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The courses
  • Courses run from 10am till 4pm and begin with drinks and introductions.
  • For the 1-day courses, please bring your own lunch which we will break for ideally around 1pm (if we can drag ourselves away…). Drinks will be provided! Lunch is provided for the 2-day courses.
  • The day ends with tea and cake and a final chance to ask questions.
  • We keep numbers low taking no more than 8 for any one course. All course participants must be over 16.
Getting here/ Accommodation
  • If you come by car, parking is on our drive-in/ drive-out drive - please park as close as you can to the cars already there so we can fit everyone in!
  • You can get to us via train and taxi – our nearest station is Eggesford, you would need to get to Exeter and then go north on the Tarka line towards Barnstaple. We are a 10 minute taxi ride from Eggesford.
  • If you need to stay overnight before or after the course (or both), there are plenty of choices of hotels/ guest houses in Chulmleigh (10 minutes south of us) or South Molton (25 minutes north).
  • A map and photos of where we are can be found here.
Health and Safety
  • Please wear clothes you will be okay to have nibbled, slobbered on or covered in mud BUT for bio-security reasons, ensure they aren’t pre-slobbered! Similarly, clean wellies or boots are required! Indoor shoes will be needed for when we go in the house. If the weather is wet, you may want to consider a spare set of clothes – just in case!!
  • Smallholdings can be dangerous places and even the best trained animals (or even inanimate objects) can be unpredictable. We will talk through basic health and safety guidelines as part of our introduction and then ask you to sign our course register.
  • As well as all our livestock, we have five dogs and two cats – you really do need to like dogs and cats to come on our courses – we suggest that pockets are emptied of dog treats mind you (not that you would be mugged…).
Payment and Cancelations
  • Payment should be made as soon as you receive our confirmation email (see Bookings tab for full details). We will hold your place for 48 hours until payment is made, after that we cannot guarantee to hold your place.
  • We really hope you don’t have to cancel but understand that sometimes life gets in the way... we reserve the right to retain a small admin fee of £10 if you do cancel as long as you give us at least 7 days notice. For cancelations made within 7 days of a course we will retain 50% of the course fee unless a replacement participant can be found! If you cancel less than 48 hours before a course, we regret that no refund can be given.
  • We will do OUR utmost not to have to cancel a course, our first priority will be to arrange another date but failing that (if either we cannot arrange a date or you really cannot make the new one), full refunds will be given!
Post course support
  • We offer continuous support to all course attendees via email and phone and also strongly advise you join our Facebook group @Celebrating Smallholding UK where you will find a wealth of information and guidance and some seriously helpful fellow smallholders. By the end of 2018/start of 2019 there will also be an accompanying website: www.celebratingsmallholdinguk.org.uk
  • If you choose to sign up to our mailing list, you will receive occasional (not too many to annoy you) emails with details of new courses as well as updates to all our websites.
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