14th December 2016
Wins for Mornacott cattle at Stock Show

We were all absolutely delighted when our Ruby Red cattle took second and third places at the annual fat stock show in South Molton last week.

Improving quality in farming takes time and lots of effort. Charlie, our stockman, joined us almost two years ago and immediately began a programme to improve the quality of the herd focussing on diet, nutrition and breeding. We were all absolutely delighted with the first external endorsement of his labours when our Ruby Red cattle took second and third places at the annual fat stock show in South Molton last week. Well done to Charlie and the rest of the team for their labours which are now starting to show some solid results.


23rd November 2016
Climate change .... what climate change!!

 This last week has seen some "interesting" weather.  Friday saw the start of it with the arrival of a team of guns.  We started the morning with a drive in the snow and the last drive in the rain.

This last week has seen some “interesting” weather.

Friday saw the start of it with the arrival of a team of guns. We started the morning with a drive in the snow, which turned to sleet for the second drive before the third drive in bright sunshine and the conclusion of the day in the rain.

On Saturday and Sunday the rains hit and our little river burst its banks swelled by copious quantities of rain pouring off Exmoor.

Three days of on and off heavy rainfall resulted in our lane becoming impassable at times which caused challenges for the team of guns arriving on Monday night one of whom (sadly) tried to emulate a U Boat commander with his beautifully restored Aston Martin DB5, the rescue of which proved rather challenging!   


31st August 2016
Somewhere over the rainbow

Finally ...... an Indian summer. This last week has seen our holiday cottage guests basking in some lovely sunshine with the team here making preparations for a busy winter season.

Finally ..... an Indian summer.  This last week has seen our holiday cottage guests basking in some lovely sunshine with the team here making preparations for a busy winter season.

It's also allowed time for some external roofing and painting work, including the refurbishment of the beaters' "hut" (and installation of a woodburner) to ensure that everything looks bright and refreshed as Autumn approaches.

Every day that the weather keeps up is another day that our cattle can enjoy being outside before being cooped up inside for the winter and the pheasant and partridge poults have similarly enjoyed the warmer days and the absence of rain.


29th July 2016
Pool loungers a big hit

The baking hot temperatures we saw at the beginning of this month proved the swimming pool to be an even bigger hit with our guests as they were able to use our new sun loungers.  

The baking hot temperatures we saw at the beginning of this month proved the swimming pool to be an even bigger hit with our guests as they were able to use our new sun loungers.  Despite the fact that we seem to have reverted back to the traditional wet English weather, we are optimistic that August will see the loungers being used a great deal more.


30th June 2016
New arrivals for the holiday season

With our holiday cottages now just about to enter the peak season we have a couple of new additions to entertain our younger guests.

With our holiday cottages now just about to enter the peak season we have a couple of new additions to entertain our younger guests.  Apple and Crumble have established their home in one of our top barns adjacent to the seven pigs.  Far more gentle than the pigs at feeding time these big fluffy things should prove a hit with young holiday visitors.


31st May 2016
The Eagle (well pheasant really) has landed

Toby, our gamekeeper is busily preparing for the arrival of the rest of our pheasants for this year, the first of which have just hatched in our incubator and are coming along nicely.

Toby, our gamekeeper is busily preparing for the arrival of the rest of our pheasants for this year, the first of which have just hatched in our incubator and are coming along nicely.  Our ducklings are due to hatch next week and the first of the pheasant poult deliveries is due the last week in June.  Any holiday guests that will be here in August will undoubtedly meet our pheasant population on our country lanes!


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