Christmas 2020

We are now days away from Christmas 2020.

It has been a challenging year. We started the year cleaning, ‘re painting and building new beds for Folly View after a rather disruptive visit from some challenging guests.

We had a lovely visit in February from some regular visitors from Eire and very soon after their visit we were closing down because of the Covid pandemic. They helped restore my faith that we do the right things to keep guests comfortable and happy.

We unfortunately had to cancel and or rearrange guests stays. However we did reopen over the Summer, tightening up our cleaning regime, seeing new and regular customers. Catching up with what was happening to them and how they were trying to deal with Covid restrictions in their lives.

We are blessed to have so many lovely guests. Please keep yourselves safe over the next few months.

Thank you to those who have sent Christmas Cards.

We wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year and look forward to seeing many of you in the near future.


We hope that all of our lovely customers, those who have stayed previously and those yet to stay with us, are keeping safe well.

Covid-19 is not something any of us had thought would happen and hope that you, like us, are following Government advice. As one of our customers said to me that her family had told her that for once in her life she should do as she was told.

We are not sure how long this situation of not being able to move round the country will last and as soon as we can we will be taking bookings.

We will review the bookings we have when we here more from the Government.

Have a lovely Easter

Merinda and Lyndon

Folk at the Farm

Folk at the Farm is at Acton Scott Historic Working Farm Museum on July 20th 2019 from 10am until 7pm.

Folk at the Farm Logo

Folk at the Farm is a Shropshire Folklore Story and Music Festival. There will be a Folklore Trail celebrating Shropshire words.

There will be be music in the meadows, beer in the barn and activities that all the family can get involved with around at Folk at the Farm.

There will be traditional crafters demonstrating their skills and selling their wares. Their will be have ago sessions as well.

Whalebone with Jean Atkins will be performing Understories, a fusion of music and poetry.

Men from Off, Janie Mitchell and Free Born Rising will provide more music and some performers will be wandering  round and providing entertainment.

Storytellers will telling stories for young and old, these include Cath Edwards, Andy Harrop and Sal Tonge.

There will be dancing from Ledbury Morris and poetry from Kate Innes and Carol Forester.

Folk at the Farm is a great chance to celebrate our diverse, music, poetry, storytelling and much more.

Advance bookings for adults are £15 and a Family ticket is £30. Information and tickets available at or

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Butterflies at Folly View

Butterfly On Buddleia

I have been distracted by the butterflies at Folly View in the garden. As we come to the end of Summer and morph into Autumn I enjoy watching the butterfly fluttering by.

I have been cleaning Folly View ready for the next guests and the butterflies are just right in front of me.

They have been all over the dark purple buddleia the garden.

Comma Butterfly

Comma Butterfly

There are Comma’s which have cut away wings and are lovely orange colours with black spots. The Red Admiral’s are mainly red and black and I usually see them on our fallen apple’s and the Comma’s have penchant for over ripe fruit too.

The Large Whites do what they say on the box and the Tortoiseshell have orange, cream, black, Brown and blue colours on their wings. The Tortoiseshells love Buddleias.

Speckled Wood Butterfly

Speckled Wood Butterfly

We also have Speckled Woods flying around although not landing on the Buddleia. They are a beautiful dark brown with creamy yellow spots. I think they are my favourite butterfly.

We do have other Butterflies visiting Folly View’s garden but the butterflies mentioned above are those I have seen this week. I hope you enjoy watching Butterflies as well.

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