Four seasons at Greenacre Lodge

Our holiday cottage is the most wonderful place to stay – and that’s not just my opinion, take a look at our reviews! Each season of the year is just as beautiful. Our garden isn’t finely manicured but is a happy mix of flowers, trees, people, toys and wildlife! Spring brings daffodils in abundance and the bird song is amazing! The Lodge garden is private and a real sun trap for most of the day in summer. Apples, pears, plums, cobnuts, figs and quince all ripen in the sun whilst blackberries are abundant in the garden hedgerows as Autumn draws in. Last winter, we had exciting falls of snow and living in a village at the top of a hill, we had a few days when we couldn’t get out of the village – total peace! Come and experience the joys of Greenacre Lodge in 2019, we are looking forward to meeting you!

Summer days!

Summer Days

Make the most of the long, summer evenings watching the bats, enjoying the stars, sipping a cold white wine at Greenacre Lodge. The decking is just waiting for you! Take a soft, fluffy blanket out and curl up on our comfy chairs with a book or some music Рthere is nothing more relaxing than being at Greenacre Lodge on a warm summer evening. Book now to make sure you get one of the last remaining 4 weeks available before September!

Looking forward to a busy year

Our first guests of 2018 arrive on Friday and we have a busy year after that. There are a few weeks available during the year but don’t leave it too late to book – once people have stayed here, they almost always book again!

Next painting

I shared my hare painting with you at various stages and now I’m starting on a fox picture. Both these paintings are focusing on the eyes of the animal – it is the eyes that can make the painting look real so they make a fascinating thing to study as I paint. The fox is at the very first stage where I put in the basic shading of the fur but you can already see how important the eyes will be to make the painting seem alive. Watch this space for the various stages of painting!

Painter?

A few weeks ago, I shared a half finished painting of a hare with you all. Greenacre Lodge is an inspiring place for painters and photographers, surrounded as it is with beautiful countryside, wildlife of all sorts and rural lifestyles. Yesterday I finished the hare and made a start on a fox – I’m trying to focus on the look in the eyes of the animals! As a painting beginner, I’m never satisfied with the end result but always hoping each one will be better than the last!