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 […]
10th November 2017

Our African and Emden Geese are laying their eggs 3 months earlier than expected!

Our African and Emden Geese are laying their eggs 3 months earlier than expected!  Normally they lay during February so we’re very surprised to be collecting […]
26th October 2017
shih tzu

Archie the Cavalier and Max the Shih Tzu after a pamper session at Ruff Cuts Weymouth

Archie the Cavalier and Max the Shih Tzu after a pamper session at Ruff Cuts Weymouth.  Fiona has saved the day and beautified Archie and Max […]
24th October 2017

Bad Hair Day for our rare breed Polish Bantams on a rainy day here at the farm!

Bad Hair Day for our rare breed Polish Bantams on a rainy day here at the farm! Our Polly the Polish bantam is having a nightmare […]
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 […]