Friday, March 17, 2017

I thought I'd share this montage of images which I think sums up the farm experience pretty well.

What's missing on here is piglets, I am currently on a mission to find a couple of weaners (piglets) which is making me feel very warm inside.  Pigs really are the sweetest animals to have on the farm, they will happily clear bits of rough ground, gobble up vegetable trimmings from the garden and are happy and friendly to the extreme.

So if you happen to have a couple of rare-breed piglets ready to go to a new home do get in touch!

Saturday, January 14, 2017

NEW #SurfBerridon breaks this May

Make 2017 the year that you finally master surfing with a special watersports break in the west country.

The new special couples surfing break at Berridon Farm offers three nights (arrive Friday, leave Monday) in a frontier style cabin with cosy wood-burning stove and a surfing lesson on both the Saturday and the Sunday, complete with wetsuit and surfboard hire.

Surfing lessons are taken on the beautiful sandy beaches of Bude in North Cornwall, just a short drive from the farm.

By the end of the weekend you should both be able to catch a wave and be confident enough to tackle the surf together.

#SurfBerridon breaks take place every weekend during May 2017 at a cost of £450 for two to include accommodation, two two hour surf lessons per person and Sunday breakfast in the Barn.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Group bookings

Our first bookings every year are for groups who want the whole camp site.  We have a group who are returning for their fourth consecutive weekend this summer, as friends scatter this is their one chance to catch up and see their children continue their friendships through the generations.

For groups the pull is having the entire site to hang out on, lots of space for impromptu frisbee or swingball tournaments and switching off the phones and turning on the chatter of friendship.

Every cabin now has a firepit outside for campfires into the night.  And the wood burning pizza oven can be used for a big communal dinner in the barn.  We've also got a couple of big birthday parties booked in - we love helping people celebrate their special days!

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

back to the blog!

I have so neglected the blog but have made it my new year's resolution to document life on the farm!

We're busy here getting ready for the new season doing the fun stuff such as choosing blankets, researching lighting and confirming bookings for the year ahead.

All of these things are done while indoors as the weather has been misty and damp outside for the last few days.

Sunday, June 2, 2013

The perfect Saturday...

Dave's birthday... BBQ on the beach... getting wet in the sea... village cider and pasty walk in the early evening, a walk around the outskirts of the village with farms providing essential cider stops along the way!

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Another sunny day

It's not nice to crow, however it was hard yesterday when speaking to friends in London moaning about the rain and generally grim weather when I was sat here...
The photo was taken from the terrace of Life's A Beach, a café overlooking the beach at Bude.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Bude bank holiday weekend

It was a low low tide this Sunday in Bude, and this coupled with the amazing sunshine saw the beach swarmed with folk.  Some people clustered around the high tide mark, marking their territory with windbreaks...

While the rest of the wide golden sandy beach was much emptier...