11th April 2014
Exmoor Keepers' Challenge

Today saw the dawning of the annual Exmoor Keepers' Challenge. Each year all of the keepers on Exmoor are invited to the event to see who will emerge victorious.

Today saw the dawning of the annual Exmoor Keepers' Challenge. Each year all of the keepers on Exmoor are invited to the event to see who will emerge victorious.

This year it was held on an estate just outside Dulverton. Typically the challenge consists of four events, each designed to test the mettle of the participants, a rile shoot, a clay pigeon shoot and a quiz with the fourth event usually a surprise and at the discretion of the host shoot. This year's surprise event was trying to 'shoot-down' a remote controlled Aeroplane. The Mornacott team joined up with the head keeper and under keeper from Portledge Estate to undertake the challenge.

This union proved very fortuitous with our combined forces proving their worth and being crowned the overall victors after the final event.. The team are now all looking forward to next year's event which will be held at Portledge.  


1st April 2014
Quality in Tourism Grading

Following a recent inspection (our first!) from Quality in Tourism, the governing body of Visit England, we are delighted to have been awarded “5 Star” gradings on Orchard Cottage and The Old Stables and a “4 Star Gold” grade fo

Following a recent inspection (our first!) from Quality in Tourism, the governing body of Visit England, we are delighted to have been awarded “5 Star” gradings on Orchard Cottage and The Old Stables and a “4 Star Gold” grade for Barn Cottage further reinforcing our commitment to providing accommodation of the highest standards. With spring and summer come two full seasons of bookings and the imminent completion of our indoor swimming pool complex should add even more to the facilities on offer at Mornacott. 


25th February 2014
Pool Plans

Now that we’ve been spared the rain for a few days more rapid progress is being made on the swimming pool build.. The pool itself will be 13m in length by 5m wide. 

Now that we’ve been spared the rain for a few days more rapid progress is being made on the swimming pool build.. The pool itself will be 13m in length by 5m wide. Being an indoor facility it will allow our guests to enjoy themselves whatever the weather. Now that all of the groundworks have been completed the stone walling and roof slating can progress at speed. To see more of the pool plans please click on either icon (these will open in separate PDFs)

Indoor Plans

Exterior View
 


10th February 2014
The Sunday Times 50 Best Cottages

Sunday Times “50 Best Cottages”

Sunday Times “50 Best Cottages”

We’re delighted to have been featured in the Sunday Times “50 Best Cottages” feature this weekend. “High on the 650 acre Mornacott Estate, bordering Exmoor, it (Orchard Cottage) has views that are worth the journey alone. Mornacott’s owners let kids feed the chickens and cows, while the gamekeeper leads night safaris in search of deer and owls”. 

 


5th February 2014
Cattle Shed

Despite the persistent rain this winter we are now proud to announce that our new cattle shed is fully operational. 

Despite the persistent rain this winter we are now proud to announce that our new cattle shed is fully operational. The cattle have moved in ahead of the winter storms and will remain there under the careful eye of our stockman until after calving. The shed has been built as we continue to increase our herd of pedigree Ruby Red Devons the majority now being bred and reared on the farm. So welcome home cows lets hope they all enjoy the new facilities. 


4th January 2014
Happy New Year!

As ever the festive season at Mornacott has been busy. We welcomed guests to our holiday cottages, some of whom had travelled from very far flung places, we just hope that they weren't too disappointed with the weather! 

As ever the festive season at Mornacott has been busy. We welcomed guests to our holiday cottages, some of whom had travelled from very far flung places, we just hope that they weren't too disappointed with the weather! North Devon has been exceptionally wet during the festive period but fortunately we have been very lucky to escape serious damage.

Boxing Day saw our annual family game shoot and this year we were joined by some of our guests, an enjoyable day was had by all with everyone taking turns beating and shooting alternatively.

We would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a happy and prosperous 2014  


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