I was shocked to find SEPTEMBER has already started! The Wells Festival of Literature is attracting a great deal of interest both locally and further afield. Mowbarton is delighted to be part of it and very proud to be sponsoring Helena Attlee (1.30pm Saturday 10 October). Her book The Land where Lemons Grow tells the story of Italy and its citrus fruit. Although Mowbarton can't claim twinship with those southern climes quite yet, we do have plenty of lavender, a fig tree (figs already ripe and edible), a couple of prolific vines, plus of course our very own vineyard up the lane!  

One Festival event - Mary Berry - has sold out, but there are plenty of other great speakers to see and hear during the week. I'm afraid that the Barn is already booked for almost the entire Festival although I could squeeze in anyone who would like to attend an event between Tuesday and Friday. Speakers then include Anne de Courcy, Jonathan Bate, Michael Bundock , Richard Kerridge,  Zoe Williams, Lady Jane Wellesley, Roger Saul, AN Wilson - the list goes on. 

The good news for prospective guests of course is that the our Shepherd's Hut will be available to rent by then. It sleeps two in secluded luxury - and for just £70 a night during our three-month 'guinea pig' period. I have been busy choosing a kettle, crockery, bed linen, cushions; Arthur and Adrian (see below) have been busy landscaping. Contact us now to find out full details and availability.


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