’For many years, we have known that in order for the farm to survive, we had to diversify’ says Laura Lewis
My husband John, is a Carpenter by trade, but whilst constructing oak frames in various areas of the country, he was eager to return home to build a Treehouse!
We launched our business, Squirrels Nest, in June 2018 and it’s been running really well. We seem to attract people escaping the cities for celebrations such as mini moons, birthdays and anniversaries.
We offer a range of additional extra’s such as hampers, bush craft experience’s, yoga and massage.
It’s a retreat and a place where people can come to escape the hustle of bustle of everyday life.
The coronavirus has hit us hard. We have had to close and are in the long process of rearranging dates for our guests. It is a worrying time as we can’t predict the future and know when this will all end.
We just know that we have no income and although the Government are able to contribute, we are still at a significant loss.
Never could we predict this pandemic and it has been a huge wake up call.
We have been keeping busy though, we farm improved Welsh ewes and are towards the end of lambing 450.
Plus we are keeping positive and we have great plans for when we re open, offering more services and with a third Treehouse on the horizon we are confident that the British public will be escaping to the country for the foreseeable.
Why wouldn’t they?!
Check out the Squirrels Nest luxury retreat - squirrels-nest.co.uk