Well the Christmas decorations are packed away for another year and all the leftovers are eaten ( except for the Christmas cake – any offers!) so it is welcome to 2019 and let’s hope for another lovely Summer when we can sit in the garden and enjoy the sunshine, the views and let the outside world pass by – if only for a short time.

It maybe a quietish time for holidays but we take advantage and get out the paintbrushes , cleaning rugs and catching up with all the little bits and pieces that can’t be done during our busier times.

We are looking forward to being able to welcome guests – old and new- throughout 2019.

These are our LATE AVAILABILITIES for the next four weeks

THE BOTHY –   March 29th or 30th for a week  @ £265 , the last of the low season rates. 5th or 6th April for either 6 or 5 nights @ £284 / £252. Finally from Sunday 14th April for the first Easter week at £350.

THE GATEHOUSE  from April 7th for 6 nights at £384 and from Saturday April 20th for 6 nights at £424

KEEPER’S COTTAGE  from Good Friday or Easter Saturday for a week at £427.

Here are some of the events that are on during 2019 in our area.

4th May Field to Fork – Shrewsbury

5th/6th May Clun green Man Festival

4th – 12th May Ironbridge Gorge Walking Festival – 50 free walks 2-21 miles www.ironbridgewalking.co.uk

11th/12th May Ludlow Spring Festival

15th/19th May Bishop’s Castle Walking Festival

26th/27th May Walcot Hall gardens

7th /8th June Tosca – Opera a la Carte in the ballroom at Walcot Hall

15th / 30th June Ludlow Fringe Festival ( arts festival)

16th June Ludlow secret Gardens – a great opportunity to see behind the houses lining the streets of Ludlow not only the gardens but how the buildings all mesh together.

22nd/23rd June Clun Gardens Open

29th June Shrewsbury Food Festival.

9th / 10th August Shrewsbury Flower Show

13th – 15th September Ludlow Food Festival

23rd/24th November Ludlow Christmas Fayre

Ludlow Races throughout the year January – May / October – December.

Details can be found on Clun, Shrewsbury and Ludlow’s own websites and also at Virtual Shropshire and Shropshire Tourism.