Sink Green Farm News

Covid 19 update – 7th April 2021

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As per the latest Government Covid-19 Guidelines for the hospitality sector, we are

planning to open our B & B again to all guests from Monday 17th May.

Looking forward to seeing all our regulars again and meeting new guests ūüôā

Covid 19 update – 1st January 2021

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Unfortunately, as we have now been placed in tier 3, we are closed again, and only remain open to those guests who qualify to the criteria to stay.  We are looking forward to re-opening to all guests, new and previous, when it is safe to do so.  Wishing you all a safe and happy New Year, Sue and David

Herefordshire is radiant in the autumn…

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Herefordshire looks radiant in the autumn, with glorious reds, golds and russets.¬† Apples are abundance at this time of year where farming of apples take a centre-stage.¬† Why not enjoy one of our wonderful ‚ÄėCider Trails‚Äô, make you sure you also bring along your walking boots so you can also enjoy many of the walking trails along the way.

Cider in Herefordshire
Herefordshire Cider Trails

https://applesforautumn.co.uk/public/doc/Herefordshire-North-Map-Route.pdf

https://applesforautumn.co.uk/public/doc/Herefordshire-South-Map-Route.pdf

Government Guidelines for the Hospitality Sector

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Due to the latest Government Covid-19 Guidelines for the hospitality sector, we would appreciate it if guests would now wear a face covering in all indoor public areas unless you have a health concern or are seated – thank you.

What’s Open In Hereforshire September 2020 onwards

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At this time, and for obvious reasons, many events planned for the next couple of months have sadly had to cancel or be postponed.

Hereford Guided Walks:- Join Hereford Guild of Guides  to see Hereford‚Äôs interesting and historic buildings and other structures, hear about the history of the city through the ages from Saxon times, its role in the Civil War and its famous people.  The tours last about one and a half hours, starting at the main entrance of the Cathedral at 11.30aml. There is no need to book in advance, but you will need to purchase a ticket prior to joining the walk.  Tuesday 1st September till Saturday 31st October 2020

https://herefordguidedwalks.org.uk/

Hellens Manor: –   Set in the rural landscape of Herefordshire, Hellens Manor is a much-loved historic Tudor/Jacobean home.  Gardens, grounds and tearooms open Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday. Book for House Tours.

https://hellensmanor.com/

Hergest Croft Gardens: – Over 28 ha (70 acres) with more than five thousand rare trees and shrubs.  Described as “one of the finest collections of trees and shrubs in the British Isles”. As the Tea Rooms are closed at present, so why not take a picnic as they have lots of benches around the gardens, with some amazing views. No need to book.

https://www.hergest.co.uk/

Hampton Court Castle: – Hampton Court Castle started its journey in the early 15th Century. Set in the delightful Herefordshire countryside, surrounded by vast lawns, a stunning woodland backdrop, and magnificent award-winning gardens, the estate has an interesting and varied history.

https://www.hamptoncourtcastle.co.uk/

Westonbury Mill Water Gardens: – Home to the largest cuckoo clock in England, over 3 acres of vivid and colourful plants are laid out across a twist of streams and ponds and a wildflower meadow.

http://westonburymillwatergardens.com/

Westons Cider: РTours have resumed, café open, booking essential.

https://www.westons-cider.co.uk/

Hop Pocket Shopping Village: – A collection of independent shops offering an alternative to both the high street and characterless out of town shopping. Great place both buy and sample local Herefordshire produce.

https://thehoppocket.com/

Brockhampton Estate: – A traditionally farmed estate and medieval moated manor house offering scenic walks, activities and historical tours.  Booking essential.

https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/brockhampton

Activities Open In Herefordshire August 2020 onwards

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Noakes Farm: РNoakes Farm Riding Centre is a friendly, family run establishment set in 250 acres of beautiful Herefordshire countryside.

https://www.noakesfarmridingcentre.co.uk/

Hereford Canoe Hire: РJust imagine drifting down the river with the prospect of a pub lunch along the way, enjoying some of the country’s best countryside, perfect.  Booking essential.

