August 27, 2018

Marion meets the bees.

Recently the plight of the honey bee and other insect pollinators has been highlighted in the media.  This has stimulated interest in some people wanting to […]
August 19, 2018

Tour of Britain Devon stage passes by Exmoor

Just a few miles from Acorn Retreat on 3rd September 100’s of professional cyclists will ride around 113 miles passing through North Devon and the western […]
April 7, 2018

Poltimore’s Kitchen gets top chef.

Our local pub, The Poltimore Arms with its ‘Poldark’ look alike interior , running on generators as it has no connected power  is now a top […]
November 14, 2017

From Green to Gold

Lucky there has been little wind to disturb these wonderful leaves.    In this photo the avenue of Beech trees alongside our top lake is a […]
September 13, 2017

Golden Harvest

       Golden Harvest Its that time of year again when the honey crop is harvested and bottled. We can all agree is wasn’t the […]
July 20, 2017

Walk on the Wildside

Black balls of fluff aka Moorhen chicks are seen daily scooting across the grass from one sheltered lake area to another. Visitors can also experience the […]
May 4, 2017

Oakmead’s lake in the May sun.

April 27, 2017

Simonsbath Festival 2017

Simonsbath is a small village in the heart of Exmoor and 6 miles from our accommodation ‘Acorn Retreat’.  Just a pretty, quiet little spot mostly with […]
February 23, 2017

Exmoor Oysters

In June 2017 there will be available Pacific Oysters, which have been farmed in Porlock Bay and achieved the top A grade classification for water quality […]