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The Country-Enterprise 'Stay Away' directory features very special B&Bs and hotels offering a warm welcome, and delicious breakfasts alongside carefully selected self catering cottages giving the opportunity of a real Country-Enterprise getaway. While you're there visit local farm shops, farmers' markets and shop for local specialities to take home. Enjoy beautiful gardens, tastings in vineyards, have supper in a friendly pub or something grander in a gourmet restaurant use  the Country-Enterprise directories to help you plan your trip.

Stay in a Sussex flint cottage close to the beautiful Denmans Gardens and be spoilt with award winning brownies. Park Cottage's blackboard tells you more.

Devon is perfect for a Spring Break, have a look at Northcote Manor and Combe House Hotel.  Skinners Ash Farm near Honiton offers b&b and self catering.

Romney Marsh in Kent is a 'secret' world and a lovely place to stay on a farmhouse b&b. Another Kentish gem is a self catering converted barn on a classic fruit farm.

A YEAR OF GOOD REASONS TO 'STAY-AWAY':

The forthcoming Country-Enterprise Diary will show interesting courses and events and where you can find them.  Our Garden Guide will focus on four seasons of fascinating gardens, some with kitchen gardens, others with national collections, all with inspirational planting and every one worth visiting. Garden professionals will be sharing some of their secrets - here's the first.

Courses:

Hedgelaying, hurdle making, garden and estate maintenance and improvement, woodland and grassland management are just a few of the skills you can enjoy learning alongside like-minded enthusiasts.

Plumpton College in East Sussex offers a wide variety of short courses including several on wine and growing grapes.

The nearbye Netherfield Centre for Sustainable Food Farming has courses on growing vegetables, starting a pig herd etc.  

Bicton College in Devon offers the chance to be a farmer for a day - including getting up at 5am! There is a tractor handling course and they'll shortly be offering sheep dog training. Some course dates on the news page. Stay locally at Skinners Farm.