As we welcomed our first guests The Lighthouse Church Poole the rhodedendrons started to bloom in the sunshine. We wish them a happy, restful week.


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Cooking on Gas

This season has already brought to light that we need to improve our cookers. Work has now started to make the neccessary alterations to install two new LPG gas cookers. We have to comply with another level of legislation requiring some structural alterations. We intend to be completed by the end of this month in time for an almost fully booked June.

If you would like to contribute towards this additional expenditure of £1500 please contact usIMG_0107

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Standing room only at the open day

Today the weather was very kind to us, it was one of those wonderful warm spring sunshine days, old and new faces to Bernard’s Acre arrived bringing with them a sense of renewed hope and expectation for the future.

One thing Bernard’s Acre is able to do is make people smile, some one said “There were alot of happy people here today”, and there was.
We are now taking bookings for 2017& 2018













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A Significant milestone reached!

The communal accommodation is finally finished. Huge thanks to everyone who has helped us get this far. The final upgrade of two of the bedrooms continues, scheduled for completion this month. We are having an Open Day from 14:00 to … Continue reading

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It was a sad goodbye late yesterday afternoon when this Rowan finnaly gave into the wind. The good news is that there will be plenty of logs for next winters log burner evenings @bernardsacre



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The black ceiling has gone for good

Refurbishment works are gathering in pace as a new insulated floor ,ceiling and walls have now been installed. There are new fire doors to each bedroom. Come and see for yourself of Sunday afternoon April 2nd. The open day with Cream Teasimg_4872

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Epiphany at Belstone

A fabulous celebration of the Epiphany at St Mary’s Belstone today.

Wonderful tableau and procession which slowed village traffic.



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A thank you to all our volunteers

As we take a break for Christmas the new inslated floor to the lounge takes shape. Many thanks to all of you that have helped and given 450 hours of free labour so far. This has been a massive help. We are going to have the lounge insulated, fireproofed and redecorated by mid February in order for our first spring booking to take place. Many thanks to you all, future workdays are now shown on the website calandar.

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Refurbishment continues, both inside and out

Work parties are continuing most weeks now and the floor of the lounge has been cleared so it can be replaced with a level one with insulation and waterproofing underneath it.

The local contractor has donated some hardcore in preparation for the new paths leading down from the car parking area, work which will get underway next week.

Dates of work parties are shown on our calendar here so get in touch with Paul on 07977 590471 if you could come along to help.

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A new Library and Games cupboard get the Rosie Heron Treatment


A new Ercol oak unit was delivered this week to store some games and a reading library

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