Wildlife at Merlin Farm
Keep a look out during your stay for the resident wildlife who thrive at Merlin Farm due its peaceful and tranquil location.
Here are just some of the animals you may spot during your stay. Hover over the pictures below to find out more about them.
Rabbits are a common sight but it is always a treat to see their curious faces popping up, ears stood tall on the look out for predators. Most likely to see early morning or at at dusk hopping round the field
Foxes sit top of the woodland food chain with a diet that takes in everything from birds and beetles to rabbits and rats. Most likely to see during the day stalking in the fields
Wild deer live and breed in the surrounding woodland. They can often be seen in the farm lane or grazing on the edge of the woodland in our field.
Badgers are nocturnal and can be seen just after dusk in the farm lane or in the field.
Buzzards can be seen hunting over the fields at Merlin Farm by day. Their mewing call could be mistaken for a cat.
Male Pheasants have bright orange chests, green heads and a long tail, the females are brown. Often seen in our field or mingling with our chickens.
Merlin farm is home to the Common Pipistrelle and the Lesser Horseshoe bat. You may be lucky enough for one to flutter past you one evening!
Barn owls live and breed at Merlin Farm every year and can be seen hunting over the fields at Merlin Farm at dusk.
We have a pony - Holly, who is sometimes in the field directly in front of the cottages and loves to be patted and fed carrots and apples.
You may also spot the odd chicken or duck who may be free ranging in the field and a few geese who we call 'The Merlin Mafia' who are a bit grumpy but luckily they patrol the field on the other side of the guest's fence!