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Lackan Cottage Farm
An organic smallholding offering off grid self-catering accommodation in Birch Eco Cottage and the Off Grid Horsebox
An organic smallholding offering off grid self-catering accommodation in Birch Eco Cottage and the Off Grid Horsebox
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None of this energy saving, off grid stuff has appeared out of thin air. Back in 1980, Brenda and Robert Vale wrote ‘The self sufficient house’, which is still an incredibly useful resource and which is full of good practical information on improving the…
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Yesterday I went on the radio to talk with a couple of other people about living off grid. Trouble is though you get a few minutes to talk and then its over without really getting to say what you wanted, unless you’re a trained media professional, which…
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It is always wonderful when guests choose Birch Cottage to pop the question, and even more wonderful when they share the news with us. Gary proposed to Grainne this week, and they are now engaged to be married. Congratulations guys 🙂
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It’s only a few days into the new year and already it’s been a busy one. We’re heading into our seventh year here at Lackan, a lot of the physical heavy lifting of sorting buildings and structure is done. Over the last years we’ve welcomed a lot of…
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We've always been passionate about increasing awareness of the many environmental issues that face us all, and a major part of that is through our self catering accommodation here at Lackan. Visitors can see that is is possible to reduce their…
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Once again this year we are offering our popular one day ‘Off Grid Living’ course, which takes a look at all the aspects of living the off grid life here at Lackan, and gives practical examples of how elements of this can be used in your everyday life.…
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The coming year promises to be an exciting one. We’re celebrating our new LAND centre status by running a full programme of courses, and opportunities for visitors to find our more about the work we’re doing here at Lackan. As well as a series of…
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In a previous life, I was a partner in a website development company, and as well as building our own website, I still keep my hand in by developing sites for other people when I feel we share a similar ethos
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As part of our overall planning for Lackan, and as one of the designs on my Diploma in Applied Permaculture Design, I'm looking at how we can better integrate horses into a permaculture design. Not an easy task, as creating closed loops on a relatively…
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If you’re looking for something different to give as a gift this Christmas, how about a stay at Birch Eco Cottage or the Off Grid Horsebox. Our gift vouchers come in £25, £50, £75 and £100 amounts and can be used as part of all of a booking at Birch Eco…
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