Field House, Rykneld Farm
We are both retired, Alan was CEO, Director and Chairman of British Gymnastics. His hobbies are playing Classical Guitar, woodworking and reading. Hilary was a pre-school gymnastic coach, tutor and examiner, and then became qualified as a Reflexologist, Kinesiologist, and other compementary therapies. She also loves gardening, painting, pottery and woodcarving, and looking after our animals. Both love being with family, especially when grandchildren are visiting.
Our Home & Location
Our home is situated in the delightful conservation village of Higham, with stunning views overlooking the Amber Valley and Ogston Reservoir. There are mature gardens, a 3/4 acre British broadleaved woodland where Rosie enjoys her daily walks, off the lead, playing with a tennis ball. The gardens and the greenhouse have an automatic watering system in the Summer. There are also numerous local footpaths and bridleways to explore. Higham is conveniently situated between Chesterfield, Matlock and Alfreton, and only six miles from the M1. There is easy access by car or public transport to the Peak District National Park and the Stately homes of Chatsworth, Haddon Hall, Hardwick Hall, Bolsover Castle, Peveril Castle, and the many other attractions of Derbyshire.
Responsibilities & Pets
Rosie, our dog, is fed twice a day, morning and early evening, and exercising four times a day. Cleopatra, our cat, needs feeding throughout the day, and will let herself out through the cat flap when needed.
The hens have an automatic feeder, which should not needed re-filling for two weeks, two water containers need to be kept clean and refilled when necessary, and eggs need to be collected daily....
The fish should be fed every two days.
Houseplants need watering as needed, but the garden, greenhouse and small conservatory have automatic watering systems. + More info
May 2019 | Kim