July 2019 at Stourton

Introducing Autumn Festival 2019!

 14th September 2109 marks our third Autumn Festival  and this year promises to be bigger and better!

There will be lots of ‘have-a-go’ activities, from bush-craft to axe throwing, mini quad rides, off road 4×4 experiences, forestry, cookery & craft demonstrations.

Fancy a spot of retail therapy? There’ll be a huge variety of top-quality products available from craft stalls, to homeware, clothing, accessories and boutique food producers. Deer Safaris will run throughout the day on the Stourton Estates wheelchair-accessible tractor & trailer.  Visitors can see Winston, the resident and very handsome stag with his ladies and their calves in their beautiful parkland surroundings.

Not only is there loads to do and see there’s also a full program of live music entertaining families throughout the day introduced by the colourful Alan Ritson who will be delighted to welcome the following very talented musicians playing in this special setting:

  • 11am – The Miracle Cure
  • 12pm – The Delta Dogs
  • 1pm – Homity
  • 2pm – Pen & Stu
  • 3pm – Horncastle Ukulele Group

Visitors can enjoy the music from the Safari Clubhouse on site where they can grab a pint or maybe a G&T, relax and enjoy the ambience of the day in this very special venue.

Feeling peckish? There is a wide range of high-quality food on offer from wood fired pizza, steak burgers as well as very tasty vegan street food and for sugar junkies: home-made cakes, luxury marshmallows, fudge, ice-cream and lots more.

Entry costs just £5 per car payable on the gate and the event is open from 10am until 4pm!

 Autumn Festival Evening Gig with Elliott Morris

The fun doesn’t end at 4pm! From 7pm we are delighted to welcome one of the most sought-after young artists on the acoustic scene: musician Elliott Morris, together with support artists, The Rye Sisters and Itchy Fingers.

Elliott Morris, is originally from West Ashby, just a couple of miles from the estate.  Elliott has completed 2 UK tours supporting artists such as Paul Carrack – he has also been joined on stage a number of times by Ed Sheeran!

The gig will take place in the safari tent within the arboretum where guests can relax around our fire pit & enjoy a licensed bar and superb range of quality food from the Willow Bull Steak Shack.

You can book your tickets now by clicking here! Tickets cost £12 (£6 for under 16’s) and are strictly limited so please book in advance to make sure you don’t miss out.

If you would like to make a weekend of it, they are warmly invited to book a pitch to bring their tent, caravan or motorhome. You are welcome to stay on Friday night & Saturday night enjoying both the day time activities and the Elliott Morris Gig without having to drive home! Camping pitches also include free entry to the day event.

If you don’t have their own camping gear or simply fancy glamping for the weekend then bell tents are available sleeping 2, 4 or 6 people. The tents are furnished with air-beds, duvets, pillows and bedding. For the ultimate luxury one very special and cosy bell tent is available to hire featuring an iron bedstead with all bedding supplied and fitted with a log burner.

To find out more or to book your pitch please contact the Stourton Team on 01507 578236 or contact@stourtonestates.co.uk.

A Secret Garden Themed Wedding at Stourton Estates

 Last weekend we welcomed Sophie and Richard to the estate to celebrate their wedding.  The weather was kind to them and all of us on the Stourton Team send our congratulations and wish them many happy years together.

The beauty of a wedding here is that you can have your wedding day your way.  We have a couple of lovely spots around the estate where you can pitch your marquee and the style you want is completely up to you.  Sophie & Richard opted for a beautiful poled marquee pitched in the arboretum overlooking the old hall lawn and deer park beyond, but we’ve also had frame marquees and tipi style marquees.  Alternatively you can create a woodland wedding and hire our Safari Tent with all the essentials as part of a package and let use make your dream day come true.  Our safari tent can comfortably sit approximately 120 guests, with room to boogie!

The entrance to Sophie & Richard’s marquee (Florida Marquees Yorkshire) was stunning with flowers designed by S&A Floral Designs wedding dressing in the marquee from Save the Date and the bar was run by the brilliant Drinks Now – we loved the sound of the Secret Stourton cocktail! We are now working with a number of preferred suppliers who we can liaise with on your behalf and who know the venue – or you are more than welcome to source your own!

 If you would like to talk to us about your big day and what we can offer please simply contact Julie in the office.  We’d love to show you around and hear about your ideas for your special day!

 

Try some venison on your barbeque!

 venison burgers stourton estatesAre you getting the BBQ out over the summer? We have lots of delicious Venison in stock in the freezer on the farm for you!

This wonderfully flavoured meat is low in fat & cholesterol and high in protein & iron so super healthy and absolutely delicious.

We have steaks, sausages, burgers and larger cuts too, all in stock

We are open Monday – Friday between 9am & 1pm so you can just pop in, or to make sure you don’t miss out or if you have a very specific order you can contact us to reserve it before collecting!

 

A New Landscaping Product – Pine Nuggets!

 What is it?

 Pine nuggets are large pieces of pine bark that are great for the garden and it is also play registered for safety surfaces.

 Why should we choose it?

 This is an attractive alternative to play chip being darker in colour and giving a more natural look to your garden.

 How much is it?

Whilst this product is slightly more expensive at £70 per bag it is quality you are paying for this premium product… why not try it and see the difference yourself?

Can I order it?

 Yes – click here to order online and and it will be delivered by our transit van on a Tuesday or Thursday direct to your door, free delivery within 20 mils of LN9 5PB

Deer Diary

 The deer calves are now well settled into their parkland surrounding and are very much enjoying the warmer weather.  They seem to spend most of their time playing in their pond.  The stags antlers are looking magnificent – they have finished growing and are about to lose their velvet…. Antony will have to be careful now!

On The Farm

 Harvest has just started.  The new CASE combine is performing brilliantly and there’s plenty of space in the cab for Oli’s Red Bull (other energy drinks are available)!

First to be harvested is the Winter Barley crop, followed by Oilseed Rape and then later in August the wheat crops.  Fingers crossed for a dry few weeks and some smooth sailing / combining and corn carting.

Harvest is a hectic time of year on any farm, we have to snatch the harvest hours when the weather permits and the crop is dry enough.  This means some pretty unsociable hours for our dedicated team. However it also marks the culmination of our farming year when all of our hard work in planting and tending the crops comes to fruition and is always incredibly satisfying.

 Thanks go to Louth Tractors for supplying this incredible 35 foot header combine.

As you can see, it’s all go on the estate at the moment!

Don’t forget our Open day on Sunday 28th July and music festival Beyond the Woods on 9th & 10th August.

We look forward to seeing you soon

Helen & Antony

 

 

 

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