Blog posts from 'May 2013'
Our gorgeous newly resident swan finally hatched her cygnets last weekend and all eight of them are doing brilliantly well. Sadly she lost her partner a few weeks ago, so as a single mother will have her work cut out for her looking after her family. This morning she was proudly swimming alongside them whilst they dabbled and fed in the shade of the willow tree. Mink,… read more on Swans – they are a-swimming
There are many cider producers in Herefordshire, some more famous than others as well as a Cider Museum and lots of cider making artefacts around the city. Here at Brinsop Court Estate we recently planted about 3,000 pear trees of the Perry making variety! We chose them because Perry pears are very scarce in Herefordshire and have been for a long time now. The old standard trees,… read more on Herefordshire and Cider is a winning combination
If you are booking into Brinsop in May or June you are in for a treat! Several very different festivals await to delight and entertain you! The Hay Literary Book Festival starts 23rd May and finishes on 2nd June and the highlights include Quentin Blake, Melvyn Bragg, Noah and The Whale and Will Self. The programme is incredibly extensive and there really is something for everyone. According… read more on Head to Herefordshire for a Feast of Festivals
800 acres is a lot of ground to cover, but slowly and surely I will cover it! Recently, I had a glorious walk in the woods close to Tirrells with Will who is working on creating a unique and wonderful area for our guests to enjoy. Although everyone who stays here is free to enjoy and explore the entire estate, this particular woodland is where we think… read more on If you go down to the woods today!
When our visitors come to stay we want them to feel the magic of Brinsop and to that end we are constantly upgrading and improving the facilities in the houses and the grounds around. Only this week we have put a new big comfy sofa into Ivy Cottage for romantic cuddle ups! Romance is on our minds as more and more couples are coming to check us… read more on A snapshot of life at Brinsop Court Estate!
William Wordsworth was one of the most influential of English Romantic poets and we love that he and his family spent time in and around Brinsop Court Estate. Just for fun we thought we'd pick 4 of his poems that could have been written at Brinsop. One Probably one of his most famous poems is I Wandered Lonely As A Cloud written in 1807. I wandered lonely… read more on Four Poems and a Quote from our famous resident, Wordsworth