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.

www.woldswildlifepark.co.uk

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...

www.woldswildlifepark.co.uk

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- www.poachershideaway.com

Sunday, 1 December 2019

Happy Anniversary!


A huge flock of guests turned up this month on our one year anniversary of the rebirth of Poachers Hideaway! Its lovely to see our woolly friends grazing the hills of grassland, especially in the November sunshine.


Look what else we have... some cattle! They are loving their new home on top of the wolds, a large comfy barn and acres of grass to chew what more could they want!







It a growing herd too! here is the new calf born the other day, lots more on the way...







He is an inquisitive little fellow and loves to come and say hello to passesby.



The cattle especially like the purpose built scratch bars! Well the barriers...

We will be following the cattle throughout the next few months, especially when the new babies arrive.



We enjoyed a shoot up here earlier in the month, all had a wonderful time wandering around the hills of Poachers Hideaway followed by a slap up meal in the big farmhouse expertly catered by Angela and Sharon.




We had our first frost of the season the day after the shoot, a lovely crisp morning under foot.

Nice and warm in the farmhouse though, where we hosted another shoot for the The South Ormsby Estate team- A photography shoot...

The team hired the kitchen to prepare, cook and titivate their Massingberd-Mundy meat products for photography.








Lots of preparations and props needed for the shoot and plenty of guidance offered from the team.


Chris the chef expertly cooked sausage casserole, along with hot dogs, roast beef joint, and lots of steaks all Massingberd-Mundy Lincoln Red Beef.


Ian our handyman even popped in to sample the hot dogs, he came back for more so they must be good! apparently his lovely wife Sharon had prepared a wonderful meal for him when he got home from a hard days work and he struggled to eat it for some reason...


Annie and Daniel, South Ormsby Estate staff were on hand to "dress" the products for photographs a great job was done by all!



To purchase Massingberd-Mundy Lincoln Red beef Steaks, Joints and sausages go to their website-

www.southormsbyestate.co.uk

We can highly recommend them!


Its Christmas market time again! Horncastle on Sunday 8th December



Thursday, 31 October 2019

Happy Halloween


October was a relatively quiet month up here at Poachers Hideaway, we have however had quiet a few autumnal guests coming for fantastic walking in the Lincolnshire Wolds, and seeing what the area has to offer...




Flint (Pup) has been doing a quacking job of looking after the ducks we have staying up here at the moment, he is fascinated by them at feeding time. He just stands there looking at them occasionally licking his lips for some reason!



It's certainly the season for game, pheasants everywhere! Rather ironic them being guests of ours, good job they can't read I suppose.


Other birds flying about include many buzzards and a few Red Kites which are wonderful to watch in flight. There are lots all along the Bluestone Heath road.





"The Bluestone Heath Road runs along the ridge from Candlesby to Caistor.
From the Road are some great views across to the sea in the east and into the rolling countryside to the West.
It was used by the Ancient Britons long before the Romans came. In places the Romans followed the Bluestone Heath Road e.g.. 'Ulceby Long Lane' but in others the Romans cut through valleys e.g.. at Tetford while the old Celtic road followed the ridge."
This road is very near us here at Poachers Hideaway...


Lots of pumpkins to choose from at Uncle Henrys!
A wonderful Farm shop restaurant and rural activity place just of the A15 between Lincoln and Scunthorpe- www.unclehenrys.co.uk



Tuesday, 1 October 2019

Happy Lincolnshire Day!



Its Lincolnshire Day today, and its raining! So here is a rainbow to brighten up the day.

September proved an eventful month, we had the lincs BOx Event cycle through on the 15th...

A unique event that is something for everybody who enjoys getting their exercise in beautiful countryside. Walking, running and biking options. Different distances to suit all ages and levels of fitness.  Over 350 people came along and enjoyed the views, tracks and trails and the excellent food and conviviality.
All the courses were focused on the picturesque hills and valleys around Belchford and Oxcombe, in the Lincolnshire Wolds.
We use public roads and footpaths/bridle paths as little as possible, using instead areas that are normally off-limits to the general public. Private farm tracks and paths, created especially for the event and clearly way marked, will take participants into glorious areas. Running the event in September gives us the best ground conditions and access to stubble fields, maximising the areas available for our routes.
The event is run by Lincolnshire Rural Challenge,  a not-for-profit company all proceeds will be used to support projects for young people in the Lincolnshire Wolds.
There are pictures and chat about the event on the facebook page so have a look and, if you didn’t come this year, put it in your calendar when we announce the date for next year.

Up over the hill from Scamblesby they come.


The Shires offered a friendly welcome.


The white stallion was most intrigued



Up and over and taking in the wonderful Lincolnshire Wold view we are famous for.



Wizzing by our cottages



The boys from the Brown Cow cycling club in Louth not leaving one of their team behind as he fixes his puncture!






Showing some love

Another event attended by our team in September was the Wolds tourism meeting hosted at South Ormsby Estate, just up the road from us. We met lots of other accommodation providers and the like and discussed promotion of our wonderful wolds area of natural beauty...
Tanya at the Old Rectory B&B gave us a tour and a cuppa.



Much discussion at The Old Rectory...