The Grotto

Solar lit grotto entrance We wanted to make it as easy as possible for guests to get in and out of the site,  So we have created a new, sep entrance for you which also has some excellent wildlife benefits! The area is called the Grotto and it minimises the number of gates our guests […]

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NEW – camping at Brackenwood

Yes, we are offering camping! So for those of you who want the Brackenwood experience but prefer a life under canvas, we can do that. We have set aside a level, well-drained area, specifically for camping use and we are offering 5 tent pitches for hire. We are even offering a pre-pitched tent option for

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You asked, we listened

We always ask our guests to tell us if there is anything they would like to see here, or something that they think would make their stay better and to be honest, most of our guests could think of nothing that we hadn’t already thought of. But we did have a few suggestions: • Slip on

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Our Luxury Eco-toiletries

We want all of our guests to have a wonderfully pampered time here, but we also want to make sure that we minimise any impact on the health of the land and the resident wildlife. As a part of that, we needed to provide eco-friendly toiletries for our guests to use and those toiletries had

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NEW – stoat wall

We were given some very practical advice by a local Naturalist on what to do on the land to benefit existing and encourage new wildlife. One of the suggestions he gave us was to build a stoat wall. Somewhere that the resident stoats can live safely and also a place that will create nesting sites

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We have some resident bats here, they came out of hibernation a few weeks ago and can now be seen ‘zipping’ around the house and barns at dusk. They are Pipistrelle (Soprano) bats (we think!) and we currently have a number nesting in our roof at the main house. – We are actually really happy

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The first signs of summer

The first swallows have arrived back here at Brackenwood. To us, that’s the first sign that summer really is on the way. They come back every year and nest in the barn and the wood store. If there’s space, their offspring will return as well and if they don’t like the look of it or

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