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Welcome to our 5 star hotel – for wildlife!

If you’ve been walking or cycling the Strawberry Line lately you may have noticed a 4m high stone tower appearing at the heart of the farm. It’s our new hotel – for nature!

The Thatchers Nature Tower was designed by the Barn Owl Trust and is a perfect habitat for creatures such as owls, bats, birds and insects. Set within the acre of wildlife haven, we’re expecting to see Lesser Horseshoe bat, over-wintering butterflies, Blue Tits, Little Owls, Kestrels, Barn Owls, House Sparrows, toads, slow worms and mice, all of whom can nest simultaneously in here.

Captioned image of the Thatchers Nature Tower pointing out where each species can nest

You see, at Myrtle Farm the 5-star treatment is not just reserved for our customers or our apple trees, it’s given to the whole supporting cast of cider makers; from the two and half million bees who make the farm their home and help pollinate the trees, to the tiny insects that enrich the soil.

As a family company we’ve been working in partnership with nature for 120-years. From planting new orchards using regenerative farming methods, to enhancing biodiversity with wildflower areas – or creating an acre of wildlife haven.

We’re excited to see who makes this tower their home and meet our new neighbours!

Want to find out more? Check out this article from when the BBC came to visit the tower: Somerset cidermakers build ‘five-star hotel’ to protect wildlife – BBC News

Sustainability | Thatchers Cider

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Thatchers Cider Company Ltd, Myrtle Farm, Sandford, Somerset, BS25 5RA