The Facilities

Children’s Play Area

Set back away from the main garden area is a dedicated children’s play area with a trampoline, swings, climbing frame and sand tray.

The Garden and Croquet Lawn

There is a courtyard garden to the rear of the property which is a sun trap and planted with herbs and tropic plants, off of this is a gate to the wildlife pond and access to the main garden area and croquet lawn.   The main garden is beautifully landscaped and planted with shrubs, flower borders and spring bulbs.  There are wonderful views across the valley and the scenery can be breath taking.  Boreat Manor is not near a main road but nestled in idyllic scenery down its own long private drive and the only sound is that of the sheep and cattle grazing in the surrounding fields and the birds singing.  In the garden and paddocks surrounding the property there is a wonderful senses of tranquillity which is difficult to put into words.  There is a small pond containing gold fish near the entrance to the Manor surrounded by a rockery which is a haven for bees and pond life.

Barbeque and Seating Areas

Surrounding the house are several large patio areas and in the courtyard patio to the rear of the property is a barbeque area with tables and chairs.  Behind the conservatory is a lovely circular patio. There is a huge patio area off the main car parking area with seating areas and is an idea place for children to play or to simply sunbath or admire the glorious view.  At night the sky is full of stars and as we have virtually no light pollution here the night sky can be simply stunning and if you look hard enough you are sure to see a shooting star.  If you venture through the paddock down to the small woodlands and in to the paddock beyond you will find further purpose built seating areas.

The Large Pond and Woodlands

Beyond the paddock is the large pond surround by a small woodland area and beyond that a further paddock.    This is a lovely place to visit, especially in summer when there is an abundance of wild flowers and the smell of freshly cut hay.  In winter when it snows this can also be an adventurous walk through the deep snow and the kids will love being pulled down the gently slope.   The large pond is a haven for wildlife and it is not unusual to see deer grazing the paddock, wild geese on the pond and of course there is our resident Barn Owl and our noisy Little Owls which breed every year at Boreat and the babies can be seen visiting the bird table.

The Wildlife pond

Near the house is the wildlife pond which has been fence off from the main garden.  Entry to the pond area is via a little wooden gate and here you can sit and feed the ducks.   The ducks have there only floating house to keep them safe from foxes.

Stabling and Paddocks

There are horses and ponies at Boreat and the stables are located away from the main house and are accessed by the lane to the rear of Horseshoe Barn.   You are welcome to visit the stables and help with the horses.  Amara is a Belgium Warmblood and our daughter’s competition horse, Harry is our rescued ex-racehorse.   You are welcome to bring your own horse by special arrangement.

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