Saturday, 23 May 2020

Nearly ready to open for the 2020 season !

During these uncertain times we have not been resting on our laurels or our nicely refurbished wooden benches and chairs... 

By popular demand and following customer feed back we have now at last got WiFi up here at Poachers Hideaway. Being a very rural area this has not been an easy task to achieve. We sought the advice of lots of experts on the subject and finally installed a mobile WiFi system that is on par with fast broadband, these are the average speeds we are achieving -

Lots of activity in our 150 acres of outstanding beauty has been going on over the last few weeks, including removing a fence which interrupted the view from the cottages. Roy and Henrie were on hand to give a hand with the demolition.

Leah has cleaned the signs for that all important first impression.

She also saluted Sir Colonel Tom Moore in her Cadet Uniform with our wonderful view as a backdrop, all the Horncastle Air cadets did this in their own lockdown area as a big thank you to the centenarians achievement of raising over 30 million for the NHS

The cattle are happy wandering around from field to field grazing the lush grass, we could do with some rain though, but the weather really is very nice at the moment.

As we do every year, we had an excellent crop of Bluebells in the wood, named Bluebell wood of course... which make a wonderful splash of colour carpeting the wood.

Lots of sympathetic forestry work will be taking place soon in our wood to tackle ash dieback which is a serious disease in the UK killing lots of ash trees. We will report on this work as it is undertaken watch this space...

Also watch this space, we have a big surprise coming next week! something our guests will certainly enjoy- guess what it is?

See you all very soon! bookings taken from 1st of July, or hopefully sometime in June 😀

Monday, 6 January 2020

Into the Twenties!

To start off the new year we are excited to share a fantastic new asset to our area...
Three miles away from Poachers Hideaway is The Wolds Wildlife Park!

And as it says on their leaflet, its a perfect family day out.

We had a trip there over the Christmas period, Leah, Poachers Hideaway resident and wildlife photographer had a great time photographing the many animals there. Some are exotic some domestic but all are characters!

Leah clicking away on a lovely December day

Bengal Tiger

Cheeky monkey! actually its a Ring tailed Lemur

He was cheeky and a monkey!

One of four African Lions

All the animals are exceptionally cared for with lots of space to roam around in.

Great Characters

From bears to emus they are starting to have it all at Wolds Wildlife Park, we were most impressed . We are told all the animals are rescued or overspills from other zoos which is wonderful.

Located just outside Horncastle the park offers one to one experiences where you can get up close and personal with you favourite animals.

Opening times are 10am to 5pm, but look at their website to see what dates they are open...

Back home here at Poachers Hideaway our new four legged residents are loving the winter grazing, we have a wonderful collection of different breed cattle such as Lincoln Reds, also we have sheep and some horses, oh and a few dogs and cats! we love animals up here...

Winter lets!

Come and stay at Poachers Hideaway for an extended stay... we have a number of small cottages at very reasonable prices, give Angela a call on 07342 089390 or Damian on 07496 637619 view at-