Category Archives: Blog

Tips for creating a coastal garden

Being situated in Somerset means there’s plenty of sea breeze, sand and summer sunshine to be had on the coast, writes our gardening expert and top chef, John. Great if you’re a tourist visiting the area or you’re simply going for a walk along the seafront and enjoying the view but for people with gardens […]

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Tasting dinner to raise funds for charity

We’re helping raise funds for invaluable conservation and access projects on the moor by hosting a special tasting dinner evening here on Thursday, April 4. Our John will be cooking up a special menu for our diners to enjoy using locally sourced ingredients. Dishes include baked Capricorn goat’s cheese with herb crumb and balsamic infused […]

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Watch the birdies

At this time of year, the birds who visit our garden rely heavily on the food we provide. It can mean the difference between life and death during the colder weather, so we’re keen to support our feathered friends who eat up many of the pests that attack our GYO crops during the spring and […]

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Valentine’s offer celebrating 150th anniversary of Lorna Doone

Fancy taking your Valentine to Exmoor to enjoy its rugged beauty this February? Book a trip to us and marvel at the same breath-taking scenery that inspired the writer Richard Doddridge Blackmore 150 years ago to create his famous lovers Lorna Doone and John Ridd. We’re offering a two-night post Valentine’s Day weekend package from […]

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Sign up for the garden gym this New Year

Gardening is the perfect way to improve your fitness levels. As well as your physical well-being, it’s also great for your mental health says our gardening gourmet, chef and co-owner, John. As humans, we’re conditioned to be outdoors. There is evidence to show that contact with nature calms us, grounds us and washes away the […]

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Things to do on Exmoor in January and February

Although we’re not open this month, there are still lots of things to do here on Exmoor. So, if you’re in the area, then how about visiting one of these events below or waiting until February and booking in for a break with us? Discover Exmoor’s Trees in Winter Something for those who love the […]

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Stay with us and visit Snowdrop Valley

There’s a magical place on Exmoor that everyone should visit in the spring time and that’s the Avill Valley, also known at this time of year as ‘Snowdrop Valley’. The area near Cutcombe is carpeted with snowdrops – the delicate symbol of hope and the official sign that spring has arrived on the Moor. There […]

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