It’s been a long time!

Where has this year gone?

Covid-19 has been with us for so long it has become a way of life to keep your distance from everyone and in some cases lead a hermitic life. Slowly now we see a return to people getting out and about again to meet up with family and friends.

Whilst we have not been able to have guests here we have been busy and built two BBQ cabins.

The smaller cabin in the garden of Rose Cottage is perfect for indoor BBQing all year round – so no worrying about the weather forecast during your stay!

Our larger cabin has a BBQ and also a DIY bar area complete with bar fridge, glasses, crockery and cutlery. This cabin will seat everyone from both properties and has a fenced outside sitting area. It is located a short walk/drive away from the Pool Barn enjoying views of Harley’s Mountain.

So next time you visit enjoy a BBQ in the dry!

The Large BBQ cabin with DIY bar
The DIY bar area

Memories of Tango and Tizer

Tango leaves us.

Sadly Tango died suddenly this week. He was nearly 17 years old.

Tizer & Tango, two delightful kittens came to live with us in July 2004. They were a lively pair, as with all brothers buddies one minute & fighting the next.

When Tizer died a few years ago Tango was lost. But then he seemed to have a new energy and became a constant companion whether outside in the garden or curled up by the Rayburn – always a favourite spot for both of the cats as you can see from the picture!

We miss his grumpy countenance but loving attention- we have enjoyed his company as part of the family for so long.

We buried him next to Tizer and of course their friend Kim our wonderful sheep dog.

Test in peace Tango.

Happy Christmas!

What a roller coaster this pandemic has provided for the festive season.

Christmas is not quite the same this year for everyone.

This is the first year since we opened Hicks Farm Holidays in 1992 that we will not be sharing our Christmas with any guests staying here on the farm (not even family!!).

Instead of cutting down three Christmas trees we have only had to cut down one – the others will still be there for next year.

Hope you have a safe Christmas wherever you are.

|Second BBQ cabin is being built

The Second Wave….

Everyone must be feeling the same – when will this pandemic end.

We are very lucky that we have been able to find jobs to do on the farm and in the properties to keep us busy when we cannot have guests.

The BBQ cabins were always planned for this year. So, like the pandemic we too are in the second wave with the building of the mega sized cabin!

When we are able to have large groups come to stay here they can enjoy BBQing inside whatever the weather.

And…. to add to the atmosphere we have created a bar area (with beer fridge!) so you can bring your own drinks and enjoy a “pub” like meeting place on the farm. If you don’t want to cook on the BBQ you can just enjoy the charcoals burning like an indoor fire-pit and warm your toes with a glass of your favourite tipple.

We have some dog proof fencing to put up and then 42,000litres of bark to spread around the hut too – so a bit to do but we are getting there!

Watch this space!!