EV update...!

We've just made it even more convenient for guests with super-efficient plug-in hybrid and pure electric vehicles to stay at East Cambusmoon with the addition of another two wall chargers!

As EV owners we really understand the needs of an increasing number of motorists who are driving electric, in particular the ability to simply roll up, plug in, and wake up to a full 'tank' of electrons!

We already installed a 'Type 2' wall charger earlier this year, just in time for our first 'EV guest' who'd travelled 300 miles in their gorgeous BMW i3 all-electric car to stay in the Old Dairy. But with the anticipated increase not just in the number of pure electric vehicles but in their range and ability to fast charge en-route, we look forward to welcoming a lot more long-travelled EV drivers to our low energy cottages and have made charging here as convenient as possible with an additional two chargers.

 

 

Lambing update...

It's been a busy week so far with four new arrivals on the lambing front to date, and both mums and the two sets of twins are doing well!

The first pair were born around 6am on Tuesday (4th April) morning, whilst the 1st of the second pair entered the world around 7pm the same day. Ewe and lamb were led to a pen in the shed, with lamb feeding and food and water left for her mum.

On checking things were ok later that night at around 11pm, another wee bundle of fluff had appeared in the pen, standing up and happily feeding!

A fresh look

It's almost 5 years since we welcomed our first guests, since when we've been committed to making continuous improvements here at East Cambusmoon Holiday Cottages.

Since opening we've enhanced the landscaping around the cottages, improved WiFi, and are increasingly working with other local tourism, produce and service providers within the National Park to help our visitors get the most out of their stay and our beautiful area.

More recently we've established an online booking system and introduced credit/debit card payments, making it easier to book online from smartphones and tablets. And now we're delighted to go live with our new website, with some fresh content and a new layout making it easier to navigate and book on mobile devices.

We hope you like it!

Lambing time

Our 'mini flock' of Lleyn ewes are almost bursting (!) at the seams, so we're on lambing standby again for the Easter holidays, albeit a week or so later than in 2016. Rearing sheep isn't our 'daytime job' by any stretch of the imagination, but is an incredibly rewarding pastime which keeps the fields in good condition and adds some diversity to our smallholding, yet can be quite a stressful rollercoaster ride at this time of year!

The lambs are 'fattened' here during the spring and summer, then typically sold around November, when the whole process is repeated with the arrival of the tup to 'serve' the same ewes.

Charge your car with the sun!

We've recently boosted our green energy production with a further 60 solar panels on the two 'hangars', so we now produce almost as much electricity as we use over a year at the farm!

Problem is, we don't always need the 23kW of power we can generate on an early afternoon in May, our house and cottages being super-insulated and designed to make the most of the sun through their large windows and hot water heating solar thermal panels. So surplus power goes back to the grid...until now!

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