Yesterday Boris Johnson announced his roadmap for the relaxation of the lockdown restrictions. We are so happy to say we are going to be able to reopen from the 12th April partially. We have 2 kitchen an 2 bathroom areas so we will only be taking bookings for our shepherds hut and one of our yurts during the time from 12th April until the 17th May when we intend to reopen fully. This is such positive news that the vaccination programme is working and the numbers of cases and deaths have been reducing in response to the government measures. We will be very happy to be welcoming back all our guests particularly with the rise in popularity of staycations. We are hoping for some lovely spring weather now, and some warmer temperatures. We are also looking forward like most people to being able to see our family and friends. My husband and one of my sons have already had their vaccines and I am hopeful that I will be receiving mine in the next cohort. Its so lovely to have some positive news now as this winter and lockdown has seemed to be very long!
So we have been in yet another lockdown since the beginning of January with the pandemic accelerating in the UK, however we have still been taking some bookings for the summer months. We are happy to reassure our guests that we will give refunds if we are unable to reopen due to any lockdown restrictions. January has been a cold and wet month in Devon with even some snow falling which is quite unusual for our camp. We are relatively near to the coast and hence why its quite unusual for us to see any snow and for it to actually lay on the ground. There are now some lovely signs of spring with plenty of snowdrops and primroses emerging and we are delighted to have a new broadband connection using microwaves and a mast. The previous broadband connection was on old copper phone lines, and was virtually like dial up, however since our new connection was established a few days ago its very promising that we will have some excellent speeds bringing us into the 21st century!!!
Liz Jeffery - owner of Hemsford Yurt camp