Tag: Winchelsea

Winter Fun with the Wealden Times

22nd – 24th November is the Wealden Times Midwinter Fair at the WALLED GARDEN, Bedgebury Pinetum, near Goudhurst TN17 2SJ. Go there and you will find a wide array of stall with everything that you need for the perfect Christmas, vintage and modern goodies for home and garden, locally produced foods, gifts, fashion and jewelery. While you are there you more »

Honey harvets at Strand House

August is here and that means the honey harvest! The bees have done really well despite the bad weather and we were able to take 3 ‘supers’ off the hive which means that we might get 50 lb of honey. The hive had grown into a skyscraper with two brood boxes and 4 supers 🙂

Wildflower garden for the summer

Last year we planted an annual wildflower meadow along the side of Rye Bay Cottage and it was a huge success with all the bees and other insects. So we have been watching the new BBC series Sarah Raven’s Bees, Butterflies and Blooms on BBC2 with great enjoyment. Catch it here on i-Player http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b01cktgq/Bees_Butterflies_and_Blooms_Cities/ So this year we will be more »

Lovely guest comments

Dear Mary and Hugh We just wanted to say a huge thank you for such a wonderful weekend in your beautiful Bed and Breakfast. It couldn’t have been better, you really had thought of everything. The attention to detail was second to none. You are wonderfully warm, attentive and professional hosts. Every room was beautifully decorated with so many thoughful more »

Beautiful South Guest Accommodation of the Year Award

Strand House and Rye Bay Cottage have won Silver in the Beautiful South Guest Accommodation of the Year Awards 2011 having been short listed from over 100 entrants across the South of England. Mary and Hugh went to Denbies Wine Estate last Thursday to collect the award from John Williams, Chairman of Tourism South East. SOUTH EAST’S TOP TOURISM BUSINESSES more »

Bee Friendly Zone

How great would it be if you could set up your own bee friendly zone. How about making Winchelsea a bee friendly zone, as it is already partly surrounded by organically farmed land and is full of wonderful gardens with flowers. see: http://www.biobees.com/beefriendlyzone/index.php

Honey Harvest started

We have taken the first two ‘supers’ off the Strand House hive and sent them away to get the honey extracted. Looking forward to our own honey in a few days time. Later in the year we will get some comb honey from the ‘eco’ hive. All the hives have had hard working bees this year and so we are more »