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Visit the countryside………it’s idyllic!

The telephone rings. “Good morning, Yellingham Farm” “Oh, hello, do you take single women?” Oh no not another one! ‘Yes of course”. I replied. What ensued was the life history of a single lady called Christine. “Well you see Mrs.

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Visit RHS Rosemoor in all its glory!

Take a trip to RHS Rosemoor near Torrington at any time of the year and you are guaranteed a great day out.  Whilst it is a true plantsman’s garden there’s always plenty to keep everyone amused with workshops, children’s activities

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Snowdrops abound!

It’s the start of the snowdrop season here at Fowlescombe.  It’s always so uplifting to see a carpet of these beautiful delicate flowers declaring spring is on its way! Last year’s lambs are looking very happy and healthy.  The two

Posted in gardens, Lambs, Member Farms, Sheep

‘One of the best festivals on the planet!’ Mike Harding – starts tomorrow!!

29 July – 5 August 2016 Sidmouth FolkWeek is a unique week-long celebration of music, dance and song which takes place in the charming East Devon regency coastal resort.  It’s an absolute must in every festival goer’s annual diary.  There has been

Posted in AONB, Beach, festival, gardens, Pubs, Restaurants, Uncategorized, village show

Why not ‘take tea’ in stunning surroundings?

Set in a dramatic river gorge and surrounded by ancient woodlands, this tea room and National Trust shop are well worth a visit. The area of Watersmeet and Countisbury comprises 2,000 acres of wonderful walking country with breath-taking views and

Posted in Beach, gardens, walks, Wildlife

Why not visit Killerton House and Gardens?

Killerton House is a particularly elegant 18th century building, surrounded by eighteen acres of landscaped and parkland gardens.  They boast a wide variety of unusual trees and shrubs, collected by some of the great Victorian plant hunters. There are also

Posted in gardens, Restaurants, walks

Motorsport in stunning surroundings……

Situated in the picturesque grounds of Wiscombe House, some drivers believe that Wiscombe Park is one of the most, if not THE most, challenging hill in the national championship.  Once you have witnessed the drivers fighting their machines through the

Posted in gardens, Member Farms, motorsports, village show, vintage cars

Beautiful Bicton beckons!

Spanning nearly 300 years of horticultural history, these magnificent Grade 1 listed gardens are set in Devon’s picturesque Otter Valley, between the ancient city of Exeter and England’s Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site. The superbly landscaped park combines 18th century

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Spotlight on Clovelly

Clovelly is a unique village once owned by the Queen of England and, from the Elizabethan era until the present day, it has been in private ownership.  This has ensured it has preserved its original atmosphere.  Clinging to a 400

Posted in Beach, Boats, Donkeys, gardens, Pubs, Restaurants

Little Comfort Farm Diary

This week, we have taken a lovely blog post from one of our farms, Little Comfort Farm, who recently held a charity open garden day. You can read all about it here… We were blessed with one of those wonderful,

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