Our Waterscape

Discover our hidden gem

Nestled within the embrace of a secluded, mature woodland lies a hidden gem waiting to be discovered—a 5 acre, spring-fed lake shimmering with life and natural beauty. We invite you to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life and immerse yourself in this tranquil sanctuary, where the harmony of flora and fauna creates a living tapestry of biodiversity.


Haven of tranquillity

Wake up to the gentle stillness of water, melodic birdsong and fresh ground coffee. The deep freshwater lake is fed by natural underground springs and a stunning waterfall that aerates the waters all year round. 


Symphony of life

Our lake and the surrounding landscape has a thriving ecosystem, home to a diverse array of plants and animals. Gliding underwater you’ll see a huge variety of fish from swirls of golden orfe to 40 year old carp. We also have young family of beavers living in a burrow at the lakes’ edge.  There are thought to be only 400 beavers in England, and if you’re lucky you might get to see them in the wild from the comfort of your own pod. 


Avian paradise

Bird enthusiasts will be delighted by the abundance of avian life. Watch as herons and kingfishers hunt for fish, while cormorants sunbathe by spread their wings. Swallows will come in their hundreds, dancing on the lake. The surrounding pasture and trees provide nesting sites for owls, woodpeckers, warblers, sparrows, and finches to name but a few, creating a vibrant chorus of bird songs. Overhead, the keen eyes of buzzards, kites and hawks are circling the thermals.


Walk on the wild side

Alder farm is blessed with over 40 acres of beautiful forest that can be enjoyed by guests. Take a walk through the woodland surrounding the lake or stroll along the gently winding paths next to the vineyard. Keep an eye out for deer grazing in the distance or a curious fox peeking through the undergrowth. 


Sanctuary for all

Whether you’re a seasoned naturalist or simply seeking a moment of peace, our lake retreat offers a sanctuary for all. Take a moment to sit by the water’s edge, breathe deeply, and let the beauty of this biodiverse haven restore your spirit.


Join us

We believe in a world where we can soak in luxury, rest in awe and wonder, whilst being gentle with our world. Whether your passion is for nature, wild swimming, local wine, rambling, wildlife or staying in a timber marvel, it’s all right here waiting for you.

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