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  • Ducks and chickens at dove farm
    hope you will excuse that fact when you come to stay Chickens Anyone who keeps chickens will know that they really do have their own personalities and behaviours Just like people some are more sociable than others some make more noise and they all have their favourite places to hang out The silkies are busy friendly little birds with fronded feathers giving a fluffy look The striking black and white birds are Light Sussex a traditional good natured hen and the huge ginger brown chooks strutting about are Buff Orpingtons They are the gentle giants of the poultry world At dove farm we keep hens out of interest and to showcase some of the different breeds to our guests For that reason we do not have a steady supply of eggs all year round Some of our birds can be a bit sporadic with their laying habits For prolific layers best stick to mixed breed hens or hybrids they are easy going vigorous chickens and they give a lot back Ducks There is nothing subtle about ducks They like to make their presence felt They are extremely messy often noisy and very greedy Added to that they are pleasant natured sociable and endearing which is why they make such lovely farm pets They lay excellent waxy rich eggs a bit too strong in flavour for those of us who are used to the taste of hen eggs but duck eggs are the best thing for home baking We are fortunate at dove farm to have a number of natural watercourses close by It really is a rural idyll for ducks and they thrive as long as they come home at night or can outwit the fox The one thing that ducks and chickens have in common is that they love

    Original URL path: http://www.dovefarm.co.uk/thefarm/farm-chickens_ducks.php (2016-02-18)
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  • Alpacas and llamas at dove farm
    bigger and taller with a lean frame it is primarily used as a pack animal The alpaca on the other hand is smaller more compact and generally more nervous in nature They can be described as the long necked sheep of the Andes Alpacas and Llamas orginate from Chile Peru and Bolivia Alpacas We have been keeping alpacas at dove farm for many years We currently have a small mixed herd and have bought in a stud male to increase our numbers Hopefully there will be a couple of babies by next year Alpacas are endearing extremely sensitive creatures They are often very shy and generally more timid than llamas This can make it difficult to get close to them in the way that you would handle a pony or donkey Read more at www bas uk com Alpacas are herd animals and must never be kept on their own Better to keep in groups of three or more They need shearing once every year usually with attention given to toe nails and teeth Alpacas do not have hooves they have soft padded feet The most frequent question we are asked is why do you keep alpacas The reply is

    Original URL path: http://www.dovefarm.co.uk/thefarm/farm-alpacas_llamas.php (2016-02-18)
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  • holiday cottages at Dove Farm
    studio grouped around a shared patio garden Barn Owl Cottage has three bedrooms and sleeps 7 read more Swallow Cottage has two bedrooms and sleeps 4 read more Wren Cottage has two bedrooms and sleeps 5 also sofabed in this cottage read more Like a big party house with own private space Dove Farm cottages offer all the benefits of staying in a big party house or large cottage with the added bonus of guests being able to enjoy their own private space too in their own cottage This is particularly useful for managing sleep times for younger children and providing quiet time for other family members The separate cottages also provide useful break out rooms for corporate groups and training workshops when using Dove studio as their main working area Weekend breaks Weekend breaks are the most popular hire period for Dove Farm Cottages Here at Dove Farm we understand how difficult it is to organise a group and get everyone to commit to a date Naturally weekends are our guests top choice because we all have to squeeze so much into our busy lives We have two price options to suit everyone s available leisure time and budget AND we operate an ethical pricing policy with no peak rates and no nasty price hikes for school holidays How refreshing is that 2 nights 1500 Fri Sat with LAZY late checkout on Sunday pm 3 nights 1725 Fri Sat Sun price includes evening use of dove dining studio Perfect for dinner parties daytime use may also be arranged subject to room availability weekend breaks are available all year round Ideal base to visit Alton Towers only 4 miles away Dove Farm Cottages and dining studio offers a home from home social venue for families family events special occasions friends

    Original URL path: http://www.dovefarm.co.uk/accommodation/index.php (2016-02-18)
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  • Barn Owl Cottage at Dove Farm
    to give all the advantages of big holiday houses and party houses Group dining space in dove studio Useful downstairs bedroom with adjacent bathroom suitable for guests with limited mobility Further two bedrooms upstairs one en suite An extra guest bed can be added to any of the bedrooms though not all at the same time Useful dining kitchen Cooking for larger groups is not a problem especially when this kitchen is used together with the kitchen in Wren Cottage There are plenty of large pans and cooking dishes The back door of the cottage opens out from the kitchen to the shared patio garden area This also acts as a convenient outside corridor between the cottages Dogs welcome by arrangement only Information provided in Barn Owl Cottage on local attractions walks in the Peak District plus the farm and nature trail at Dove Farm All you need to enjoy Staffordshire and Derbyshire during your stay Notes for the less able Barn Owl cottage is not currently graded under the national accessibility scheme however certain features help to make it a disabled friendly cottage The ground floor is accessible for wheelchair users and those with limited mobility The shower room is generous sized with level floor Shower area has half height shower doors with 1 grab rail in shower area Commode style shower chair available The toilet has 1 grab rail and transfer space to left of WC with basin to the right user s perspective The kitchen does not have adaptations for use by disabled guests The table may be used as work surface Electric sockets and light switches are placed at convenient height as in other ground floor rooms Internal doorways are set to standard external specification of 33 inches making this a wheelchair accessible cottage for most

