Within the space of just 5 days two of our miniature Shetland mares have given birth. On Friday morning Indie had her colt foal out in the field, such a strong little lad, he was up and feeding when we first spotted him.. he can only have been born within the last hour! This morning Shanti has also had her foal, a beautiful dainty little colt who will be the spitting image of his mum! So relieved that our two new arrivals are healthy and strong little boys, they are going to have so much fun together as they grow up… a right pair of little rascals!

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At Country Ways we can offer you a wonderful country venue for your unique bespoke wedding. Up to 35 guests can stay overnight in our six self catering farm cottages after the wedding. You can get married on site in our beautiful converted Corn Barn and you have the freedom to plan your own style of catering, entertainment and anything that you would like to make your Wedding Day dreams come true. During the Autumn, Winter and Spring of 2015/16 this complete package will cost under £1200! Please contact Sue via the Country Ways website for more information.

Today we set off excitedly with our little trusty trailer to collect our 12 week old weaners! We haven’t had pigs before but the thought of having lovely home-reared bacon and sausages… not to mention the gammon and belly pork, well… it has to be done. The 4 little Pedigree Berkshire boars are going to have the most wonderful life at Little Knowle Farm for as long as it is. We know they will have had the best of everything we can give them, good healthy food, a fresh  supply of water, shelter from the sun, the wind and cold and lots of open space and freedom to explore the grassy pasture and of course a lovely muddy wallow for what pigs love best!

Rasher, Streaky, Smokey and Sausage have settled wonderfully well after their journey into their stable of deep straw with a handful of mealworms scattered around to forage for… piggy heaven. More news of the piglets and their move into the outside world very soon! x

About us….

Six converted stone barns surrounded by glorious North Devon countryside views. Just 8 miles from the town of Barnstaple and just a 30 minute drive to the coastline and beaches.  Country Ways id ideally located to explore both Exmoor and dartmoor national Parks and is open all year, short breaks available . Dogs and Children welcome.

For more information please take a look at our website at www.devon-holidays.co.uk or contact us on one of the following

Tel: 01769 560503   Email: office.countryways@gmail.com

Went to Arlington Court yesterday. It is a lovely place to spend the afternoon. Very peaceful and totally stress free! The gardens were beautiful and I love the new sculptures which have appeared since my last visit. It was the first time I have been in the house too – lovely collections of model ships and shells. Didn’t have time to look at all the carriages today though – I will save that for my next visit.

A big thank you to Steve who recently stay in The Cuckoo’s Nest and wrote a lovely review on Trip Advisor for us.

I spent a lovely day at Putsborough yesterday.  In my opinion it is one of the best beaches in North Devon. It has lovely sand,  great surf and rocks.  It never seems to get quite as busy as the others either.  It has a nice little cafe and the facilities are well maintained.  I love it there!