The End Of A Busy Summer…

Views over the Letcombe Valley towards Wantage…

Wonderful Walking…

The area around Great Shefford boasts some of the most beautiful scenery, history and wildlife. Just a short drive and you can be up on The Ridgeway taking in the views for miles around. The Ridgeway is described as Britain’s oldest road and The National Trail is 87 miles long! So plenty of walking and cycling here. Or visit the lost village of Snap in Aldbourne which was not abandoned until the 20th century

Path to the deserted village…

Summer At 2 Ivy House…

The weather this year has been a challenge for all gardeners. Late frosts, torrential rain and unusually strong winds have played havoc with the plants. Not to mention BLIGHT! I didn’t know that was a thing until my tomato plants just shrivelled up and died. Lots of fruit all rotten. Its so sad when you put so much hard work into it. However damsons were plentiful, so lots of lovely jam for my guests again this year. Lots of chillies as well. However in late Spring the garden was quite colourful and I am pleased to say that the borders are maturing quite nicely.

Summer Garden…

Our Guests…

We have had some really lovely guests this summer. Its so lovely to be able to host again. Walkers, cyclists, fishermen/women, wedding guests and actual brides. It was a very exciting day when Alex and his bride stayed with us, lovely to be part of their special day, and a good excuse for champagne and cake. Really looking forward to seeing their photos. Some taken outside by the river.

Wedding Day…

Places To Eat…

We have lots of superb restaurants nearby but you cannot get much closer than The Great Shefford. A two minute walk from the house! Even more exciting is the news of the new chef Sam. The food is exceptional. Just take a look at their reviews.

At 2 Ivy House in 2022 we will be continuing to offer all inclusive walking/cycling holiday packages. The package includes bed and breakfast, afternoon cream tea on arrival, evening meals, packed lunches and a guide for walkers with transport if required. Please contact me for more details and prices

Lavender…

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