Spring time at Piglets

Piglets Beagle Basset brothers deep in Bluebells just minutes from Piglets

As I write this, we are well into 3 weeks of lockdown due to Covid-19 and it strikes me that there is no point in this blog until holidays can be booked again in 2021 because we haven’t got any guests!

But enough of that; hopefully, you are reading this during the current lockdown and are dreaming of taking a spring break in the country somewhere and our boutique B&B is the perfect place.

Although every season has something to commend it, I think we all agree, the onset of spring when the clocks change, and the days seem longer make us want to spend time outside.

Easter 2020 was one of the warmest I can remember which made it all the more frustrating that we were having to stay home, and Piglets stayed empty.

Dragon fly on reed at Piglets natural eco-swimming pond

We had our first batch of tadpoles in the regeneration area of our natural swimming pond. The first bats of the year were skimming at speed over the pond at night and we had morning visits from a pair of grey wagtails looking for insects.

Spring flowers bloom all around at Piglets Boutique Country Stay

Our shady garden (The Dingle) sprung into life with a sea of daffodils, wild violets, cowslips and primroses and in across the road in the fields, the hedgerows were full of blossom. The warmer weather brought the bluebells on by about two weeks and by Easter the woods nearby were a carpet of blue.

Bluebells up close in bluebell wood just near Piglets Boutique Country Stay

We have a regular herd of deer who live mainly in the copse across the road so we’ve had many sightings of the young, including one stag, wandering across the fields along with a number of hares who are always exciting to watch, if only for their turn of speed.

So, if you are thinking of a break to just sit and relax, cycle the lanes, explore the pretty villages or go for walks around this beautiful area then we can highly recommend this time of year.

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