Sunday, 11 August 2013

The Paddocks

Hello again my sweets :)

First of all I would like to just say sorry for my absence over the last week! I have been travelling round the UK with my parents seeing family friends and everywhere we went had no internet :( however it does mean I have some different lifestyle posts coming your way which I hope you enjoy :)

The first stop of our travels was my dads friends farm in Gloucester, as you have have gathered from past posts I adore animals and love just being around them, so this was ideal for me and I loved staying there! As you can see its a massive farm house and they have out buildings which they converted into accommodation for holiday makers and business conferences.  

When we arrived we had Sunday dinner which was one of the nicest Sunday dinners I've had (apart from my mums :P), the meat and veg were from the farm we were staying at which I liked because you knew everything was local and good quality :) 

This farm isn't a traditional farm, they have some different and unusual animals which made it more fun because I got to meet and learn about animals I wouldn't normally be able to get so close to! I did take pictures of all the animals but as they had over 150 I thought that might be too many to put in a blog :P I picked a selection of animals to show you! My favourites were the Great Danes which really are the biggest dogs and the nicest nature, Zipper the Zebra which I didn't get a picture of but I had a little stroke which I loved because there aren't going to be many times I will be able to get that close again to one! Also Reindeer for the same reason, I fed them and just stroked their antlers, they are really beautiful animals :) 

These are micro pigs, the top picture was the mum and these are the piglets, I loved just sitting with them because they are really nosey! I always thought they were a lot smaller than this and I think this is why some people cant cope with them as pets because they are big pets and still farm animals.

Meet Shonkey, she is a Shetland cross with a Donkey, just thought the name of her was so cute :) 

Last but not least is Jake and Ben the Great Danes, these dogs I fell in love with straight away, they are so sweet and loving, as you can see they are massive but the picture doesn't do them justice! 

I also wanted to include some pictures of the accommodation because holiday makers can go and stay and I wanted to show you how good quality the lodges were, they have several and they are all different! All are called after an animal on the farm, ours was 'The Cockerel' and  my mum came away with so many ideas for our house because they are so original :)

So if this is your kind of thing and you want a short break away in the UK I would recommend this place, there are lovely walks all around and you can get as much involved with the animals as you like :) there is a website you can have more of a look here and Lindsay's own website here which is more for business bookings but shows you the animals :P 

Ever stayed anywhere like this? Or do you have any recommendations for short stay holidays?

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Have a lovely day, Bye :) 


  1. That little pig is so cute :)

  2. Love the little cottage definitely somewhere i would like to stay

    Carrieanne x

    1. Yeah I would recommend it, perfect for a little getaway weekend :) x

  3. That cottage is so adorable! I'm a complete sucker for places like this, I stayed somewhere similar in Bath last year and loved every second :) How cute are those micro pigs?! Looks like you had a lovely time! xx

    1. Yeah was such a lovely place :) love little breaks like these, nice to get away for a couple of days x

  4. Such cute animals!

  5. This looks like such a cute getaway!!

  6. This definitely looks like my kind of getaway, although I would want to keep all the animals and take them home with me

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