We are thrilled to announce that we are open! Cameron’s Cottage, nestled in the RSPB Franchises Lodge reserve, has had a complete make-over from derelict cottage to a phenomenal residential education retreat.
In partnership with the RSPB, we were able to fulfill our vision to create a place where young people can be immersed in nature. We are so grateful to everyone for the tremendous support you have offered us over these last years to enable this to happen.
Cameron’s Cottage is completely off-grid with heating and electricity provided by solar power, so it really is the ultimate nature experience
The Cottage, which sleeps up to 19 people, has been renovated to create a sustainable place where groups of young people can experience and learn about the natural world.
We are thrilled to report that Steve Cuff, who very generously and kindly offered his services, was able to completely water-proof and fix the roof of the cottage.
Thank you to Steve for this fabulous work! He also installed a bat box for the Rhinolophidae bat (commonly known as the horseshoe bat) and one for the Common Pipistrelle bat, giving them places to roost.
We have been very busy these last few months and are delighted that RSPB have appointed an architect, Joe Moorhouse, who shares our vision to renovate Cameron’s Cottage.
We are looking at the endless possibilities to transform this run down, three bedroom cottage into a place where groups of young people can stay in the heart of the 1000 acres RSBP Franchises Lodge Reserve. Not only are we looking to up-date the cottage, we hope to create a field study centre that will be a base for young people to carry out research and other nature related activities.