The last ten weeks have been surreal to say the least. While the sun has shone, the gardens have come back to full colour, the birds and wildlife are here in abundance. But we miss the laughter and chatter, the clink and clatter of crockery and plates, snippets of music gently drifting across the gardens. We miss our guests and our team who we work so closely with.
While we have been closed to visitors and guests, we have been working away on other projects. We have been cooking up Sunday Roast dinners for FeldyRoo – a community project to help shelter the most vunerable in our community by delivering nutritious meals every day. Sunday Roast is a firm family favourite here so it’s an absolute pleasure to be able to share it with 240 local residents who have joined this initiative.
We have been delivering fresh veg and fruit boxes, our own ready meals and preserves, dairy and other grocery items to homes throughout our area. We have been working away to complete our Farm Shop and Delicatessen and are planning a soft opening in Mid-June. We will offer the full range of produce from the new shop for delivery within our area and we are working with White Lion Creative to get all of our new farm shop items online, offering a click and collect option for local shopping.
All our jams and preserves are available to order online in our Shop, for postal delivery and we are currently looking into the different packaging and carrier services available to help us extend this to our chilled and frozen range too so you will be able to order online for delivery anywhere in the UK.
The whole country is watching how the current COVID-19 situation develops. We are all hoping that the UK will get it under control and we will find a new ‘normal’. We are are reviewing all of our hygiene and cleaning practices and policies to ensure we have the right equipment and methods to create a COVID secure environment. The good news is that Paul is already considered a ‘clean-freak’ and his meticulous standards leave no corners un-scrubbed!
While no one has a crystal ball, we are hoping that the self-catering market will be allowed to open during July/August and that there will be opportunities for self-isolating summer holiday staycations in Scotland. Hopefully later this summer family units will be able to travel by car to a scrupulously clean holiday cottage at Errichel. You will even be able to order your groceries from our farm shop & deli to be placed in the fridge/freezer/pantry of your cottage, ready for your arrival. With countryside walks on your doorstep, wildlife, farm animals, plenty of space, peace and quiet a relaxing holiday awaits. Some outdoor activities from golf to soft adventure and paddling in Loch Tay or at the river will be things to look forward too. We have been upgrading our WIFI on the farm so you need not be out of touch while you are here (though it might be nice to be off grid for a while and take some proper time off!).
If you are thinking about booking a break this summer please do give us a call or check our availability online.