April 16, 2019

Poacher Caught Red Handed

After three years of watching Herons on the lake come and go emptied handed, our holiday guest Jack, saw the Heron take a large trout from […]
January 3, 2019

New Year on Exmoor

New Year on Exmoor   This is a great month to explore the unique landscape on Exmoor . See the ‘Exmoor Walking Map for listed graded […]
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.