Category Archives: News & Recommendations

Thanksgiving Dinner

We had fun setting up a guests Thanksgiving Dinner last week, so here are a few images (turkey and pumpkin pie followed) !

Witches & Ghouls

Halloween usually coincides with Half Term so that’s our excuse for going overboard with the spooks…….

Capturing Summer

A guest wrote this  while staying here with friends during the lazy hazy days of last summer…

” through infinite blue

a thousand bird songs swirl

luscious lazy June

a bee sucks pollen

buzzes hastily onward

I sit easy by my friend

papers flap their news

blooms of summer are sweeter

wine, cool in the mouth

wind stirs in the high ash”

Baby Love

We are more than happy to provide travel cots, high chairs and stair gates on request. You are also free to request any or all of the following (but advance request appreciated! ):-

plastic plates, bowls & beakers, toddler bibs, steriliser, plug-in baby monitor, baby bath, bathtime toys, non-slip bath mat, night light, nappy bin, potty, trainer seat, changing mat, baby toiletries and baby wipes.

 

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The new orchard

Although only planted 20 months ago the trees are bearing fruit!

Antiques Trail

The VisitWaveneyValley website has a new Antiques Trail covering local market towns. Worth checking out and downloading if antiques/vintage/retro is your thing!

https://visitwaveneyvalley.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Antiques-Trail.pdf

And don’t forget the various antique street markets in the area over the summer. For example, Bungay Antiques Far Sunday 22nd  July and the stupendously successful fair at Halesworth on Sunday 26th August.

Festival Fringe Event at Belle Grove

This one off Fringe Event of the 2019  Aldeburgh Food & Drink Festival is ONLY taking place on Sunday 29th September,  providing a unique opportunity to savour the finest local brekkie ingredients here in the 5* environs of Belle Grove.

If you’ve already heard of the Fry Up Police  you’ll know they started as something of a mischievous social media phenomenon but have emerged as the online authority on Full English breakfasts –  when it comes to traditional fry ups, their overriding ethos is to source topnotch local .

For this event FUP is offering its new and superlative All Day Breakfast Buns * The entrance charge of £5 pp is redeemable against the bun as described below…. 

* Penny Bun Bakehouse buns will be filled with a choice of the finest locally sourced free range bacon from Blythburgh Pork or award-winning sausage patties from Archers Butchers or  Low Farm eggs,  together with gorgeously melty cheese, fried onions and ‘baconnaise’. You can always have the lot in one bun for an extra £1!

There’ll be plenty of seating to allow you to enjoy the unique award-winning surroundings as well as a stylish Maharajah tent to provide protection from the sun or drizzle, depending!

Some more information here.

Operation Turtle Dove

Turtle Doves are in steep decline – their population fell by 95% between 1967 and 2012. One reason for this is the lack of seed food on farmland in the summer.

The turtle dove is a summer visitor arriving in late April and leaving in September. Without the right habitat and food source, it can’t maximise its’ possible 3 broods a year. They are on the ‘Red List’ of conservation concern. https://www.bto.org/our-science/publications/psob

Such populations as exist are mostly found in East Anglia so we’re really lucky to have not one but two pairs of turtle doves at opposite ends of the site. One can hear their gentle purring call in the mornings and evenings. The RSPB is  kindly providing exactly the right food/seed for them by way of encouragement.

https://www.rspb.org.uk/our-work/conservation/projects/operation-turtle-dove/