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A few weekends ago daughter number three Molly, was 21. The caterers were booked, musicians and DJ booked and all the invites had gone out. Friends were instructed to come in fancy dress beginning with M. The night arrived and it was a hoot - Moses was dancing with the Magician. His wife, Madonna was chatting to The Maid of Orleans, who arrived strapped to a stake!.… read more on A Cause for Celebration
When you come to Brinsop, some of you might want to eat out every night and others might eat out just once or twice. There aren't a whole host of places to eat as it is very rural here, but what is available is generally very good or even excellent. Brinsop to the Chinese is just short of two miles. People come from all over the area… read more on Places to Eat within 3 Miles of Brinsop
A few weekends ago, Harriet (Pat and Martin’s eldest daughter) arrived back from the Hay on Wye pony sales with two gorgeous little ponies. After lots of debate about their names, we have settled down with Wattle and Daub. They are both delightful and happy in their new home and are getting used to daily walks with Harriet. Why Wattle and Daub - because they are the… read more on Wattle and Daub make Brinsop Court Estate their home!
We recently ran a competition in conjunction with Visit Herefordshire and Countryfile magazine with the prize being a four night stay in our beautiful and sought after Ivy Cottage. A delightful man, Ian Palmer and his partner David Wicks duly arrived to take up their prize and get to know Brinsop Court Estate and the surrounding area. When I met them they had been installed for three… read more on Countryfile Winners!
It made it to the barn. It nearly didn’t. After the most ridiculously wet summer, the wheat we had standing in the fields was looking very sad and sorry for itself. Shrivelled and struggling, it valiantly stood up to those atrocious elements until the day the combine saved it. 20% down on last year's yield has meant we all might pay more for our food but it… read more on Harvest
St George and the dragon – just one of our claims to fame! A few weekends ago it was Heritage Open Days where right across the country places open their doors for free over a 4 day period and there is lots of information on the Heritage open days website. Brinsop Church is one of the places that opens as part of the project and so it… read more on Tracking down St George
As summer comes to an end and autumn approaches, our thoughts at Brinsop are very much of the foodie variety. There are so many fantastic food events in September and October all within striking distance of Brinsop Court Estate and I wanted to showcase some of them. Chronologically then, this weekend is the Ludlow Food Festival celebrating 18 years of “glorious Marches food” with an A–Z list… read more on Flavours of Herefordshire – A Great Autumn Day Out for Foodies
I made a nice discovery for Brinsop in the local paper - someone in Warhorse comes from Brinsop! What with Wincey Willis, John Challis and Arlene Phillips all either living or loving here this is another push for Herefordshire. Harriet arrived on Friday at Brinsop - ready to pull me in to the 21st Century. Within 2 days I am tweeting and restyling my blogs. It seems… read more on Celebs hit Herefordshire-War Horse connections with Brinsop
Excellent...I'm back. Back in the land of oxygen. For the last 3 months I have been hyperventilating at Brinsop, ordering people around in between gasps. It has been a wonderful time of bonding though. I am now on sociable and - hopefully - good terms with plumbers, chippies, digger drivers, decorators, carpetlayers, curtainmakers, stonewallers and delivery men too many to mention. Ann has kept me sane. Jonathan… read more on I’m back!
I went walking today around the farm. As I wound my way up through the woodland towards Merry Hill, I thought my guests should know there are some really magical spots to discover here - children would love to find the big stumpery up in the middle of the field on the top, such a place to discover creepy crawlies, pretend you live in a castle, play… read more on things i should tell you about