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!!

“Good To Go”

After all this time in Lockdown we are happy to say we are “Good to Go” and look forward to welcoming you to stay at Hicks Farm!

The “Good to Go” scheme means that we have followed government and industry Covid-19 guidelines to put in place a process to maintain cleanliness and aid social distancing.

Following a careful risk assessment we have decided to leave 72 hours between guests leaving and the next guests arriving in each of our properties. This will give the houses time to rest and then we can go in and clean to our usual high standards with extra sanatizing of key places.

A rota for us of the swimming pool is in place with sanatizing between each session. Everyone can enjoy the leisure facilities in the knowledge that their welfare has been carefully considered.

Obviously some things have changed – we can only accept bookings from 2 households in each property (a support bubble counts as one household) and this will be in place until the Government rules change.

If you book for a holiday with us in the future, say next year, and you are more than 2 households then we can re-assess your booking 8 weeks prior to your arrival. At that stage we can either move your holiday or refund your deposit if the Covid-19 rules have not changed.

Let us think positive and look forward to life returning to normality for everyone very soon.