Take a Farm Stay in June

We still have some weekends available in June in both the oast house and shepherd's hut and it would be a shame if they weren't enjoyed at this really lovely time of year at Hare Farm. 

Sheep and lambs are still together in the fields all around the shepherd's hut and oast house in June. They find the shade of the hut really appealing on sunny days, and many guests have mentioned the amusement of feeling their hut rock a little when a ewe has come over for a back rub along the hut's side!The oast house has extensive views, peppered with sheep and lambs in the pastures, and fields border the garden. There is constant entertainment brought to you by the daily antics from the woolly kind. 

Hare Farm sheep and lambs

Nature is thriving in June. Wildflowers adorn the driveway leading to Hare Farm, and are also in abundance in the woodlands, hedgerows and along the watercourses. Several walks are offered from the back door of your Oast and Hut, so there's plenty of routes to go on and explore nature's way at Hare Farm. The resident barn owl in the sussex barn by the Oast and Hut should have young come June, so you should not need to wander far at all to spectate the parents flying to and fro the valley bottoms in search of food for the owlets. And down on the marshes, we see many wildfowl, including swans, moorhen and this large heron, in flight below. 

Heron on the marshes

Warmer days and warmer evenings mean a barbecue or camp fire is a must, especially when the scenery is so beautiful. Hours can be wasted stoking a fire and enjoying the natural landscape and far-reaching views. Space outside is vast for you to enjoy. The Oast has lots of outdoor games to use, with a large garden - but if that's not enogh, just ask us if it is ok to play in the field.

Hare Farm Oast guests and a lamb

Eating al fresco is also lovely at the local pub, the Red Lion. With a large garden and  just a 15 minute walk away, Gary and Linsdey offer a welcome watering and eating hole for those looking for a low-carbon outing just up the road. The food is delicious, Gary even has a little shop on-site selling home made bread, eggs, bacon and more. Plus ask him to cook for you at the Oast. Given plenty of notice, it's a real possibility. 

June weekends in the region of 1066 Country offer lots to do. The beautiful medieaval town of Rye and its delightful cobbled streets, old houses (including the National Trust's Lamb House), antique and vintage shops, cafes, pubs and restaurants, offer a lovely day or evening out. Think Mapp and Lucia, Think Rye. 

There are plenty of other great places to go and enjoy too, all not too far away by car: 

  • The beaches of Camber Sands, Winchelsea beach and Pett Level (all within 20 minute drive)
  • Fairlight Country park with many cliff top walks (and a nudist beach!)
  • Rye Harbour's nature reserve has brilliant walk ways, ideal for learning to ride a bike and scootering, with handy stop-points in birdwatching lookouts. The lakes are teeming with migrant birds at this time of year. 
  • Bodiam Boating has a new cafe, kayaking sessions and boat trips to Bodiam Castle. Bodiam Castle is fabulous. 
  • Brede High Woods just up the road from Hare Farm is well-maintained by the Woodland Trust  with plenty of walks and den-building opportunities
  • Take a scenic ride on the Tenterden steam railway or on the Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch little train.
  • Spend a day in Hastings and enjoy the mix between old (The Old town's streets and architecture are delightful) and new (fun park and amusement arcades are just a few minutes walk from the Old town). 

If you have a weekend free in June and yearn to escape for a few days to somewhere beautiful, peaceful and based in a very pretty region, Hare Farm could well be the answer. 

The oast sleeps 10 (+2 on sofa beds) and the shepherd's hut sleeps 2. The oast is £1,300 for the weekend and the hut starts at £160 for 2 nights. Check here for latest availbility. 

With thanks to Area 51 Photography for the use of photographs taken at Hare Farm. 

Written by Joanna

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