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  


29th November 2013
New Project

Here at Mornacott we are constantly looking to improve on the facilities that we offer to our guests and we are very excited to announce that we have recently broken ground on our new indoor pool complex.  

Here at Mornacott we are constantly looking to improve on the facilities that we offer to our guests and we are very excited to announce that we have recently broken ground on our new indoor pool complex. Hopefully (builders permitting) this will be up and running for the start of the new summer holiday season.We're all eagerly anticipating the completion already and are drawing straws to see who is fortunate to take the first dip! 


29th October 2013
After the Storm

It was with some trepidation that the team at Mornacott prepared for the high winds and heavy rain forecast for the last hours of Sunday night and carrying through into Monday. 

It was with some trepidation that the team at Mornacott prepared for the high winds and heavy rain forecast for the last hours of Sunday night and carrying through into Monday. Barns doors were checked and secured, stable yards cleared of all tools and horsey possessions, gates shut tight and anchored closed and a fervent prayer sent up that all fencing would remain intact!

On waking up on the Monday morning we were all pleasantly surprised to find that the storm had mostly abated and was not as bad as we had feared. Apart from a few tree branches down Mornacott had escaped storm 'Jude' relatively unscathed. This time the prayer from the team is that we can contine in this vein for the rest of the Autumn and Winter season because as the current weather is showing, these seasons are most definitely upon us!  


14th September 2013
Preparing for the Season

Here at Mornacott we're getting ready for the start of our shooting season. The tweeds are being brought out, dusted down ad dry cleaned ready to look our best for the first day. Menus have revised and tweaked and the drinks' cabinet well stocked!

Here at Mornacott we're getting ready for the start of our shooting season. The tweeds are being brought out, dusted down ad dry cleaned ready to look our best for the first day. Menus have revised and tweaked and the drinks' cabinet well stocked!

Behind the scenes the team have been working flat out to ensure that everything will be done in time, the gun rides have been cut, the grass topped and the vehicles serviced to ensure that everything goes smoothly and of course the most important thing, making sure the pheasants are in top condition and ready for flight.

Our shoot lodges are now all complete and entering into their second season of use and we are looking forward to welcoming both teams of new guns and our returning teams for the start of a new and exciting season. 


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