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Malston Mill Farm Diary

February 2018

It has been a while since I updated the Dairy. Too much work and not enough office hours.

Another busy few Winter months where we have been re-grouting all the pools to keep them looking prisine, refurbished two bathrooms in to walk in shower en-suites in Lakeside and Waterfall Cottages. Painting as much as possible in the time available. I have even learn't to sew and made a new canopy for one of the four poster beds, quite an achievement for me I can say.


Coming very soon is our NEW website with lots of lovely pictures of the cottages and countryside, do keep a look out for it.


Bookings are coming in fast so if you have a date in mind please do not leave it too late. The smaller cottages are already fairly full, if the week you want is gone please contact me and I will probably be able to offer you a larger cottage at Waterfall cottage price. Please visit our availability calendar or email me (Linda) with your enquiry.

Rememeber we offer so much more than just a cottage, a wonderful holiday experience in the most beautiful location.


Boris the great dane is now approaching 2 years old. He is a lovely dog and is quite a character. He gets on well with all guests that wish to know him.


Zip wire, much talked about, is now in place behind the tree house. Quite quick and good fun, only with parent supervision.


The gardener is busy clearing out the bushes on the far side of the lake which will open up some new planting areas and refresh the area. We have taken down all the conifers in front of the house so another bed to plant. We too now have a view of the lake as well as the cottages.




Malston Mill Farm is also on facebook, why not visit and 'like us' so you can keep up to date with what is going on also keep up to date with any offers or cancellations.




Have added a few pictures to remind us of the fun we have at our weekly BBQ evening.








The gardens were pretty amazing during 2017 and I hope with all the plans going around my head that they will be equally good during 2018.


The circular garden with its spectrum of colours gives colour from May to October. Many call it the secret garden, which you just happen to chance upon when walking around the lake.


The terraces with the addition of more roses, as well as geraniums, iris, sweet williams and foxgloves is very English summer garden and the garden, which was created with the flood defence bed (well some good had to come out of it), flowers well from June to Winter with grasses, Heleniums, Achillea, day lilies, many annuals and other perennials.

The bog garden on the edge of the stream puts on a good show June time with the many candelabra primulas.


Banana plant in the hotbed with day lilies, dahlias, ginger plants, cannas and bamboo give a very tropical feel.


Have included a few pictures from throughout the seasons as a reminder of how lovely the gardens have been and how stunning Malston Mill Farm is. Do come and see for yourselves there is so much more to see.























The lake was restocked with 45 carp 5lb to 7lb. As well as 2x 20lb and 10 to 12lb carp a couple of years ago. In winter 2016 the lake underwent some improvements for the benefit of the fish and that work will continue this Spring. The fish have benefitted in that the largest out in 2016 was 18lb and previous to that 25lb. During 2017 a 29lb carp was caught, so we are pleased to see that all the hard work is paying off, they are growing.


Visit our new website for many more pictures of fish caught in the lake. Also the fishing page on this website.


As well the large carp there are plenty of 3 -5lb carp for the novice, as well as rudd roach, tench and small trout. Many children have caught their first ever fish at Malston Mill too. Tony is only too pleased to offer advise and set you up for the day, you do need to bring your own tackle.


Whatever your experience I cannot think of a more beautiful location to just sit and relax whilst waiting for that line to go.





Malston Mill Event Diary


Malston Mill Event Diary










Always changing with the seasons, from the Egyptian geese visiting us on and off, the occasional canada geese, Morehens and ducks with the chicks. Also had a couple of swans stop by just to break their journey. The kingfisher can be seen if you are a lert and quick. A merganser (a diving goose) and a pair of pochared were here in February this year.


We have our own chicken so fresh eggs are available most of the time. Nothing like a fresh egg.


The wild garden has been full of cowlsips this spring alongside daffodils and fritillarea with a few bluebells which are slowly spreading. I am amazed and delighted to see so many different types of butterflies in such a small area, could sit a watch for ages, if only I had the time.


Lots of badger activity down the lane.


There has been quite a few programmes on T.V regarding the universe which has brought my attention to how lucky we are to live in an area with hardly any light pollution. The skies at night are quite stunning, I have bought my self an educational course to learn more about the sky at night. Hope to be able to share my new found knowledge with you that is when I get the time to study. At present I can find The plough (Ursa Major) and Orion but other than that the stars are clusters of pure beauty. Steve bought his telescope on holiday with him and I was shown Saturn, quite amazing.


This could be you feeding the ducks or having a row across the lake, why not come and enjoy the tranquillity. Which reminds me of the following:-

Read this in a newspaper and thought yes this applies to Malston Mill. What they say are the top 10 signs of tranquillity. We offer nine of them.

1. Seeing a natural landscape,

2. Hearing birdsong,

3. Hearing peace and quiet,

4. Seeing the stars at night,

5. Seeing streams,

6. Hearing natural sounds,

7. Hearing wildlife,

8. Hearing running water,

9. Seeing natural woodland.

The one we are missing is seeing the sea and we are not far away from doing that.

Do come and visit us we would love to share it with you.












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