Sadly we have decided that we will not be opening The Orchard Campsite in July.
The decision is mainly for safety, both yours and ours. The campsite kitchen, toilets and showers are shared, and the orchard is in the heart of our farm, which is home to three generations of our family, some of whom are vulnerable and shielding.
We also want to preserve the things that make this a special place to stay, and at the moment we feel that we would need a lot of rules and changes which would impact on the relaxed atmosphere and freedom that our visitors usually enjoy.
In addition, we are still juggling changes to our other work commitments, schooling and childcare.
We will continue to review the situation and consider whether to open in August. However if we do open, it is likely to be for tent pitches only, and not our yurt or bell tents.
We know that this news will be a disappointment. We hope that we can safely welcome guests to the farm soon. Until then, please stay safe.
Amy and Vicky