Don't worry as you progress closer to your accommodation the lawn mover kicks in!
|Peggy on her evening stroll.|
Seeds from the grasses feed the mice and voles and these unkempt areas also provide breeding cover for these rodents. However we also have the majority of the land farmed and it is when the rodents venture into these unprotected areas that they provide food for the owls and birds of prey that hunt over the Coal Yeat acres. Currently we have a barn owl, little owl, a pair of red kites, a pair of moorhens (who hang out with the pigs) and numerous swallows which joined us early in the summer to raise their young.
Among the corners of the fields we planted spinneys of mixed deciduous and coniferous trees. These provide shelter from the prevailing westerly winds and a totally natural environment for all variety of wildlife.
|Our track to the accommodation. Bad day to take photos - the mountians are cloaked in cloud|
|The heather in full bloom|
|Gorse displaying in full flower|
Over the years we have concentrated in allowing nature to flourish by enhancing these natural areas until today we have achieved a biodiversity not seen since Victorian times.
This ethos is carried through into the luxury Lakeland self catering cottages which have been developed to provide an income for Emma and Graham and their two young children Peggy and Doris. A young family born and bred in the Lake District .The Lake District is being denuded of young families, therefore by staying in these luxury self catering cottages you will be helping this young family continue to live as part of a thriving local community.
From the visitors book
We hired both Tyan and Yan for a week, we had a great time and the weather was great. The cottages are like a home from home! We ate at a different place every night, and the best was The Blacksmiths Arms which had great food at great prices!
There is something here for all ages which is great, we will be back later in the year. A big thank you for Emma and Graham, and the cat and dog x