    Original URL path: http://www.dovefarm.co.uk/accommodation/accommodation_BarnOwlCottage.php (2016-02-18)
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  • Swallow Cottage at Dove Farm
    room Swallow Cottage is where groups of families hen groups and groups of friends will gather together for pre dinner drinks before heading across to Dove studio dining room It s often where everyone gathers later in the evening too so it s helpful for large groups not to place guests here who prefer an early night Well equipped holiday cottage with quality audio visual equipment and wifi Sky TV Selection of books DVDs and boardgames Bathroom has bath and separate shower cubicle There is one double bedroom and one twin bedroom Small modern kitchen Hired together with the other properties at Dove Farm this group of three cottages offers all the advantages of large holiday houses and party houses with the added bonus of your own private space Back door opens out from living room out onto shared patio garden This cottage is also perfect for a quiet few days away for couples or for families visiting Alton Towers Pets welcome by arrangement only Information in Swallow Cottage on local attractions walks in the Peak District and Derbyshire All you need to enjoy Staffordshire and make the most of Derbyshire during your stay Midweek deals often available Information on our farm and nature trail Notes for the less able This cottage is all ground floor The living area and bedrooms are all accessible by wheelchair with internal door widths set to external specifications of 33 inches The kitchen does not have adaptations for use by disabled guests and the bathroom is not disabled friendly It works well when hired together with the other two cottages which do have bedroom and bathroom facilities with disabled access The patio garden to rear of cottages is level and hard surfaced enabling easy access indoors and outdoors for guests with limited mobility There

    Original URL path: http://www.dovefarm.co.uk/accommodation/accommodation_SwallowCottage.php (2016-02-18)
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  • Wren Cottage at Dove Farm
    cottages Wren Cottage is ideal for family holidays on a working farm Generally suitable for disabled guests Well equipped with quality audio visual equipment and wifi Freeview TV Selection of books and DVDs Children s books and cuddly toys Large kitchen with dining table The kitchen in Wren Cottage is often used as main cooking area by large groups staying at Dove Farm as it is the nearest cottage to the dove studio dining room Literally out of one door and into another This kitchen is also the one that will be used by outside caterers if you choose to order in a dinner party Catering available When hired together this group of three cottages offers all the advantages of large holiday houses and party houses with the added bonus of quiet space in your own holiday cottage Pets by arrangement only Information in Wren Cottage on things to do and places to visit in Staffordshire and the Peak District Alton Towers only 4 miles following our suggested route Walks in Staffordshire as well as our own Dove Farm nature trail Wren Cottage may be hired out separately mon fri and occasionally for 7 night stays Perfect for mid week bargain breaks and special deals Notes for the less able Wren Cottage is not currently graded under the national accessibility scheme however certain features help to make it disabled friendly This cottage is all ground floor Internal door widths set to external specifications of 33 inches The kitchen does not have adaptations for use by disabled guests The bathroom has level access wet room shower area There are half height shower doors with an opening of 72 cm The toilet has grab rails either side with narrow transfer area to right of WC if one grab rail is raised user

    Original URL path: http://www.dovefarm.co.uk/accommodation/accommodation_WrenCottage.php (2016-02-18)
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  • Access statement for dove farm, derbyshire
    Main Road and Dove St Ellastone approx 400 yds Bus service 409 Asbourne Uttoxeter infrequent Arrival and car parking The general location of the farm and cottages is level with concreted public access areas There is a car park adjacent to cottages and ample level access for cars to pull up directly outside property entrances General access There are no steps Each cottage has a shallow ramp leading to threshold Swallow and Wren cottages have shared sloping access onto a raised level area 184 x 150 cm External and internal doorways are 82 cm Power points and lighting Power points in corridors living rooms and bedrooms are set at 90cm from floor Kitchen power points are located above worktops Light switches are located within a range of 113 115 cm from floor across all cottages Bathroom lights are operated via pull cord There is a variety of central lights wall lights and table lamps Floor surfaces Mostly tiled or industrial grade safety flooring in kitchens Wren kitchen has non slip vinyl flooring Swallow and Wren cottages have carpeted living rooms Barn Owl cottage has laminated floor with matt finish to minimise risk of slipping Décor simply decorated throughout with plain walls There is good visual contrast between walls floors and other surfaces Kitchens Worktop height 90 cm Table heights 73 74 cm giving clearance of between 68 and 72 cms Raiser blocks can be provided if required Oven heights vary from 87cm down to 60cm Barn Owl kitchen has a drop down door while the other kitchens have side opening doors Fridge freezers Barn Owl cottage fridge compartment above freezer below Swallow cottage fridge and freezer side by side beneath worktop Wren cottage fridge compartment above freezer below Bathrooms Barn Owl cottage ground floor wet room half height shower doors

    Original URL path: http://www.dovefarm.co.uk/accommodation/accommodation_access.php (2016-02-18)
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  • room planner for dove farm cottages
    planner for dove farm cottages Here is a room planner for you to print off to help you allocate guests to rooms You can download complete and even forward to the members of your group Once everyone knows which cottage they are staying in it doesn t matter who arrives first they will know where to unpack their things Click Here for a printable version Availability and Special Offers Jane

    Original URL path: http://www.dovefarm.co.uk/planyourstay/index.php (2016-02-18)
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