Their small park attracts visitors from Britain and overseas, a growing number of whom combine their holiday with a course in learning how to spin on traditional spinning wheels.

Earning the special distinction in the award scheme, however, was Julieann and Mark’s creation of the new wildlife pond of just under one acre in size. The pond is already a magnet for dragonflies, kingfishers, newts and a raft of other aquatic species – and attracts many different types of resident and visiting birds.

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