see you here at Manesty soon.

ManestyA new wood burning stove for Manesty
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