It is with very heavy hearts that we have to say that the beautiful and much loved Izzy has left us.
She really was a superhost to all our guests at Castlemain Mill and took on the role in the most friendly, calming and conscientious manner, especially if this meant visiting the cottages when the bacon was cooking or toast being made. Somehow the evening tv sessions were always preferable in the cottage with her friends than in the house.
She loved the forest, her garden and the interaction with people and nature and will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
Spring has arrived and the plum trees are all in blossom. Hopefully the frost will stay away so that we get a good harvest for our much loved Blaisdon Plum Jam.
Izzy also loves the sunny weather.
The Hawfinches and Crossbills have returned to Parkend.
The Crossbills are regularly seen by the church across the road from Castlemain Mill and although the Hawfinches haven't appeared yet in our garden they have been seen by the cricket pitch in the village.
Stay in our self contained cottages and see these elusive birds.
The exciting first 5* Severn Bore of 2019 https://www.itv.com/…/surfers-ride-the-first-five-star-sev…/
The trees are all changing colour now and walking through the forest is beautiful at this time of year. Lots of deer, wild boar and buzzards around at the moment.. Bring the dog and stay in our warm cosy cottages after a long walk.