Holiday lettings and self-catering accommodation, Herefordshire - White House at Brinsop, a 15th century, grade II listed farmhouse

Spring is here!

Spring is here!

As I write this the weather forecast is set to improve. After a mild winter our early spring has been wet and cold. Fortunately that is all about to change.

We have been very busy here since Christmas. The Cider Press has been updated with new carpets throughout and the second bedroom has had a facelift. First reactions from our guests have been very favourable.

Outside we have created a new garden area with raised beds where the hard standing used to be. As I write this we are awaiting delivery of a new oak framed gazebo to complement the new garden and which we hope our guests will enjoy during their stay at the White House Brinsop.

Despite the weather the House Martins are back and busily nest building and the pair of geese who arrived a month ago have managed to produce the first goslings of the year. It never ceases to amaze me that despite the weather and everything else the natural cycle continues as before.

Abby has been working hard outside over the winter and the gardens are beginning to look a picture once again. The benches are out and we are looking forward to renewing old aquaintances and welcoming new guests during 2016..

summer house may 2016

between the buildings

new garden

new garden

martins

the Martins

Goslings May 2016

The goslings

second bedroom in the Cider Press

Second Bedroom in the Cider Press

 

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Summer at White House Brinsop

Summer is in full swing now and we are pretty busy inside and out. This week the Three Choirs Festival is taking place in Hereford and we are entertaining singers and visitors to the Festival. At this time of year we spend a lot of time outdoors tending to the grounds and keeping the grass cut so that they look at their best for our guests.

There is nothing more delightful than to sit out around the lake in the evening sunshine glass of wine in hand watching wildlife going about its business. The goslings that were born earlier this year are now almost fully grown and their parents are encouraging them to fly. Quite a sight when ten Canada Geese suddenly take flight and almost immediately splash down on the other side of the pond. Not as bad though as two years ago when 100 plus geese suddenly descended upon us. Fortunately they only stayed for a couple of hours before taking off again!

 

100 plus geese landed!

 

While our guests are enjoying their summer break we are already looking forward to bookings for September and October. September is filling up fast. It is a great month; the weather is generally very settled and prices are that bit lower so if you are able to take a break then it is often a very good choice.

Have a great summer whatever you are doing.

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