In front of the farmhouse is a delightful large, walled garden, enclosing cottage garden borders. Enjoy afternoon tea on the arbour or simply sit on the lawn and watch the butterflies drinking nectar or listen to the bird song. Sit under the holly tree in the scented garden, on a warm summers evening, and breathe in the heady fragrance of roses, honeysuckle and jasmine.
We have twice won The Amber Valley “Best Kept” competition for most decorative hotel/guest house in the area, and in addition to the walled garden, we have re-planted the old orchard with a variety of fruit trees including apple, pear, plum, gooseberry and blackcurrant. Here you will find our trio of Kune Kune pigs, Wilma, Betty and Pebbles. Why not tempt them out of their cosy ‘pigloo’ with a fallen apple from the orchard or a left over peice of toast from breakfast.
Another feature, extremely popular with our guests, the Koi pond, is situated by the entrance to the farmhouse, and contains several large colourful fish. Alongside the pond is a series of stone trough cascades, upon which float delicate waterlillies. These troughs also provide accommodation for a large family of common newts.