About Copper Beeches

 

Ian has worked in Agriculture and Forestry since leaving school and is very much a practical person , he takes pride in his vegetable garden, despite the heavy clay soil, he built the hen and duck house himself. 

As well as selling fire logs locally to residents in Petersfield and the surrounding area, he looks after the numerous animals we have.




We have acquired 3 Gloucester Old Spot pigs at the moment. They are kept here at Copper Beeches in the garden. Any self catering guests are asked to contribute to their diet.  We class Copper Beeches as a 'small holding'.



              

    
We have two Hereford Cross cows which we bucket fed a few years ago. These have been crossed with a Hereford bull. At the moment we have 6 in total. These live on rented land or else graze on the South Downs for the Conservation Board or on our own land at North Marden.  We may buy more  Hereford/Guernsey calves which we will bucket feed at home again. 








              

                                                




Our sheep are Rare Breed 'Dorset Down', at present we have twelve ewes for breeding next year and 6 lambs born earlier this year.   









We have two adult Norfolk Black turkeys this year with 9 poults being grown on to be ready for Christmas.


Of course, we must not forget the various breeds of chicken and ducks which lay the free range eggs for the breakfast table.


Our Bed and Breakfast and Self Catering guests are welcome to visit our animals.  In fact we encourage our Self Catering guests to save any suitable waste for our pigs and poultry.

                       

                                                       
                                                                          

We married in 1971 and have two daughters, Tricia has two boys, Josh who is fourteen and Toby is twelve. They live local to Petersfield so we are able to see them quite often.  Debs has two girls, Stacey (13) and Neve (11), who also live locally and all attend Midhurst Rother College.

Janet has had various jobs during her married life before becoming hostess for the Bed and Breakfast ( B & B / Guest House) in 2004. The first Self Catering Cottage 'The Dairy' became available for guest in 2005, and 'The Parlour' in 2006.  

Janet derives great pleasure from looking after the various chickens and Campbell ducks as well as the turkeys. 
Fresh chicken or duck eggs, when available, as well as the sausages and bacon from our home produced pork, freshly baked bread and homemade jams are all on offer for breakfast. 

   




Oscar joined us at Copper Beeches at the end of April, 2010 as a puppy of 8 weeks.  We have had Weimaranas for over twenty years, our two previous dogs were rescued.  Oscar is eight years old, having had him as a puppy he is used to different people coming and going, he loves everyone and hopes everyone will love him too.  We have an indoor cage if need be, should  any guests be a little nervous about dogs. He thoroughly enjoys his walks on the South Downs, Petersfield Heath and surrounding areas, he is well behaved with the livestock and is the most endearing four legged friend we have had.  Oscar is our fifth Weimaraner.

 

Copper Beeches Accommodation - a rural Bed and Breakfast and Self Catering experience near Petersfield.


 

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