News Blog

22nd July 2017
Billy the Bengal

Billy the Bengal Cat, star of our campsite! A most stunning cat.

Billy the Bengal Cat, star of our campsite! A most stunning cat. Billy goes walking every day with his owner and best friend Dave the landscape […]
2nd February 2017
All 4

Four in a Bed Winners

Series 9 – Episode 21 – Swallows Rest   The competition starts at Swallows Rest in Weymouth, Dorset, where owners Jane and Keith Smith are pulling […]
18th October 2017
Blenheim Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

Happy 11th Birthday Archie!!! Our Blenheim Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

Happy 11th Birthday Archie!!! Our Blenheim Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. Archie is our resident King Charles at the B&B.  He guards his kitchen and his food […]
16th October 2017

New Floodlit Hot Tub for guests to enjoy throughout the year in our garden!

New Floodlit Hot Tub for guests to enjoy throughout the year in our garden! Heated to 37 degrees all year round this is a fabulous way […]
16th September 2017

Baking day at the farm: Banana & Maple Syrup Cheesecake and Cranberry & White Chocolate Shortcake

Baking day at the farm: Banana & Maple Syrup Cheesecake and Cranberry & White Chocolate Shortcake. Our guests are treated to cake, cake and more cake! […]
5th August 2017
Crested incubator ducklings

Our new incubator babies being introduced to the real world!

Our new incubator babies being introduced to the real world! Our new incubator babies being introduced to the real world!  As an experiment my brother Bruce […]
28th July 2017
Motley Crew

Swallows Rest B&B and Martleaves Farm Campsite Motley Crew!

Swallows Rest B&B and Martleaves Farm Campsite Motley Crew!  Our new team tee shirts and caps arrived today from Dorset Embroidery & Printwear.  We’re so pleased […]
22nd July 2017

Max and Gracie enjoying a play date! Shih-Tzu & Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen

Max and Gracie enjoying a play date! Shih-Tzu and Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen Both, males and females should be of similar size, […]
17th June 2017

Alpaca shearing here at the farm around 9.30am today! Not for the faint hearted. They squeal!

Alpaca shearing here at the farm around 9.30am today! Not for the faint hearted. They squeal! Come and see them turn from a wooley jumper into […]
16th June 2017

Luxury AA 4* Gold rated Farmhouse to let in 35 acres on Jurassic Coast near Weymouth. Sleeps 12.

Luxury AA 4* Gold rated Farmhouse to let in 35 acres on Jurassic Coast near Weymouth.  Self catering accommodation with 5 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms, huge […]
6th May 2017

Ferrero Rocher Cakes for today’s guests at Swallows Rest B&B!

Ferrero Rocher Cakes for today’s guests at Swallows Rest B&B!  Chocolate heaven!  Dark chocolate fudge cake topped off with fresh cream roses, chocolate sauce and everyone’s […]
29th April 2017
Martleaves Farm Campsite Men's Luxury Wetroom

Martleaves Farm Campsite New Luxury Psychedelic Purple Wetroom – Nominate Us!

Martleaves Farm Campsite New Luxury Psychedelic Purple Wetroom – Nominate Us! We’re entering the 2017 Loo Of The Year Award Competition! We’re so proud of our […]
23rd April 2017
Breakfast time at the B&B

Breakfast time at the B&B with home made granola, marmalade and strawberry jam!

Breakfast time at the B&B with home made granola, marmalade and strawberry jam!  Our Award Winning Breakfast boasts dry cured bacon and the best sausages we […]
21st April 2017
Archie, our resident Cavalier king Charles Spaniel

Archie, our resident Cavalier King Charles Spaniel welcoming guests

Archie, our resident Cavalier King Charles Spaniel welcoming guests to the B&B yesterday. He loves lots of attention but at 10 years old is rather deaf! Archie, […]
10th April 2017
Max after his pamper sessiom

Max our adorable Shih-Tzu after his pamper session earlier today at Barkingham Palace

Max our adorable Shih-Tzu after his pamper session earlier today at Barkingham Palace near Weymouth. Max could be mistaken for a teddy bear. His temperament is perfect. […]
1st April 2017
Rockhoppers camping

London Rockhoppers descend in force on Martleaves Farm Campsite

London Rockhoppers descend in force on Martleaves Farm Campsite.  What a gorgeous day on the campsite! The sun is beaming down and the sea is glistening, […]
31st March 2017
Sugar Free Bownies

Walnut & raspberry brownies sweetened with dates – yummy!

Walnut & raspberry brownies sweetened with dates – yummy! Today’s treat for our family and guests.  Aga baked cakes are a daily treat here at the […]
31st March 2017
Hayley & James

Appreciating the British things in life. Blog from a daughter.

Appreciating the British things in life. Blog from a daughter. My husband James and I have just returned from 132 days backpacking in South East Asia […]
26th March 2017
Rosie the English Setter came to stay at the B&B

Rosie the English Setter came to stay at the B&B

Rosie the English Setter came to stay at the B&B.  Just 22 months old, Rosie took her owners Judy & Michael off for an 18 mile […]
24th March 2017
The Red Arrows

Weymouth Carnival, August 2017

Weymouth Carnival 2017 will be a two day event held on the seafront and adjacent areas of Weymouth, Dorset on 15th and 16th August 2017.
23rd March 2017
Raspberry Megingue

Meringue Baking Day using free range eggs from the garden

Meringue Baking Day using free range eggs from the garden.  Our birds lay so many eggs at this time of the year on the farm so […]