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Making a wood fired Pizza Oven

Making a wood fired Pizza Oven

This has nothing to do with the cottages, recipes or any of the other stuff that we normally post about ┬ábut, it might be of use to someone. We made a Wood fired Pizza/Bread oven last year and have uploaded some ‘in progress’ photos to Pinterest. If you plan to make one, these might be of use. http://pinterest.com/croancottages/outdoor-wood-fired-pizza-oven/

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Bee jobs in Autumn

Bee jobs in Autumn

Despite the summer being very wet, the bees are happy and have been very busy. At this time of the year, we remove the Supers from the hives, full or not. We tend to leave lots of Honey for the Bees, not harvesting all that we could. Particularly in a Hive with a large population of Bees, I think that leaving large stores of Honey for the Bees means that more of them will survive...

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Bed and Breakfast

Bed and Breakfast

Soon we will be offering a Bed and Breakfast option for guests who would like to stay in Croan House. We have been busy getting the rooms ready, replacing old sash windows with similar (but double glazed) new ones and upgrading the insulation and heating, etc. We think that this will be particularly popular with guests who are hosting a Wedding celebration at Croan. If you would like to stay in the house, drop us a line...

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Videos of Croan Cottages

Videos of Croan Cottages

We have a couple of short videos up on the Croan Cottages YouTube channel which give you an idea of what Croan Cottages look like. We hope that they also bring back some happy memories for people who have stayed with us already. Enjoy! http://www.youtube.com/user/CroanCottageshow to write an essay

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Cherry Blossom in late March

Cherry Blossom in late March

This year’s Cherry Blossom display is spectacular! We hope that they’ll last until Easter. We shot a video on a lovely sunny day and Pierre insisted on starring in the scene!

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