Alpacas at Bewl Rookery

It was more than ten years ago when I first met alpacas. I was working at the Royal Melbourne Show in Victoria, Australia and one of my jobs was to write a daily newsletter during the period of Melbourne’s hugely popular and iconic annual community event. Run by the Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria it […]

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Home-grown produce for guests to enjoy

A year in review

As the cold of winter settles in and we wake each morning to a frosty garden and weather forecasters predicting snow it is fun to warm ourselves up with some reminisces of last summer at Bewl Rookery. In 2018 as guests started arriving to see tulips at Pashley and roses at Sissinghurst we introduced six […]

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100 mixed trees planted in November to create a copse in the corner of our field

Planting for the future

I have always treasured time walking in woods and enjoying the escape, the peace, and watching and hearing nature everywhere: kicking through the thick fallen leaves in autumn; smelling the bluebells in spring; and listening to the bird song.  I love seeing my dog scurrying around looking for the latest adventure at any time of […]

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A collection of homemade jams from our orchard and hedgerow fruits.

Bewl Rookery Jambusting

As I was tidying up the Oak Room after our guests left I noticed one of the books on the shelf called ‘Jambusters’ written by Julie Summers and about the Women’s Institute.  Seeing it reminded me to write this blog about my jam making. I was pleased with the variety of jams I made this […]

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Grasses and wildflowers on our meadow walk

Living in a medieval landscape

Bewl Rookery B&B lies in the heart of the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, one of just forty-six in Britain. An AONB is somewhere the government has decided the landscape is so special that it needs to be protected. Established by the 14th century this area is considered to be one of the […]

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The warm scent of springtime

Wild garlic fills the woodland walks at this time of year. While the smell is associated with springtime, the white heads all floating in the breeze and carpeting the woodland almost look as if snow has fallen late in the season. There are many names for wild garlic such as ‘gypsies onions’ or ‘bear’s garlic’ […]

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A sea of blue

There are many beautiful walks that involve views of the blue water of Bewl reservoir but today the sea of blue is on the land, it sweeps through the woods, rolling over the ground around the trees and paths under the shaded canopy of woodland. It is bluebell season and time for not only a […]

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Wadhurst voted best place to live

We are thrilled to hear that The Sunday Times has voted Wadhurst the best place to live in the South East – have a look here at what they say about our local market town, just 2 miles down the road from Bewl Rookery. Wadhurst has such a great choice of shops – from a […]

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