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Come and Pick Your Own in August

We popped into one of our cottages last week and chanced upon the most gorgeous Farm Shop in Sussex.  These lovely local shops are dotted around all over the country and really is the most relaxed way to shop.

Just love shopping at farm shops

Just love shopping at farm shops

Filled with delicious local produce, tomatoes grown in the village, French beans, runner beans and perfect little creamy coloured new potatoes, plus wonderful soft fruit and delicious home baked breads.

So good to cook seasonal foods

So good to cook seasonal foods

 

Not only do they have a lovely farm shop, there is also a lovely little cafe serving scrummy lunches and teas and coffees throughout the day.  Added to this, there is Pick Your Own..

Such fun for children

Such fun for children

Fruit picking is one of those delightful summer activities that children and adults alike adore – there are 100’s of wonderful fruit farms dotted around the English countryside offering Pick Your Own facilities.

End of August is great for blackberries

End of August is great for blackberries

The excitement of rows and rows or berries, bursting with flavour.  There is a wonderful quietness in a Pick Your Own field of raspberries – a few mutterings and quiet talking in distant rows, so peaceful, it is quite impossible not to try just one or three dark red berries!

Crunchy apples

Crunchy apples

Blackberry picking is free for all, there are an abundance in hedgerows throughout the UK and we have seen lots in the countryside Kent, Sussex, Hampshire, Dorset and Devon.  Just book a cottage, pack your holiday clothes and pop down for a blackberry picking bonanza!

Here are some great properties, ideal for fruit picking!

Plum Tree Cottage in Sussex

Very sweet

Very sweet

The Nook at Burford

Unique and quirky accommodation placed between Cheltenham and Oxford, offering the perfect bolthole to explore The Cotswold’s. The Nook at Burford is a delightful wood cabin which has been tenderly transformed into a charming love nest, perfect for romantic escapes.

Beautiful location in the Cotswolds

Beautiful location in the Cotswolds

Redfern Barn is a rural Kent holiday barn near Canterbury situated in a beautiful countryside setting. This newly built weather boarded barn has been furnished to a very high standard with fabulous views of the surrounding countryside.

In the Garden of England

In the Garden of England

We have some lovely holiday cottages in the UK near superb Pick Your Own.  Kent known as the Garden of England is the traditional fruit growing area of the country, so cottages in Kent may appeal, if you are planning a visit to other counties in the South of England, we have lots of alternatives, such as cottages in Hampshire or Sussex holiday cottages.

 

If you are tempted to have a lovely break in the countryside, picking fruit and exploring, have a look at our website, or call us on 01227 464958 and we will give you a hand.

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