A farmstay holiday company are making the most of their location in the heart of the Cornish countryside by offering guests the opportunity to get closer to nature.
Throughout June and July, The Olde House have some great deals for those wanting to explore the flora and fauna on the farm’s doorstep.
Set in 550 acres of scenic countryside, the idyllic cottages are a perfect base to experience the rural lifestyle first-hand. Guests can enjoy 10% off all holidays booked online at The Olde House in June and July and taken before July 20.
Owner Andrew Hawkey, whose family has been farming here for three generations said: “Early summer is a great time to be in Cornwall. The hedgerows are packed with wild flowers attracting butterflies and birds. It’s a fantastic time of the year to see the wildlife.”
Set in the small village of Chapel Amble in north Cornwall, visitors have unlimited access to the surrounding countryside with three footpaths around the working farm and the opportunity to help look after an array of animals in their pets’ corner.
Those with a keen interest in wildlife can also visit their wetlands which have been created as part of the local Walmsley Bird Sanctuary. The wetland is a haven for migrating birds and is home to over 40 different species, including the rare Glossy Ibis, which is usually found in the warmer climates of Asia, Africa and the Caribbean.
North Cornwall and the Camel Estuary are recognised as areas of outstanding natural beauty. The Hawkey family are helping to protect and preserve these surroundings as part of the Natural England Higher Level Stewardship Scheme and their commitment to providing greener holidays.
Their hard work has recently been recognised when the family were awarded the Otter Trophy at The Royal Cornwall Show in June. The Trophy is awarded each year to a Cornish farm that demonstrates good commercial management whilst caring for the landscape and creating opportunities for wildlife by the Farming and Wildlife Advisory Group South West (FWAGSW).
Andrew Hawkey said, “We are delighted to win the Otter Trophy as we have worked hard as a family to look after our stunning surroundings and offer our guests the chance to really make the most of being in the peaceful countryside.”
Whilst staying in the traditional, self-catering cottages at The Olde House, guests can also enjoy their leisure facilities complete with a heated swimming pool, sauna and hot tub, or play a game of tennis at their outdoor courts. For children they have indoor and outdoor play areas, a giant chess board, a pets’ corner and weekly farm trails.
For more information or to book a holiday please visit: www.theoldehouse.co.uk. The 10% discount is automatically priced in to the 7 day holidays up to 20 July 2012.
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Notes to Editors
The Olde House, run by the Hawkey family, offers 30 self-catering holiday cottages in North Cornwall. Situated on a 550 acre working farm in the pretty village of Chapel Amble, home to the popular Maltsters Arms, families can stay in the cosy Cornish cottages all year round. The Olde House provides many facilities including an indoor leisure centre complete with a heated pool, sauna, whirlpool and snooker room. There is also an outdoor tennis court, children’s indoor and outdoor adventure play ground, pet’s corner and a farm trail. www.theoldehouse.co.uk 01208 813219
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