Prior to Barbara and David purchasing sixteen acres in Coatesville Riverhead thirty years ago the property was farmed as a vineyard. On arrival they set about the tasks of ploughing and re sowing the bare land, re fencing, building yards and stables, planting trees and creating gardens. Ashgrove was named after Ash, a lovely grey mare they owned at the time and several Claret Ash trees were also planted in keeping with the theme. The little cottage was initially built for David’s elderly parents and in later years rented out primarily to tenants whose horses grazed on the farm.
Until recently horses were Ashgrove's mainstay and could be seen schooling on the arena or generally about the farm and stables. And although horses still come for a spell Texel sheep are now the breed of choice with lambing around the months of July and August. In the front paddock two rotund Kune Kune pet sows eagerly await their daily dinner, chatting happily to visitors and hoping for a scratch.Visitors are most welcome to take a stroll about the gardens and paddocks. Just remember to please close the gates behind you!
We are sure you will enjoy your stay at Ashgrove Country Cottage. Everything has been provided totally for your ease, comfort and relaxation. Should you have any queries or require assistance during your stay please give us a call on either of the numbers provided.
Your hosts Barbara and David Cooke.