Reason Hill a Working Farm

Wolsey Lodges on working farms

There’s nothing like staying on a working farm to let you reconnect with the natural world, and they’re at their best – and busiest – at harvest time. Sync yourself to the seasons with these stays on working farms. Start in the South. Reason Hill is a wonderful Kentish farm of vineyards and orchards just […]

Trevigue Farm and private beach by the sea

New Wolsey Lodges – by the sea

This year is set to bring us a summer in which many of us re-discover the delights of holidays at home – and there is nothing more British than a traditional B&B. Britain and Ireland, as islands, have more coastline per square mile than most other countries, and surprising stretches are completely unspoiled. Here we […]

The Garden at Manor House

Manor House’s Garden Guide

The garden at Manor House Farm is something to experience. Open every year as part of the National Garden Scheme, it has received the Conservation Award and numerous other accolades and it’s easy to see why. Covering four acres, the garden offers a series of different spaces which surround the wisteria-covered house on three sides. You might […]

Garden Guide to Broadgate House

Broadgate House’s Garden Guide

With this garden guide I always think the great advantage of Broadgate House is its’ remarkable setting. An enormous vista of sea and sand spread out below on the Duddon Estuary and then equally wonderful fell views particularly up to the great bulk of Black Coombe. I always think of the garden as a rainbow – […]

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Firgrove Garden Guide

Firgrove Country House is set on a sloping site of approximately 2 acres. The gardens encircle Firgrove with outlooks over farm fields, woodland and The Vale of Clwyd with The Clwydian range of hills to the east. A variety of large trees and shrubs has helped to create gardens within the garden, with lots of […]

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Elm Grove’s Garden Guide

Elm Grove is located in 20 acres of gardens, lawns and fields – with a large number of trees and shrubs, all excellent habitat for birds and wildlife of all types. There are lots of flowers around but it’s not a very manicured garden: apart from the tennis court and croquet lawn we tend to allow […]

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Scottish Saunters, Irish Adventures and Wanders in Wales

Start in Scotland. While English footpaths are enshrined by tradition, and vigorously defended by dog-walkers and ramblers, in Scotland there is something called the Scottish Outdoor Access Code. This allows anyone to walk anywhere they choose so long as it’s not a garden or a commercial property. This confers, if anything, even greater rights. Take Blervie […]


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