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!

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!

Our Lodge needs you!

Lodge kitchen

Our beautiful Lodge needs you to make it come alive – we have very limited availability left during June and August although you might be lucky with a last minute week so take a look and make us an offer! There is plenty of space to enjoy the Autumn with us though; the local areas is beautiful at this time of year, with very low rainfall and amazing walks, cycling and rivers to enjoy. Equally, we have easy access to Cambridge, Norwich, Bury St Edmunds and Ipswich for sightseeing and shopping. The Christmas market in Bury St Edmunds is amazing and we will offer a taxi service for you so you don’t even have to worry about parking! Hurry though, the weeks will go very quickly and you don’t want to miss out!

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!

Painter?

Why not come to Greenacre Lodge, sit in the sun on the garden deck and while away a few hours painting? There’s lots of inspiration here! I’m half way through the first in a series of close ups – focusing on the eyes. I’m very much a beginner but it’s a great way to spend some time relaxing. Check our availability  at www.greenacrelodge.co.uk