Welcome to The Dairy, a wonderful haven to relax in. Usefully all on one level this cottage, which is an annex to the owner’s home, offers comfortable accommodation in fabulous surroundings. The living room with picture windows looks out onto the fields afar and if you’re lucky you will get to see the resident kestrels which nest here to have their young. The Dairy is also very well-equipped for pet owners, with an enclosed garden, doggy extras and even an on-site doggy day care and grooming facility (by arrangement with owner).
Surrounded by beautiful countryside, the village of Brackenfield is close to Ogston Reservoir, a haven for birdwatchers and home of the Ogston Bird Club. Built by damming the River Amber in 1958, the reservoir is surrounded by woodlands, fields, scrub and grasslands, and even an orchard! When the water level drops in late summer and autumn, the reservoir attracts large numbers of wading birds but, in winter, Ogston is the best site nationally to watch rare species of gull - 14 different species have been recorded here. A chapel of ease was built at Brackenfield around 1500 but now lies in ruins, hidden by trees. A pilgrimage from the village to this chapel is held each year on Trinity Sunday. A new church was built in 1857 and is the site of one of Brackenfield’s well dressings.
The cottage has good accessibility, it features: