EXPERIENCE THE JOYS OF LAMBING FIRST HAND ON A PREMIER COTTAGE BREAK
Staying on a farm during lambing season can be a magical experience and Premier Cottages (www.premiercottages.co.uk), has a range of breaks that offer families the chance view lambs up close and even watch them being born.
Beacon Hill Farm, Northumberland
Situated between the magnificent Northumbrian coastline and the Northumberland National Park and the Cheviot Hills, Beacon Hill Farm is a 350-acre farm offering plenty of opportunities to view young lambs as well as to pet horses and collect eggs.
Surrounded by 50 acres of ancient beech woods, 300 acres of parkland and grass fields, there are three campfire pits set up in the woods where children delight in cooking outdoors. Druridge Bay, with its seven miles of empty golden sands, lies eight miles to the east.
A seven-night stay in Ash cottage for four guests arriving on 25 March costs £855. For more information visit www.premiercottages.co.uk or call the owner on 01670 780900.
Pollaughan Cottages, Cornwall
Pollaughan Cottages is a hidden gem on the beautiful Roseland Peninsula in Cornwall. Visitors to this small farm during April are able to enjoy ‘hands on’ time with lambs, collect eggs, feed ducks and ducklings and enjoy contact with other farm animals.
There are wildlife lakes on site that attract baby ducklings and moor hens and the property is situated just five minutes drive from sandy beaches and the coastal path. There’s also an all-weather tennis court, table tennis and giant trampolines to keep the whole family entertained.
A week’s stay in Pollaughan Cottages’ Fallow property for four guests arriving 8 April costs £790. For more information visit www.premiercottages.co.uk or call the owner on 01872 580150.
Coopers Farm Cottage, East Sussex
Set in the heart of the High Weald of Sussex, Coopers Farm Cottage is a traditional family run livestock farm. Guests in spring can enjoy first hand experience of life on working farm with activities including: lambing, calving of pedigree Sussex cows and farrowing of Berkshire pigs.
A seven-night stay in the five star grade two listed cottage for four guests arriving 19 March costs £594.29. For more information visit www.premiercottages.co.uk or call the owner on 01580 200386.
Bucks Farm, Suffolk
Nestling in the folds of the Suffolk countryside, Bucks Farm is set in a wonderful rural setting with spectacular views close to Suffolk Heritage Coast. There are goats, sheep, hens, horses, ducks, rabbits and guinea pigs at the farm and daily animal feeding and egg collecting are popular with all ages.
Surrounded by 50 acres of accessible farmland, facilities on site include: an indoor heated swimming pool, gym with sauna, games room. Bicycles are also available for hire.
A seven-night stay in Bucks Farm’s Hogs Corner for four guests arriving 18 March costs £895. For more information visit www.premiercottages.co.uk or call the owner on 01986 784216.