https://www.herefordcanoehire.com/

Update On Our Procedures

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  • Guests to complete an online registration form, prior to their stay with us (a link will be emailed).
  • Use the hand sanitiser provided before being shown to their room, unfortunately we will be unable to carry any luggage.
  • Pre-order breakfast the night before as all food will be served to your table.
  • Extra items such as information folders, blankets etc have been moved from bedrooms, but are available upon request, duly sanitised and guests are encouraged to ask for anything they want.
  • We have carried out a Covid-19 Risk Assessment and regularly update it, to comply with the Government Guidelines.
  • Any guests staying at Sink Green Farm who suffer covid-19 symptoms must notify us from their room either by text or phone.¬† We will then follow government guidelines regarding their treatment and/or isolation.
  • Any guest who suffers from Covid-19 within 14 days of leaving Sink Green Farm should advise us immediately on diagnosis so that we can take the necessary precautions to protect others.
  • Disclaimer: Guests who stay here do so at their own risk, we cannot take any responsibility for guest‚Äôs health.

Re-opening 4th July

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David & Sue are looking forward to welcoming guests back again into Sink Green Farm B & B, and would like to assure all our guests that we have put into place good practice of cleaning and disinfecting as per the government guidelines. We have been working hard behind the scenes to make sure we are ready for a safe reopening for both ourselves and guests. Having carried out a full risk assessment throughout our farmhouse we have adjusted some of our operating processes to ensure we follow all government guidelines. This will inevitably affect some of the services and personal interactions we have had with our guests previously, but we must put the welfare and safety of us all first.

We will be asking all new guests to fill in a ‚ÄėRegistration Form‚Äô online before arrival, and where possible to arrange to pay by BACS on day of departure.

We will be asking everyone, either by signage or verbally to observe the 1m plus social distancing and the washing of hands.  To use the sanitizing gel and wipes provided when necessary.

In the unlikely event guests have contracted Covid-19 before/during their stay, they MUST return to their main residence immediately and not self-isolate here. For this reason, they will be advised to keep their car fuelled up to avoid any stops. We hope guests will continue to enjoy their stays with us in these difficult times.

Notice of Closure

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Following the recent government enforcement of closure for certain hospitality providers, we have reconsidered our own position and have sadly reached the decision in order to help prevent the rapid spread of Coronavirus, Sink Green Farm B & B will be closed to guests until further notice. This will take effect from tonight, Monday 23rd March.

We are following the advice coming from government closely but must consider the health of our staff, local residents and of course the massive extra burden on our local NHS should guests become ill whilst staying.  The extra demand on our local food shops that are struggling daily to maintain levels of food stocks for our local community also fairs in our decision.

Many local attractions have also closed their doors until further notice and a number of the fantastic places that we are normally able to advise our guests to visit are understandably not welcoming tourists just at the present time.

If you already have accommodation booked with us in the next few months, we suggest you make contact with us in order that we may discuss a path forwards that is acceptable to both, you and us.

Once the government advice is such and we are confident that the virus threat is no longer with us, we will be opening for bookings again. Sink Green Farm B & B is a fantastic place to visit with plenty of fresh countryside air and lots of things to see and do ‚Äď both Herefordshire and rural tourism in general, will need your support when we are able to resume our normal daily lives.

We hope you all stay safe and thank you for your patience and understanding at this unprecedented time.

Sue and David at Sink Green Farm B & B

What’s on in Herefordshire 2020

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Sadley at the moment there are no pre-planned events happening, or venues open.

Please be assured that once the government advice is such and we are confident that the virus threat is no longer with us, we will be promoting our countryside and the lots of things to see and do  Herefordshire

First Snowdrop of 2020

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Frst Snowdrop of 2020
First Snowdrop of 2020

Milk – Myth Busters

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Milk - Myth Busters, what we need to know about the milk we drink

Milk – Myth Busters, what we need to know about the milk we drink

Merry Christmas

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Cattle enjoying the lovely frosty morning

Wish all our guest a Very Happy Christmas

Massive Flood

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Massive Flood

Massive Flood here at Sink Green Farm, the largest in 30 years, nearly all the feilds covered in water.

