Month: May 2015

Brancaster

Brancaster, beaches and beyond

For those of you thinking about visiting Caroline Bulmer Properties in Norfolk 2015 we thought it would be useful to give you a little bit of history about Brancaster and the surrounding area.

Brancaster is a village and civil parish on the north coast of the English county of Norfolk. The civil parish of Brancaster comprises Brancaster itself, together with Brancaster Staithe and Burnham Deepdale. This destination is famous for wild birds, a sandy beach and a Roman Fort! It is the perfect holiday location for those with young children and those who enjoy the peace and tranquility of a seaside village. As one of the driest villages in the country, there is always something to enjoy outdoors. Watch the sky fill with pink-footed geese during winter. January and February are great months for fresh beach walks, May and June offer some of the best weather for sailing, kiting and sea kayaking. October and November are glorious wildlife months.

Brancaster Beach comprises of miles of golden sand and endless views, perfect for summer walks, or for playing with children if you are visiting with your family. The beach area and some of the marshes are managed by the National Trust. The beach may also be used for windsurfing and kite karting within the permitted area.

The Staithe offers a great place to start exploring the coast, if you’re sailing you can launch a boat, and sail in the sheltered water of Scolt Head Island; or if you venture a little further west along the Norfolk Coast Path you will find the well-known ancient Roman Fort of Branodunum.

The beautiful views from Barrow Common are popular for both painting and photography, and many exhibitions and courses are run throughout the year. Enjoy the local hospitality and local seafood at The Jolly Sailors, The White Horse, Deepdale Cafe and The Crab Hut.

We do hope you can experience the beauty of the Norfolk coast with us soon.

Best wishes,

Caroline

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Burghill & beyond – visiting Herefordshire

As this is my first foray into blogging, I thought i’d take the opportunity to give a little more information about the two beautiful counties of Herefordshire and Norfolk. My first post is all about Herefordshire and my home county.

If you are looking for a rural retreat to enjoy with family or friends, Herefordshire has it all in spades. This bucolic county is rich with stunning landscapes, local producers and history, the perfect family English holiday spot. Whether it’s canoeing on the historic river Wye or shopping at the artisan food markets there is something for everyone to enjoy!

Our Caroline Bulmer property is located just outside of Hereford in the quaint village of Burghill. It has been suggested that Burghill may be home to the first castle built in England. It would have been built by the Normans in 1051, before the Norman Conquest. In the Doomsday Book, compiled soon after the Norman Conquest, the name of the village is spelled Burgelle. However, it has been Burghill now for the last eight centuries.

As part of the Bulmer family, there is of course a love of our local fruits; apples and pears. The whole area is surrounded by ancient orchards and is a centre for cider tourism. The best time to visit is May when the blossom is abundant and quite beautiful or the harvest time, from September onwards, when the air becomes pungent with the smell of ripened fruits.

For families the local fruit and vegetable producers, Court Farm, is a popular attraction for visitors. They grow a wide range of soft fruits, as well salad crops and even pick your own eggs! There is also a delicious tea shop, along with a play area, picnic area, farm animals, fishing pools and mountain boarding at different times throughout the year.

The stunning landscapes surrounding the village make it ideal for outdoor activities such as walking, photography and for those who want to relax with their clubs, Burghill Valley Golf Club, in the heart of the village, is a popular destination.

We are always on hand to give you our local knowledge and so please feel free to email me caroline@bulmerproperties.co.uk

Best wishes,

Caroline