20th August 2020
Before the Storm

We have been delighted to welcome guests back to Mornacott since the lifting of lockdown and have been blessed with some truly glorious weather (although today we have heavy rain!)

 We have been delighted to welcome guests back to Mornacott since the lifting of lockdown and have been blessed with some truly glorious weather (although today we have heavy rain!).


We have made the most of the sunshine to capture some drone footage of the estate and we’re excited to be able to share it with you (please click the link below) and welcome to Mornacott!


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27th June 2020
A busy week with our cottages!

In preparation for the end of lockdown we’ve been getting everything up and running after a long break.

In preparation for the end of lockdown we’ve been getting everything up and running after a long break. Supplies of specialist cleaning materials continue to arrive for our reopening on 4th July (Independence Day for both the UK and the USA this year!). This week we’ve also completed both the Visit England and AA COVID-19 readiness assessments recognising that our guests need assurance that their safety and that of our team is of paramount importance in the weeks and months ahead.


20th June 2020
Preparations for reopening

It’s been very quiet at Mornacott for the last few months but in anticipation of the much trailed end of lockdown expected on 4th July

 It’s been very quiet at Mornacott for the last few months but in anticipation of the much trailed end of lockdown expected on 4th July we’ve been amasing supplies of special virucide cleaners and PPE, putting together training routines for our cleaners and undertaking risk assessments (today completing the AA’s Covid-Confident assessment). Now all that we need is for the glorious weather to hold up to ensure a great, long awaited, break for our visitors.


10th June 2020
Proper connectivity at last

 For many years we and our guests have struggled with BT's risible broadband speeds which have frequently been as low as 1Mbps download and 0.3Mbps upload

For many years we and our guests have struggled with BT’s risible broadband speeds which have frequently been as low as 1Mbps download and 0.3Mbps upload. We tried to resolve this under the Universal Service Obligation “con” with no luck so pre-lockdown we sorted a suitable alternative and now, thanks to Ashley and a colleague from Fli-Fi.co.uk we’re reaching speeds of up to 80Mbps download and 15Mbps upload. vive la difference!


6th May 2020
Calving officially reached the half-way point today

 It is hopefully auspicious that our biggest ever bull calf was born this morning exactly marking the half-way point in our calving period.

It is hopefully auspicious that our biggest ever bull calf was born this morning exactly marking the half-way point in our calving period. After a brief spell of R&R mothers and babies are released from their winter quarters into luscious green fields of grass bursting with goodness. One of the delights at this time of year is to see our cows and calves turned out after their time indoors and their delighted reactions.

What a lovely time of year with new born calves and lambs cavorting around the fields enjoying their freedom and, this year, a very mild and sunny April and May. Such a shame that COVID-19 restrictions have meant that we have no holiday cottage guests to witness these magical moments.


19th April 2020
Busy calving and lambing

With the country in lockdown there’s at least some comfort to the normal hectic routine of calving and lambing. Whilst it’s still far too early to count chickens (or lambs of calves!) we’ve been delighted that the many first time mothers, particularly in the herd, have not had complicated births. Of course the weather helps although, strangely, we now find ourselves wishing for a bit of rain to help the grass grow. What a sadness that there are no holidaymakers in our cottages to enjoy the weather and see the new-borns.


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