At last I can report that Spring has arrived in Shropshire and at Pooh Hall – hooray!!! It has been lovely to be able to get out into the garden without numerous layers of clothing and waterproofs. I tried to photograph my first sighting of a bumble bee but he buzzed off ( !!! ) so there are just some daffodils and chinoxia. The grass is beginning to grow and hopefully we will have some lambs in the fields next to Pooh Hall before long, then it truly will be Spring.

Peter has continued with his DIY upgrades around Pooh Hall and has just completed the dog shower. He has moved it to a more sheltered spot and provided steps for the dogs to reach the shower tray. Thank you to Lynda, Ian and their two dogs for road testing the new facilities and their helpful suggestions to make it more user friendly ( sorry to Lynda for getting wet first time out – problem solved with a splash back at the front).

In a couple of weeks time the new carpet will be fitted in Keeper’s Cottage and the bathroom floor tiled , then we can just look forward to welcoming our guests and enjoy sharing beautiful Shropshire and our idyllic little corner of it with you all.

Late availabilities.

I have four discounted late availabilities in April/May so something for everyone!

The Bothy is available from Sunday 29th April for 5 nights at £252 and again from Tuesday 8th May for 6 nights at £284.

The Gatehouse has availability from Friday 27th April for a week at £427.

Keeper’s Cottage has one availability from Saturday 28th for a week at £387.


What’s on over the next few months

More details for the listed events can be found at ( by virtual Shropshire) and

21st Shrewsbury International Cartoon Festival

Cheese and Wine Evening Stokesay Court

22nd Secrets of Superfoods Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre Craven Arms

28th Field to Fork at Harper Adams University Shrewsbury

May 12th Bishop’s Castle 3 Walks Round

May 12th/13th Telford Balloon & Kite Fiesta

May 12th/13th Ludlow Spring Food Festival

May 12th / 13th Shrewsbury Regatta

May 13th Ludlow Races

May 16th/20th Bishop’s Castle Walking Festival

May 20th Macmillan Classic Vehicle Day at Eaton Manor

May 26th Shropshire County Show

May 26th Cider and Sausage Mini Fest

May 26th – 28th Great British Food Festival Weston Park

June 3rd Shrewsbury River Festival

June 10th Cosford Air Show

June 16th Shrewsbury Carnival

June 16th – 1st July Ludlow Fringe Festival

June 17th Ludlow Secret Gardens

June 23rd -24th Shrewsbury Food Festival

June 30th – 1st July Shropshire Family Vintage Show

June 30th – 1st July Step Back to the 40’s Severn Valley Railway

August 10th – 11th Shrewsbury Flower Show

August 12th Ludlow Magnalonga

August 24th – 27th Shrewsbury Folk Festival

September 7th – 9th Ludlow Food Festival