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Portrait of Wallops Wood Cottages staff. Liz our bookings manager

The first in our series of Portrait of Staff at Wallops Wood Cottages, Liz was known (and still is) as the powerhouse behind the bookings! I don’t know Liz very well as I only started working at Wallops Wood Cottages a few weeks before she retired, but she was ( still is) definitely the go-to…

Sunsets that take your breath away

Harvest season is underway in the Meon Valley and South Downs

Harvest season is underway in the Meon Valley and South Downs As I was walking around the Wallops Wood fields counting up butterflies for the Big Butterfly Count, the low rumbling of the John Dere’s could be heard in the background.  Harvest and baling in the Meon Valley was in full swing! Seasons in the…

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Magnificent May

  Two fantastic festivals are held locally in May – the Beltain Festival and the Alresford Watercress Festival. Beltain is the ancient Celtic celebration to mark the beginning of summer.Butser Ancient Farm hosts their annual Festival on Saturday 5th May. Each year, visitors can expect a fantastic afternoon/evening of entertainment and refreshments culminating with the…

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Easter at Wallops Wood Cottages

Easter at Wallops Wood Cottages Easter is always the first Sunday after the first full moon that falls on or after the Spring equinox. This year, the Easter school holidays start on Good Friday, 30th March and continue until Sunday 15th April. There is plenty to keep the children amused near the cottages.   Of…

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Hampshire Watercress

Hampshire Watercress The clear, chalk-filtered streams of Hampshire are the ideal environment for growing watercress, with the Georgian market town of Alresford being England’s watercress capital. It was the coming of the railway in 1865 that allowed the industry to thrive, with the ability to transport the crop quickly to London and the Midlands without…

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