Covid 19

Date: 02/06/2020

Jill Nicholls - Owner

First and foremost, we sincerely hope you and your family are well.
The most important things in this situation are our health and our ability to look after our families.
Lower Wood Farm has been closed since Monday 23rd March. This was provisionally extended to Saturday 4th July by H.M. Government.
All holiday bookings for this period are being addressed, we will be in contact with you regarding your booking as we work week by week through this period.
We will also be contacting July and August customers as their balance payments become due with the current advice. Please feel free to contact us at any time.

For NEW BOOKINGS for the period Saturday 4th July to Friday 27th November. I will be offering revised Booking Terms and Conditions. This means that if either you or we have to cancel your holiday for COVID-19 related reasons I will offer a full refund – Please contact us directly for more details.

We are working hard to maintain and further improve LWFarm ready to reopen and bring life and wonderful moments back to our cottages and facilities, while adding new health and safety measures that will offer our guests as much peace of mind as possible. At this time, we are paying close attention to the instructions relating to safety given by the local authority and governing bodies.

To all our customers working with us through this difficult period by postponing their valued holiday to a later date. We say a big “Thank You” and we look forward to seeing you soon.

Take good care of yourselves and stay safe.

Best Regards Jill.

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Barn Owls at Lower Wood Farm

Nesting Box No. 1256.

We wish to thank the Wild Life Conservation Partnership for their yearly visit to inspect our nesting box recording the weight, condition, sex of each young barn owl before ringing.

At Lower Wood Farm our successful owl box has been in place since we began work on the barn in 2003.
With the conversion of the main barn which had been home for a nesting pair of barn owls for many years, we contacted the barn owl trust who were more than helpful with providing us with a Barn Owl nesting box. This was placed in the large popular tree at the bottom of our horse’s field on the edge of the marshes, an idea hunting habitat. The box was occupied very quickly with a pair of barn owls and our first batch of young were hatched and fledged.

Here is our yearly record.
2004 clutch of 7 eggs (Adults Ringed GN95682 – GN95683) young fledged.
2005 2 young fledged and tagged
2006 2 young fledged
2007 2 young fledged
2008 2 young fledged and tagged
2009 3 young fledged and tagged
2010 young had fledged before inspection
2011 4 young fledged and tagged
2012 5 young fledged and tagged

Ringing recoveries
GC03690 (2005) was found on 29/11/06 freshly dead in farm buildings Runham.
GN95682 (2004) moved to a nest site near Ormesby st Margret and had 2 young in 2007 that did not survive.
But had three young in 2008 that successfully fledged.
GC03689 (2005) was found alive roosting at a site near Ormesby St Michael on 18th April 2009.

Guests staying at Lower Wood Farm during June/July will be able to watch the parents hunting and returning
time after time to the nesting box to feed the young birds. Our collection of pictures show the barn owls with their catch returning to the nesting box.

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