Monthly Archives: June 2014

Win an ‘Experience’ !

Belle Grove is one of Alistair Sawday’s  ‘Special Escapes’ and now’s a chance to win a holiday through them if you share your favourite stay experience. (Naturally we hope that it will have been here at Belle Grove!)

53d83580-100d-47b1-93c0-d28aabd80190You and a friend could enjoy a Sawday’s Special Experience – a night in London, 3 nights in Lyon, and 2 nights in Bergerac, travelling with Eurostar (+ set of their latest guidebooks, (signed by Alastair) and a copy of their Pubs & Inns iPhone app + lunch at a Sawday’s pub). The prize winner will be picked at random from everyone who nominates their favourite Sawday’s place. It’s a breeze to enter: 1. Nominate your favourite place 2. Share your special memories 3. Send a photo of your experience

Just go to this link


Phosphorescence  is Mid-Summer Concert featuring the acclaimed musician Roger Eno (brother of Brian)  in collaboration with musician Jon Goddard on  Saturday 21st June at the beguilingly beautiful  church  here at  Westhall. Roger’s compositions are atmospheric and engaging and he is coming up with some great original stuff for this event.

The concert is the culmination of a week in which the works of artist Gill Dove will be on display in the church between 12 noon and 8pm.

See which  gives loads more information about the  musicians, artist and venue and from where tickets can be bought, as well as locally. 

The concert starts at 6.30pm but ticketholders are welcome to arrive from 6pm to wander with drink in hand listening to the church bells or looking at the art installations.



Ducks ahoy

IMG_1695I’m pleased to report that our ‘floating duck pavilion’ has been colonised and 9 ducklings have made their appearance.  20140602_094857_resized_1 (1)We just have to hope that mother duck is canny enough to keep them on the duck island at night otherwise the farm cats will have have them, alas. We’ll try and do a daily count…