The Animals

As you can see from the menagerie at Boturnell Farm, we are animal crazy! Many of the pets here are rescue and we appreciate that many owners like to bring their pets on holiday. This is fine by us. Throws are provided to protect the furniture and help you relax. All cottages have enclosed gardens. Dogs stay free. Stabling is available for the more larger pets and more adventurous owners. Hay can be provided and there are many super rides around. Naturally, we do have a pick up policy.

At the farm, we have pygmy goats, all of whom have a story to tell! They share their life and often their breakfast with some of the chickens and ducks that wander around. There are the guinea fowl, cats, degus, chipmunks and horses around. We also have guinea pigs and a rabbit. Our own dogs( 1 from Pet Rescue) stay in our house and garden.

hens Our chickens are all free range; in fact some of them have the run of the place, and will appear with a clutch of chicks..

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There are 4 resident horses and ponies at Boturnell Farm, including Betty and Alfie to mini Shetlands who were rescued. Alfie had been slashed, and Betty, who was born with deformed back legs, had two grown men riding her and a third beating her.
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Merlin the goat, one of our varied rescue herd.

We have 8 "free range" pygmy goats, all of whom have a story to tell! They share their life and often their breakfast with some of the chickens and ducks that wander around. We also have 4 guinea pigs and our own dogs( 2 from Pet Rescue) who stay in our house and garden

guinea fowl
The Guinea fowl, always a source of amusement with their waddle and strutting.
dog Taz enjoying a stroll around the woods.
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The primroses looking beautiful in the woods.
stream The stream that flows at the edge of our land.
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A view of the woodland path.
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The chickens enjoying a handy perch. Not so sure the guinea pigs are so impressed!
chipmunk snacking One of the chipmunks snacking.
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Aubrietia growing in the walls gives a splash of colour.
This is Oscar keeping guard! He was supposed to have been feral, but seems quite at home in our conservatory!
goats The goats and the pigs, living side by side, with Tazzie supervising from the roof.
pigs The pigs, which are supposed to be micro, are called Bridget the Midget and Rodney Trotter. They were heading for the sausage machine when we bought them
horses You can choose your friends, but not your neighbours, the Alpacas, in a field next to Pippin & Monty

 

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 This is Wallace, 11 years old and thinks he is a horse.
sheep  Annie is keen to keep the gardens trimmed.