Home Farm Blog: January 2013

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Latest news from Manonabeach

Earlier this month we told you that manonabeach (www.manonabeach.comwas visiting the North Norfolk coastline to video some of the beautiful beaches we have.

We're delighted to share his latest images and videos of Holkham beach which are currently on his Facebook Page and website.


Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Banish the winter blues and escape to the North Norfolk Coast

January can be a drab month, it’s the post-Christmas hangover month for many. The weather can be dark and dull and many hit the gym or start a diet after indulging over the festive period and dieting can be really depressing. Did you know that the third January in the month is classified as Blue Monday, because it’s apparently the most depressing day of the year?
To beat these winter blues, how about a break away from the norm? We’re currently offering a massive 20% discount on all breaks that are taken before the 1st March 2013*
Our luxury cottages offer a sanctuary for you to relax and experience a little piece of paradise, regardless of the weather!
Being situated in North Norfolk, we are lucky to have the rugged North Norfolk Coastline on our doorstep. There are numerous walking routes where you can enjoy the fresh air, blast away the cobwebs and get the exercise you promised yourself when making your New Year’s Resolutions.
If the great outdoors doesn't appeal then how about exploring some of the local market towns North Norfolk has to offer where you can peruse the shops and enjoy locally sourced produce from nearby pubs and restaurants.
Don’t forget that when you are staying at our cottages, you have access to our fantastic facilities which include a games room, heated indoor swimming pool and tennis courts. We also have the Green Room available to hire for private functions and parties, so if you’re thinking about organising a family get together or surprise party contact us for more details.
Your 20% discount will automatically be deducted when making your booking online.
Check availability and book online here >>> 

*Offer isn’t applicable for breaks booked w/c 8th & 15th February 2013 and breaks must be booked by 31st January 2013.

The Shaw Method Swimming Course

Improve your swimming - or learn to swim - “from the inside out
We are delighted to offer for the first time, The Shaw Method Swimming course which will run between the 4th – 7th March.

Conventional approaches to teaching swimming focus perhaps too early on what the arms and legs should do. By using the Shaw Method, rather than starting to work on a whole stroke, you’ll discover how to connect to yourself and the water which will improve your balance, alignment and breathing. Rather than just getting instruction from the pool-side, you will be shown & then helped in the pool to experience what is required.
Having built your confidence - and feeling more comfortable with these fundamentals - you will then be guided progressively through the basic steps necessary to coordinate two swimming strokes: breaststroke and either back crawl or front crawl. You’ll learn how to glide through the water, how to generate power efficiently and, most of all, not to waste energy. Understand why it’s not recommended to actively breathe in: it disrupts the rhythm and flow of swimming. Cherish the vision of the path to swimming more enjoyably, creatively and sustainably and know what skills need developing and how to continue practising.
Our private heated swimming pool is the perfect, relaxing venue to gain confidence in the water. 
About the instructor
This course is run by Jonathan Drake. Jonathan is an experienced teacher of the Alexander Technique and Tai-chi, and author of three books on Alexander Technique. He is passionate about holistic approaches to improving fitness and well-being using Alexander Technique principles. These include running and walking, rowing, skiing and skating, and swimming. Swimming did not come easily to him & he felt cold and uncomfortable in water as a young person. This all began to change when he started having Alexander Technique lessons. In 1999 he met Steven Shaw, pioneer of the Art of Swimming and then the world of swimming, its joys and possibilities of connection to self and the water, began to open up to him. Jonathan has assisted Steven on Art of Swimming holidays in Iceland and at Champneys in the UK. He is a member of the Society of Teachers of the Alexander Technique and a Swimming Teacher Association qualified teacher
For more details about this course, visit our website, Email lynne@norfolk-luxury-cottages.co.uk or Telephone (+44) 01328 823135

What does the beach mean to you?

Rumour has it that manonabeach www.manonabeach.com  is staying in the area this week. Manonabeach has a fab website covering journey’s on most of the UK’s best beaches including Norfolk’s favourite family beaches at Blakeney, Brancaster & Holkham.  In his short films he asks the question “what does the beach mean to you?” for many the beach is the ultimate escape delivering a sense of well-being or just space to breathe.  It really does illustrates perfectly why the English beach is a great place to be at any time of year. The Norfolk coastline has a wonderful unspoilt feel with wide open spaces softly lit by huge skies.
Here are some video clips from manonabeach's website showing visitors who recently visited Blakeney
Wherever you are staying, we hope you have a great break on the North Norfolk coast and we look forward to more of your video clips soon!


Tel: (+44) 01328 823135