All four apartments had very high levels of occupancy throughout the year (83%) and many guests took the opportunity to book multiple accommodation and enjoyed all the facilities on offer for Hen and Stag weekends, wedding groups and family get-togethers. Bookings have already been flooding in for 2016 and beyond, so if you are planning a summer wedding or some other special occasion, get in touch right away to book your dates!
After the busy Christmas period, we have taken advantage of the quieter month of January to give the cottages a well-earned Spring spruce up. Some of the décor was beginning to look rather tired and shabby, so all are being redecorated throughout, to begin the 2016 season looking as good as new.
The unusually mild winter has produced some unseasonal appearances in the gardens here at Fullers Hill, including daffodils under the beech hedge which are already in bud and almost full height. Normally at this time of year they would only just be poking their heads above the surface. Other plants have decided to carry on through the winter as if it never came (which it didn’t really!). The low growing Campanula continued producing the odd pretty, star shaped purple flower throughout November and December, and the Verbena bonariensis which grows so profusely here, has refused to die down to ground level as it should, and has just kept growing!
I expect a sudden cold spell will stop everything in its tracks, but I hope without causing too much damage to premature buds.
The hot tubs have proved very popular with guests whatever the weather, and seeing the steam rising off the bubbling water whilst doing a daily check on a dull drizzly morning, they look quite tempting! What better treat during a romantic weekend, or break with friends, than enjoying a glass of bubbly in an outdoor jacuzzi! The large six seater tub (pictured) is available for use by guests in the Old Dairy, Stable and Hayloft, whilst the Tack Room boasts its own private four seater tub in a secluded garden, for that extra special occasion.