Saturday 9th November 2013
We have a glut of apples at the moment and the pigs have been loving eating them. We realised they were guzzling so many that they were getting drunk...they are now on rations!
New Baby Alpaca
Thursday 29th August 2013
Thisbe, our female alpaca, gave birth to a boy today. His name is Hugo and he is already running all over the field with his big brother, Boris.
Old Barn Hot Tub
Monday 1st July 2013
Guests enjoying the Old Barn hot tub, fantastic view and sunshine
Sunday 30th June 2013
Our alpacas have just come back from having their annual hair cut and we can now see what colour last year's babies are. Boris is a lovely chestnut colour just like his Father and Sirius is jet black like his Father. All of them as usual look like disjointed piles of twiglets and very small. The big tough Father of most of them, as usual had hysterics when they sheared him; he really is naughty.
Five Stars and a Gold Award for the Old Barn
Wednesday 19th June 2013
We are delighted to have been awarded a National gold Award from Quality in Tourism for all our houses and cottages. We have kept all our star ratings and our new house The Old Barn has been given the 5* that we were aiming for.
Sunday 19th May 2013
We have had some wonderful pictures sent by a family who were here a few weeks ago and have decided to share them as they are such happy photos. What we particularly like are the ones taken in the games room as they show how much fun they were all having. It indicates what a success the new games room has been and we are delighted that we took the plunge and had one built.
New Names for the Alpacas
Sunday 14th April 2013
The delightful children who stayed last week have renamed our alpacas Spit and Frisbee! Much better than the originals (Pyramus and Thisbe)!
Combe Martin - Excellent for Holiday Homes
Wednesday 27th March 2013
Combe Martin has been named by the Times newspaper as one of the nicest places in the country to have a holiday home. It specifically mentions it is quiet and unspoilt with idyllic country walks, traditional pubs and an uncrowded beach. To which we must add that Combe Martin beach has fantastic rock pools. We are so pleased that our village has been chosen.
Woolacombe - Best Beach in England
Sunday 24th March 2013
It's official; one of North Devon's beaches is the best beach in England and the fifth best in Europe. Woolacombe beach which is one of our local beaches has been voted the best beach in England. It is with Putsborough beach, 2 miles of soft golden sands with a very shallow slope into the sea. It is backed with attractive sand dunes and at either end, at popular times of year, there are life guards. There are also surfing schools and equipment hire shops in the village of Woolacombe. The surf depending on where you go along the beach, and the weather, can very a lot from good for beginners to challenging.
Male Animal Field
Friday 22nd March 2013
The "bad boy's" field has been created so now our naughty male animals can't pester either visitors or other animals. This means guests can now wander freely with more animals (our friendly alpacas and our lovely female goat) and see the boys behind a fence.
New Photos of the Old Barn & Playroom / Games Room
Thurday 6th March 2013
Chris, our wonderful photographer, came and spent the day with us taking the photographs for our new house "The Old Barn". We got them today and are delighted with them as they show the Old Barn to perfection. We have now put them on the website as well as the photographs of our new play room. We managed to get people in action in the play room and were so pleased that guests were happy to perform.
Children's Playroom and Games Room
Monday 18th February 2013
Our chidren's playroom / games room is now open. We also have a table football arriving this Thursday. Children are already loving the soft play area.
Watch Coulscott's Wallabies
Sunday 17th February 2013
We managed to take a couple of films of our wallabies jumping around - they look amazing.
Wallabies at Coulscott
Monday 4th February 2013
The wallabies have landed!! We collected our pair of wallabies today and let them out into the enclosure.The poor things are very nervous but have been feeding from the breeder's hand so we can expect them to do the same here when they settle. They are an extraordinary sight bounding over a Devon hillside and can bounce really high. They are called Max and Matilda.
Sunrday 3rd February 2013
We have been trying for years to find toys to entertain our pigs with. We couldn't find any in this country so we've given then some old buoys to play with. They are loving them and even take some of them in to their house at night and bury them in straw!
New Frozen Meals
Friday 1st February 2013
We have ordered a large number of frozen meals from "Cook" for the start of the season. The 31 different items cover main courses, side dishes, puddings and children' meals. We have never had meals for Children before and will be interested to see if they are popular.
Old Barn - New Hot Tub
Tuesday 1st January 2013
We have just had a fabulous new hot tub delivered to the Old Barn. It is on the decking and has a stunning view down the valley.