 

Selection of Guest Reviews 2019

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Highly recommended.

I stayed here with a colleague because we were attending a nearby medical course. The working farm doubles as a lovely bed and breakfast. Sue and her husband are fantastic hosts and could not have been more helpful. They even dropped us at the course both mornings in their car Рthough it’s walkable too. Rooms had everything we needed and breakfast was delicious. Great place. Thank you.
TripAdvisor 5*

We have just had a very enjoyable return 12 day holiday to Sink Green Farm 

Where the hosts Sue and David could not do enough to ensure your stay is one you are unlikely to forget. The rooms are spacious and clean with views over the surrounding countryside. Breakfast sets you up for the day visiting the Hereford countryside and beyond. The summer house with hot tub is an excellent location to spend the evening sitting with a glass of wine or a good book. This is a B&B that we would not hesitate to recommend or return to. Brian and Lynne Allan                                                                                                          TripAdvisor 5*

Relaxing Week at Sink Green Farm

We stayed a week with Sue and David at this very relaxing farm house. The room with the four poster bed was well appointed with wonderful views over the countryside. The days started with an excellent breakfast and convivial conversation with the other guests. A dip in the hot tub at the end of the day ensured a good night’s sleep.

We found loads to do in the area visiting Hereford, Hay on Wye, and south Wales.    Thank you for a lovely early summer break.                                                                                    TripAdvisor 5*

Value for money. Sue and David Very helpful and friendly. Breakfast great. clean and tidy. Full of character.                                                                                                                                            Facebook

Amazing people David and sue are very friendly and welcoming and their bed and breakfast was outstanding.                                                                                                                                   Google 5*

Three Memorable Nights
“A spacious en-suite room with a four poster bed. There was plenty of storage space, TV,¬† ¬†Wi-Fi, the usual tea making facilities plus a couple of comfortable seats. Dogs were welcome with plenty of space to exercise them. The breakfast was sumptuous with cereals, fruit, yoghurt and juice available before a locally sourced full English Breakfast which you could select from a wide range of options. All this with hot drinks, toast and a good range jams. Despite being a working farm we were only aware of the rolling landscape and the Wye flowing past.”¬† TripAdvisor 4*

“Our second visit, just as good as the irst, thank you”¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†Comment in Guest Book – Lesley & Paul East Sussex¬†

“Wonderfulstay, great hot tub.¬† Loved everything. Thank you Sue, David & Rigel”¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† Comment in Guest Book – Jane, Cornwall¬†

“Great Stay as always.”¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†Comment in Guest Book – Dave,Aberystwyth

“Nothing much to say other than a fantastic place to stay and fantstic hosts and a very, very relaxing¬† ¬†place 10 out of 10.”¬†¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† Google 5*

“Excellent service, very friendly and clean, wholeheartidly reccommend and will be back.”¬†¬† ¬† ¬† Google 5*

 

 

 

What’s on in Herefordshire 2019

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Some of our suggestions of what to do or where to go whilst staying with us in Herefordshire.

Open All Year 

Hereford Cathedral
Hereford Cathedral, Mappa Mundi & Chained Library

Hereford Churches
www.visitherefordshirechurches.co.uk

National Trust Properties
www.nationaltrust.org.uk/lists/herefordshire

Chase Tour & Tasting                                                                                                                                               www.chasedistillery.co.uk

Various other Gardens, Castles, Attractions & Historic Houses

Begining Again in April 2019 till end of October

Hereford Guided Walks   www.herefordguidedwalks.org.uk

November 2019

Ludlow Medieval Christmas Fayre  23rd & 24th November
Ludlow Medieval Christmas Fayre

Hay Festival Winter Weekend Thursday 28th November to Sunday 1st December
Hay Festival Weekend

Cattle watching!!

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Cattle watching whilst fences being repaired

Cattle watching whilst fences being repaired

A Cow’s Life

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What I learned from a cow about life!

Nosey Cattle

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What are you doing?

Just because I like flowers

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Just liked this lovely delicate flower.