Snow ..but a red sky at night, a sign of change! Wishing us all wonderful New year full of hope and happiness.
If you enjoy reading the morning papers with your breakfast, our local newsagent will deliver and have your chosen papers waiting for you on your doorstep. You will however need to book a few days in advance, so please speak to us to arrange.
Our neighbouring farm is offering livery for any guests who wish to bring their trusty steed on holiday with them. The Orchards on Smokey Lane offer holiday livery for your horse while you relax and recharge at Cropvale Farm and Barns. Please book directly by calling 07875 387206.
A farm shop and restaurant serving breakfast and lunch has opened just a mile away – called Clive’s of Cropthorne you can find out more at https://www.facebook.com/Clives-Of-Cropthorne-2191570684388124/
As food is one of my favourite topics , here is the brownie recipe I use to welcome the guests with, it is based on Nigella Lawsons recipe. 350g 70% dark chocolate 500g granulated sugar 365g salted butter 225g plain flour 6 large eggs Heat the butter and chocolate together until melted , allow to… Read more
We’ve enjoyed a busy summer at Cropvale Farm; welcoming many new and retuning guests as well as hosting my son’s wedding. Marcus exchanged vows with Grace in the village church with a marque reception in the garden here. I enjoyed getting the garden ready, making the bridesmaid dresses and the bridal party ties /pocket squares…. Read more
This time of year is chutney making time, using stored apples and pears from our garden they are turned into thick, luscious chutney for the guests as part of their welcome goodies, when they arrive at Cropvale. This is the recipe I use for Apple and Pear Chutney 750g Cooking apples 750g pears 4cm of… Read more
Malvern Spring RHS show is on from 9th – 12th of May 2019, the show ground nestles beneath the imposing Malvern Hills. There are numerous show gardens , plant avenues to tempt you to buy unusual and classic plants, celebrity gardeners , chefs and floral marques , to see what the show offers , look… Read more
Cropthorne Walkabout is an annual event in our village for 2 days every May bank holiday (5/6 th May 2019). The walkabout is like big a country fayre , with stalls ,flower festival ,Morris Men, lots of live music, food, drinks and many amazing gardens to visit some with river frontages , to name just… Read more