Hole House, - June 2019
Due to demand and feedback we have switched our week-long adventure into a long-weekend instead!
Friday 7th June - Monday 10th June 2019 COST: £575.00 per adult, £450.00 per child (14 and under)
Single occupancy supplement: +£50.00
Join Nigel and local naturalist/photographer Roger Harris for a 3 night retreat in rural Devon at Nigel's Dad's Grade 2 Listed family home. Set in 52 acres of unspoilt countryside this reputedly haunted Manor offers commanding views of the Branscombe valley.
Friday 7 June: Arrive at your leisure at beautiful Hole House near Branscombe, unpack and relax. This evening we will all meet and Nigel will host a welcome dinner.
Saturday 8 June* - Sunday 9 June: Weather permitting we will take day trips on both days to explore wildlife of the region. Possible excursions include:
Wareham Forest. You can gauge Nigel's reptile spotting skills on a search for Slow Worm, Sand and Viviparous lizards. We will also look for Hobby, Tree Pipit, Wood Lark and the nationally rare Smooth Snake!
Somerset Levels where we hope to see a good selection of birds including Great White Egret, Marsh Harrier, Bittern and Hobby. There'll be the noisy Perez’s Frog and a selection of dragon and damselflies. On this day we will see up to six species of orchids.
Martin Down National Nature Reserve. We hope to see nationally scarce birds like European Turtle Dove, Corn Bunting and Quail. We'll look for adders, and find orchids including the beautiful and rare Burnt Orchid.
Fossil Hunting on the Jurassic Coast. Step back in time as you explore the local coast with Nigel to look for creatures from times-gone-by.
*On Saturday evening Nigel will introduce guests to some of his pets. There will be opportunities for photos with a giant bullfrog, a friendly tarantula and much more.!
Monday 10 June: Farewell breakfast. This morning we will explore the Branscombe area. A gentle stroll down to the Beach whilst looking for butterflies (including the scarce Wood White), dragonflies and birds - we should have great views of the local Peregrines. We'll have time for a Devon cream tea on the journey back! Afternoon departures.
Group size limited to 8 people.
Pick-up at Axminster railway station is available upon request if required.
Reserve your place with a deposit of £100 per person HERE. Balance payable two-weeks prior to commencement of the holiday.
Personal spending, alcoholic beverages and additional snacks/meals are at own expense. Full Ts&Cs sent out upon booking.
Winter Adventure: December 2019. Details coming soon!
Book your place with a deposit of £100 per person by clicking here and selecting the Hole House Adventure option.
Check out this great video for my forthcoming holidays at Hole House!